Welcome to the First Issue of Our Newsletter!
When the UNDP Green Commodities Programme (GCP) was launched in 2009, there was a growing awareness that no single group can meet the complex challenge of sustainable commodity production. Very early on, our focus became bringing stakeholders together at the national level to devise long-term plans for systematically meeting these challenges.
Since then, our programme has consistently grown. Today we are supporting 11 countries across Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific to transform the way seven high-value commodities are produced. With a focus on commodities with the potential to address rural poverty and mitigate negative environmental impacts, we aim to improve the lives of 8 million farmers managing 20 million hectares.
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