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Boosting productive capacities is critical for Zambia’s graduation from least developed country status
6 Oct 2022
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
The Weekly Tradecast: Economic diversification in Africa
14 Jul 2022
The series explores how major economic events affect developing countries. In the second episode, UNCTAD’s Africa director Paul Akiwumi talks about the urgent need for economic diversification on the continent.
Strengthening resilience in commodity-dependent countries
14 Sep 2021
The Global Commodities Forum 2021 tackles the many facets of commodity dependence and the vulnerabilities of countries whose economies rely on primary goods exports.
Boosting incomes and reducing vulnerabilities of maize farmers in Laos
24 Nov 2020
A recent UNCTAD study identifies three ways smallholder farmers in the landlocked southeast Asian nation can boost earnings from their harvests.
Charting the way forward for climate-resilient agriculture in Malawi
6 Dec 2019
Value-addition and diversification high on the agenda - with priority given to female smallholder farmers and traders.
Escaping commodity trap critical for landlocked developing countries
29 Nov 2019
Promoting structural transformation and productive capacities, including economic diversification, can help countries overcome disadvantages.
Unlocking the hidden value of cotton by-products in African least developed countries
1 Oct 2019
Written byFabrizio Meliado, Parkhi Vats, Kris Terauds, Matthias Knappe
Countries dependent on commodities should diversify economies to survive climate crisis, says UN report
11 Sep 2019
The report highlights how commodity-dependent developing countries will be directly affected by climate change, and indirectly by mitigation and adaptation policies pursued not only by themselves but also by third countries.
Promoting cotton by-products in Eastern and Southern Africa: Lessons from an UNCTAD technical assistance project
3 Jul 2019
By Kris Terauds, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD