United Nations

The United Nations describes the droughts of 2017 across the Eastern and Southern regions and Horn of Africa as the worst in decades. Read more

Tea Report

SheTrades: Economic Empowerment for Women

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SheTrades is a global initiative by the International Trade Center. Its mission is to foster the economic power of women by assisting enterprises that hope to gain access to markets and financial services. Read more


Daniele Giovannucci and Luis F. Samper team with Brazilian researcher Luciana Marques Vieira to publish a United Nations financed report on the powerful role of intangibles in the coffee value chain. Read more


During the decade ahead, green tea production is expected to increase at three times the rate of black tea, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Read more


The Jalinga Tea Co. in Kolkata has achieved a CO2 neutral certification, the first tea estate to be certified under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Read more

Tea Report

The Italian government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are working together to improve the quality and brand identity of Ethiopian coffee. If successful, the effort could increase Ethiopian exports and incomes. Read more

Coffee Report

Senior Economist Jean Luc Mastaki Namegabe was recently named team leader for raw materials, horticulture, and tropical products at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Read more

Tea Report

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