International Trade Forum

The International Trade Forum is the magazine of the International Trade Centre (ITC). It focuses on trade promotion and export development, as part of ITC’s technical cooperation programme with developing countries and economies in transition. The magazine is published quarterly since 1964 in English, French and Spanish.


Blue Number Initiative links development to sustainability

How can farmers become empowered to produce more goods more sustainably? How can consumers’ confidence be maintained to ensure that the foods they eat are safe and of sufficient quality? How can can environmental and food safety and quality standards in agriculture be implemented to also provide jobs and growth needed to sustain and improve farmer livelihoods? One approach is to ensure that sustainability standards are implemented throughout the supply chain with corresponding infrastructure to make sure the standards have an impact rather than being compliance exercises.


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