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The UNCTAD Commodities Branch has recently produced a report on industrial hemp (https://unctad.org/system/files/official-document/ditccom2022d1_en.pdf) that will provide the background material for a workshop on the ecological properties and economic potential of this commodity on 18 January 2023, in the Palais des Nations, Geneva. National experiences will also be shared on the development of an industrial hemp value chain.
The workshop will be held in room XXI of the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. It will benefit of simulatenous intepretation in English and French, and will also be will be held online (link will be provided by email one day before the event to registred participants).
08.00 - 10.00 Badge collection for in person registered participants
10.00 - 10.30 Opening remarks
10.30 – 13.00 Hemp in modern times: The session will discuss the botanical characteristics, environmental properties, and uses of industrial hemp.
13.00 - 15.00 Lunch break
15.00 - 17.30 Hemp market potential and opportunities: Based on practical experiences from various regions in the world, the session will discuss the market potential of industrial hemp and the new opportunities for growers brought by recent regulatory developments in several countries.
17.30 - 17.45 Conclusions
17.45 - 18.00 Closing remarks