agriculture

UN’s agricultural development agency awards nearly $300 million in loans and grants

The United Nations agricultural development agency has approved almost $300 million in loans and grants to back rural assistance projects in 16 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Developing countries to play growing role in world agricultural trade – UN report

Although farm production is expanding faster in developing countries than in developed economies, the poorest nations will be increasingly dependent on world markets and thus more vulnerable to price fluctuations because their own growth is not keeping pace with their population increase, according to a new United Nation report.

Developing countries need help in preserving vital agricultural biodiversity – UN study

With crucial agricultural genetic resources at risk, developing countries should be enabled to fully exploit biotechnology tools to stop the decline of biodiversity and use their wealth of such resources as an insurance against climatic and other changes, according to a new United Nations study released today.