The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Trade Centre (ITC), the European University Institute (EUI), the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and the German Development Institute (DIE) released a study that finds there is “significant overlap” between the SDGs and voluntary sustainability standards (VSS).

Study focusing on organic agriculture and mitigation and adaptation to predictable and unpredictable impacts of climate change - looks at the general contribution of agriculture to climate change; discusses the considerable potential of organic agriculture for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and its contribution to sequestration of CO2 in the soil; outlines weaknesses of organic agricultur

Statistical report on spices - provides analysis of the spice trade, detailed statistics of major importers worldwide; includes additional information on world unit prices, product reviews, market shares of major suppliers and importing countries/areas;

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