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The UNCTAD BioTrade Initiative has worked to support, facilitate and implement BioTrade activities
as an incentive to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The sustainable management of
natural resources is therefore one of the…



BioTrade refers to the collection, production, transformation, and commercialization of goods and services derived from native biodiversity (species and ecosystems) under the criteria of environmental, social and economic sustainability.


In 1994, Viet Nam became a member of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD). By being a Party to the CBD, Viet Nam had pledged to mainstream biodiversity considerations and sustainable use of biological resources in its policy-making agendas.…

20 years of biotrade.PNG
Twenty years ago, the BioTrade Initiative was launched as the UNCTAD response to implementing the 1992 Earth Summit’s Agenda 21, the blueprint for sustainable development action into the twenty-first century.

The BioTrade Initiative aims at…
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