It is claimed that the world food supplies are more stable than the domestic supplies, and therefore free trade should achieve a higher degree of stability in prices and consumption than autarkic policies. The risk sharing implicit in such an argument, has, however never been formally examined.

The global economy has suffered a significant slowdown amid prolonged trade disputes and wide-ranging policy uncertainties.

Many regional trade agreements (RTAs) contain chapters and articles that are environmentally specific. But Parties can elect to more broadly incorporate environmental objectives in their RTAs to promote their environmental concerns in such agreements.

Bamboo and bamboo products hold significant potential to contribute to the sustainable development of Ethiopia, specifically for building green economy. Ethiopia is the primary grower of bamboo in Africa but still far from effective and efficient use of these resources.

Escalating environmental degradation and the risk of climate change are attracting growing attention from both policy makers and the public. For Asian countries, decades of remarkable economic growth have had mixed results in terms of environmental implications.

The global production and trade of major wood products such as industrial roundwood, sawnwood and wood-based panels have surged to their highest level since the Food and Agriculture Organization began recording forest statistics in 1947.

This report reviews economic cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific and looks at how technology could boost productivity in aging economies. This publication examines trade and global value chains, cross-border investment, financial integration, the movement of people, and subregional cooperation.

This report reviews economic cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific and looks at how technology could boost productivity in aging economies. This publication examines trade and global value chains, cross-border investment, financial integration, the movement of people, and subregional cooperation.

Gender-sensitive policy and programming have an integral role to play in fostering inclusive agricultural growth to meet the commitments of African countries to the Malabo Declaration goals. The 2019 Annual Trends and Outlook Report from ReSAKSS applies a gender lens to key issues that must be addressed to fully achieve these goals.

World maritime trade lost momentum in 2018, with volumes expanding at 2.7 per cent, below the historical averages of 3.0 per cent and 4.1 per cent recorded in 2017. Total volumes are estimated to have reached 11 billion tons, an all-time high, according to UNCTAD records.

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