Global Donor Platform for Rural Development
Godesberger Allee 119 | 53175 Bonn | Germany
phone: +49 228 249 341 65
fax: +49 228 249 342 15
Agricultural research is important to achieve the transformative change in productivity and dietary diversity needed to meet rising global demand for nutritious and safe food for the poor and food insecure. To achieve development outcomes, it is critical that funding for agricultural research is coordinated on an international level, linked with development processes and driven by farmers' needs. It should provide programmatic support to all elements of the research and development value chain, including education, extension and advisory services.
Toward this end, the Platform offers a medium for knowledge sharing and collaboration between members on selected activities to advance the agricultural research for development agenda. It provides a forum in which Platform members and partners can identify and build synergies between the agricultural research and rural development practices of development partners around the world.
The thematic group aims to strengthen the link between agricultural research and development so that development strategies and programmes will be more effective and efficient. It presently produces a synthesis paper on agricultural research prioritisation. Policymakers can use the findings and recommendations for more strategic decisions regarding the identification and funding of research and development activities.
Global objective__ To foster, improve and advocate agricultural research for sustainable development
Download the Platform workplan 2013 as pdf
Knowledge sharing (internal)
Build consensus and improve linkages between AR4D and agricultural development agenda
J1) Members agree on the major AR4D events of the year and discuss inputs for each of these events, e.g.: NARS Roundtable, Washington, March 5th (USAID), ERA-ARD, Brussels, June 5th (EIARD), CGIAR Science Forum, September
J4) Members organise side-event on donor approaches to advisory services during the 4th GFRAS Annual Meeting 2013 in Berlin (24-26. September 2013)
J2) Facilitate exchange and participate in events where requested and write BTOR