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Agriculture, Rural Development and Forestry

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.
IMPORTANCE CHINA FOREST PROD UNECE

The Importance of China's Forest Products Markets to the UNECE Region

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
16 Jul 2010
This publication provides insights of China’s forest products markets and its importance to the UNECE region. China’s forest sector has been developing rapidly in the past decade. It is now the largest manufacturer of forest products in the world. China is an important trading partner for the UNE...
FOREST SECTOR IN THE GREEN ECONOMY

The Forest Sector in the Green Economy

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
12 Aug 2010
The Forest Sector in the Green Economy sums up key elements and conclusions of the presentations and discussions that took place during the Policy Forum “The Forest Sector in the Green economy” held on 15 October 2009 during the UNECE Timber Committee’s annual session. This Geneva Timber and Fore...
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVAT RPT 2010

Technology and Innovation Report 2010

Enhancing Food Security in Africa through Science, Technology and Innovation

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report (TIR)
16 Jun 2010
The 2010 Technology and Innovation Report - Enhancing Food Security in Africa Through Science, Technology and Innovation - focuses on the challenges of improving agricultural performance in Africa and the role of technology and innovation in raising agricultural production and incomes of all farm...
RAPPORT 2010 SUR TECHNOLOGIE INNOV

Rapport 2010 sur la Technologie et L'innovation

Renforcer la Sécurité Alimentaire en Afrique Grâce à la Science, à la Technologie et à L'innovation

24 Aug 2010
Le présent rapport est axé sur l’amélioration des résultats de l’activité agricole en Afrique et sur la contribution de la technologie et de l’innovation à l’élévation de la production agricole et des revenus de tous les agriculteurs, y compris les petits paysans. Une grande partie de l’analyse e...
ECON RPT ON AFRICA 2009

Economic Report on Africa 2009

Developing African Agriculture Through Regional Value Chains

Series:
Economic Report on Africa
27 Jun 2009
The Economic Report on Africa 2009 (ERA 2009) is organized into two parts. Part I examines global economic developments and their implication for Africa, analyses recent economic and social trends, and highlights emerging development challenges to the continent in 2008. Part II is devoted to the...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2008

The State of Food and Agriculture 2008

Biofuels - Prospects, Risks and Opportunities

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
17 Nov 2008
The publication surveys the current status of the biofuel debate, exploring implications for food security, the environment and agricultural development in developing countries. It addresses the biophysical and economic potential of 1st and 2nd generation biofuels and its implications on agricult...
UNESCAP WORKING PAPERS 2008 #1

Agricultural Trade Reform and Poverty in the Asia-Pacific

A Survey and Some New Results

Series:
UNESCAP Working Papers
22 Jan 2009
This document reviews the literature on the relationship between agricultural trade policy reform and poverty, and the results of recent detailed simulation studies applied to economies in the ESCAP region. It then uses the GTAP model to evaluate the possible impacts of the most recently proposed...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2007

The State of Food and Agriculture 2007

Paying Farmers for Environmental Services

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
28 Dec 2007
The State of Food and Agriculture 2007 explores the potential for agriculture to provide enhanced levels of environmental services alongside the production of food and fibre. The report concludes that demand for environmental services from agriculture – including climate change mitigation, improv...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2006

The State of Food and Agriculture 2006

Food Aid for Food Security?

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
23 Feb 2007
The State of Food and Agriculture 2006 examines the issues and controversies surrounding international food aid and seeks to find ways to preserve its essential humanitarian role while minimizing the possibility of harmful secondary impacts. Food aid has rightly been credited with saving millions...
ANALISIS SISTEMICO AGRICULTURA

Análisis Sistémico de la Agriculturización en la Pampa Húmeda Argentina y sus Consecuencias en Regiones Extra-pampeanas

Sostenibilidad, Brechas de Conocimiento e Integración de Políticas

Series:
Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo
10 Mar 2006
El presente estudio concluye en primera instancia que los impactos detectados constituyen amenazas para el proceso de agriculturación pero no son suficientemente significativos como para llegar a un diagnostico de insostenibilidad. La segunda perspectiva concluye que, en el caso de la pampa húmed...
COLOUR GAUGE FOR WALNUT KERNELS

Colour Guage for Walnut kernels

This colour chart supplements the UNECE Standard for Walnut Kernels and the OECD Standard for the same produce. It should be observed by daylight or white fluorescent light and not be exposed to sunlight.
DESARROLLO ALTERNATIVO EVALUACIO

Desarrollo Alternativo

Evaluación Temática Mundial - Informe Final de Síntesis

30 Dec 2005
El presente informe ha sido preparado en cooperación con el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para la Fiscalización Internacional de Drogas, para facilitar una evaluación temática rigurosa y amplia, dentro de los recursos voluntarios disponibles, a fin de determinar las prácticas óptimas de desarro...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2005

The State of Food and Agriculture 2005

Agriculture Trade and Poverty - Can Trade Work for the Poor?

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
13 Jan 2006
The report examines the many ways in which trade liberalization and agricultural trade affect the poor and food-insecure. Trade can be a catalyst for change, promoting conditions that enable the poor to raise their incomes and live longer, healthier and more productive lives, but these positive r...