Our Latest Report: Six Years of Innovation and Impact

In 2009, UNDP launched the Green Commodities Programme (GCP) to play this important role in countries where highly traded commodities are important pillars of national and local economies. Today, the focus is on helping a strategically selected portfolio of countries to address the root causes of unsustainable commodity production. This publication captures the key innovations and impacts achieved by the UNDP Green Commodities Programme over the past six years.

The Dominican Republic Develops a Plan to Improve the Well-Being of Cocoa Producing communities, while Boosting Production

  As the world cocoa community meets in the Dominican Republic this week, the Government is developing a National Action Plan, supported by UNDP, that could see 30,000 small-scale cocoa farmers boost their livelihoods over the next decade. The Dominican Republic’s famous fine flavor cocoa is a vital source of...

Costa Rica and Paraguay team up to achieve sustainable and low-carbon meat sectors

As appetite for meat and dairy products is rocketing, so is the evidence that the livestock industry is a major contributor to global warming. Over 15 percent of all green house gas (GHG) emissions are linked to animal digestion and manure decay, not to mention emissions from the manufacturing and transport of meat-packaged products.

UNDP supports Costa Rica’s pineapple sector to take critical steps towards sustainability

One of the world’s biggest pineapple producing countries – Costa Rica – has officially adopted a widely endorsed action plan to tackle serious social and environmental concerns in this critical sector, worth US$ 800 million to the national economy.  Agrochemical run-off into water sources is a key issue that the...