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UNLOCKING SUSTAINABLE POTENTIAL

Unlocking the Sustainable Potential of Land Resources

Evaluation Systems, Strategies and Tools

17 Feb 2017
Land resources are one of nature’s most precious gifts. They feed us and help our societies and economies to thrive. Some 2.5 billion agricultural smallholders worldwide manage around 500 million small farms, providing more than 80 per cent of food consumed in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. These r...
PATHWAYS TOWARDS FOOD SECURITY

Pathways Towards Food Security in the Arab Region

An Assessment of Wheat Availability

17 Feb 2017
This study includes a review of the various regional initiatives that relate to wheat in order to reflect the results of the assessment of wheat availability into useful regional policy directions that can help the region to enhance wheat availability. The outcome of the review coupled with the r...
TRADE & ENVIRO REVIEW 2016

Trade and Environment Review 2016

Fish Trade

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Environment Review
24 Mar 2017
The review addresses the matter of harmful incentives, primarily in terms of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and fisheries subsidies, as an important part of the toolkit to restore fish populations, foster sustainable fisheries and deliver substantial economic and social gains. ...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2016

The Least Developed Countries Report 2016

The Path to Graduation and Beyond: Making the most of the process

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
3 Jan 2017
Graduation is the process through which least developed countries (LDCs) cease to be members of the LDC category, in recognition of their advances in development. In principle, it marks a shift from dependency to a greater degree of self-sufficiency and emergence from the development "traps" whic...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2015/16

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2015-2016

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
18 Nov 2016
The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2015-2016 provides a comprehensive analysis of markets in the UNECE region and reports on the main market influences outside the UNECE region. It covers the range of products from the forest to the end-user: from roundwood and primary processed products t...
AFRIQUE RENOUVEAU V27 #4 2014

Afrique renouveau, Édition Spéciale 2014

Édition Speciale Agriculture

Series:
Afrique renouveau
31 Dec 2014
Le magazine Afrique renouveau traite des nombreux défis auxquels sont confrontés les populations africaines, leurs dirigeants et leurs partenaires internationaux: les objectifs de développement durable, les réformes économiques, la dette, l’éducation; la santé, la promotion de la femme, les confl...
AFRICA RENEWAL V27 #4 2014

Africa Renewal, Special Edition 2014

Special Edition on Agriculture

Series:
Africa Renewal
31 Dec 2014
The Africa Renewal magazine examines the many issues that confront the people of Africa, its leaders and its international partners: sustainable development goals, economic reform, debt, education, health, women's empowerment, conflict and civil strife, democratization, investment, trade, regiona...
COMMOD AT A GLANCE - FOOD (F)

Coup d'oeil sur les produits de base

Edition spéciale sur la sécurité alimentaire, N°4 - Juillet 2012

Series:
Coup d'oeil sur les produits de base
21 Apr 2016
La série "Coup d’oeil sur les produits de base" a pour but de collecter, présenter et disséminer des informations statistiques précises et pertinentes concernant les marchés internationaux des produits de base sous une forme claire, concise et conviviale.
VALUE FORESTS PAYMENT ECOSYST

The Value of Forests

Payments for Ecosystem Services in a Green Economy

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
29 Apr 2014
Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) describes the situation where the user of an environmental service, such as water purification, pays the landowners who provide that service. For PES to exist, there must be a clearly defined user and supplier, as well as a number of other necessary conditio...
VALUE FORESTS: PAYMT ECO (F)

La valeur des forêts

Le paiement des services écosystémiques dans le contexte d'une économie verte

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
21 Apr 2016
Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) describes the situation where the user of an environmental service, such as water purification, pays the landowners who provide that service. For PES to exist, there must be a clearly defined user and supplier, as well as a number of other necessary conditio...
COMMOD AT A GLANCE - COTTON

Commodities at a Glance

Special Issue on Cotton in Africa

Series:
Commodities at a Glance
21 Apr 2016
The series "Commodities at a Glance" aims to collect, present and disseminate accurate and relevant statistical information linked to international primary commodity markets in a clear, concise and reader-friendly format. Given the recent record rises in cotton prices and wider commodity price vo...
FORECAST OF COMMITTEE ON FORESTS

Forecast of the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

Forest Products Production and Trade 2014-2016

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
21 Apr 2016
Following the annual Market Discussions of Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (former Timber Committee) about the current and next year's forest products markets, the Committee issues a statement which includes: overview of the forest products sector, developments in specific forest pro...
COMMOD AT A GLANCE - FOOD SECURITY

Commodities at a Glance

Special Issue on Food Security

Series:
Commodities at a Glance
21 Apr 2016
The series "Commodities at a Glance" aims to collect, present and disseminate accurate and relevant statistical information linked to international primary commodity markets in a clear, concise and reader-friendly format. This issue of Commodities at a Glance focuses on the global food security, ...
COMMOD AT A GLANCE - COTTO(F)

Coup d'oeil sur les produits de base

Edition spéciale sur le coton en Afrique

Series:
Coup d'oeil sur les produits de base
21 Apr 2016
La série "Coup d’oeil sur les produits de base" a pour but de collecter, présenter et disséminer des informations statistiques précises et pertinentes concernant les marchés internationaux des produits de base sous une forme claire, concise et conviviale.
VALUE FORESTS: PAYMT ECO (R)

The Value of Forests (Russian language)

Payments for Ecosystem Services in a Green Economy

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
20 Apr 2016
Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) describes the situation where the user of an environmental service, such as water purification, pays the landowners who provide that service. For PES to exist, there must be a clearly defined user and supplier, as well as a number of other necessary conditio...
PROMOT SUSTAIN BUILD MATERIAL

Promoting Sustainable Building Materials and the Implications on the use of Wood in Buildings

A Review of Leading Public Policies in Europe and North America

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
8 Sep 2016
This study provides an overview of the current policy and regulatory environment regarding sustainable construction materials in the building sector in Europe and North America, and, where applicable, offers a commentary on the effectiveness of such regimes in driving the adoption of wood product...
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AGRIFOOD

Information Management in Agrifood Chains

Towards an Integrated Paperless Framework for Agrifood Trade Facilitation

29 Feb 2016
International trade in agricultural and food products is more complex than trade in manufacturing – trade regulations are stricter, paperwork and logistics more complex. These are required for ensuring food safety for consumers. Detailed information on traded goods alongside the movement of goods...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2014/15

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2014-2015

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
14 Jan 2016
This publication provides information on forest products markets and related policies in Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It begins with an overview chapter, followed by analysis of government and industry policies and market-based implements affecting forest prod...
PAYS LES MOINS AVANCES RPT 2015

The Least Developed Countries Report 2015 (French language)

Transforming Rural Economies

Series:
Rapport sur les pays les moins avancés
30 Jun 2016
This report documents the importance of the rural sector and agriculture in least developed countries (LDCs), through employment generation and economic activity. The discussion is placed in the perspective of the post-2015 development agenda, in which rural economic transformation will be vital ...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2015

The Least Developed Countries Report 2015

Transforming Rural Economies

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
4 Dec 2015
This report documents the importance of the rural sector and agriculture in least developed countries (LDCs), through employment generation and economic activity. The discussion is placed in the perspective of the post-2015 development agenda, in which rural economic transformation will be vital ...
FORESTS IN THE ECE REGION

Forests in the ECE Region

Trends and Challenges in Achieving the Global Objectives on Forests

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
29 Jul 2015
This study is the contribution of the ECE Region to the eleventh session of the UN Forum on Forests. Using the best available data, it examines progress of the forest sector in the ECE Region towards the achievement of the four Global Objectives on Forests, adopted by the UN General Assembly in ...
ENVIRO CRIME CRISIS THREATS SUST

Environmental Crime Crisis

Threats to Sustainable Development from Illegal Exploitation and Trade in Wildlife and Forest Resources - A Rapid Response Assessment

29 May 2015
This report focuses on the far-reaching consequences of the environmental crime phenomenon we face today. The situation has worsened to the extent that illegal trade in wildlife’s impacts are now acknowledged to go well beyond strictly environmental impacts – by seriously undermining economies an...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2013/14

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2013-2014

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
5 Dec 2014
The UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2013-2014 provides general and statistical information on forest products markets and related policies in the UN Economic Commission for Europe region (Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States). The Review begins with an ...
ROVANIEMI ACTION PLAN FOREST

The Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
7 Oct 2014
The Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy, adopted on 13 December 2013 in Finland, describes how the forest sector in the UNECE region could lead the way towards the emerging green economy at the global level. It provides an overall vision, objectives and specific activit...
FACILITAT AGRIC TRADE ASIA PAC

Facilitating Agricultural Trade in Asia and the Pacific

Studies in Trade and Investment No. 74

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
16 Jan 2014
The Asia-Pacific region is both a major consumer and producer of agricultural products. Its growth in both imports and exports is accelerating, but not to the potential. There is significant opportunity in this region to expand agro-trade especially due to population growth, dietary change of con...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2012/13

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2012-2013

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
16 May 2014
This publication provides general and statistical information on forest products markets and related policies in Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The Review begins with an overview chapter, followed by analysis of government and industry policies and market-based ...
TRADE & ENVIRO REVIEW 2013

Trade and Environment Review 2013

Wake up before it is too late - Make Agriculture truly Sustainable now for Food Security in a Changing Climate

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Environment Review
15 Dec 2013
The 2013 report warns that continuing rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns must be treated as a collective crisis. Urgent and far-reaching action is needed before climate change begins to cause major disruptions to agriculture...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2011/12

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2011-2012

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
21 Nov 2012
This publication provides general and statistical information on forest products markets and related policies in the UN Economic Commission for Europe region (Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States). The Review includes an analysis of government and industry policies aff...
INNOVATIVE TECH IN RUS FOREST SECT

Innovative Technology in the Russian Forest Sector

The Way to the Green Economy

31 Dec 2012
Primarily based on the conference 'Larch - problems of complex processing', held on 6 October 2011 at St. Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers.
INTL TRADE FORUM 2011 #3

International Trade Forum, No. 3, 2011

Food Security, Agriculture & Trade Development

Series:
International Trade Forum
30 Nov 2011
The International Trade Forum is a quarterly magazine published by the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO. The magazine focuses on trade promotion, export development and import methods, as part of its technical cooperation programme with developing countries and economies in transition.