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UNIDO’s Magazine Highlights Benefits of Agribusiness

Making It: Industry for Development - Agribusiness: From farm to forkJune 2011: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published the sixth edition of its magazine, “Making It: Industry for Development.” The newest edition is sub-titled “Agribusiness: From farm to fork.”

The magazine features an article on “Agribusiness: Africa's way out of poverty,” which argues that a shift to an agribusiness development growth trajectory is crucial for poverty reduction. Along the same line, the article “Agribusiness in Africa” outlines some of the issues and challenges facing agribusiness development, such as low productivity in the agriculture sector, lack of affordable finance and access to credit, and underinvestment in infrastructure.

This issue of the magazine also features an article that highlights the benefits of energy efficiency, including increased productivity and economic output, reduced demand, reduced energy bills and enhanced energy security. Other articles featured in the magazine address: the development challenges faced by small island developing States (SIDS); Cape Verde's graduation from Least Developed Country (LDC) status; carbon capture and storage (CCS); nuclear energy; the poverty footprint; and the importance to business strategy of corporate social responsibility, philanthropy and environmental compliance. [Publication: Making It Magazine, Issue 6] [UNIDO Press Release]