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Berlin, 27 Mar 2015. “We can meet the zero-hunger challenge by 2030”, said Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany at a very successful outreach conference in Berlin which discussed the special initiative “One World – No Hunger”. The special initiative was created by BMZ to help implement the German Charter for the Future, One world Our Responsibility. The conference invited 300 participants and their constituencies to engage in designing the rural future. 2015 is a crucial year, underlined BMZ State Secretary Friedrich Kitschelt with the G7 summit in Germany, the conference on finance for development in Addis Ababa, the adoption of the sustainable development goals and their targets in New York and the new climate regime in Paris. BMZ has doubled the ministerial budget for rural development to 1.4 billion Euro, but without the political will of developing countries governments to eradicate hunger, the international community will fail to meet the ambitious target in 2030.

Washington, DC, 26 Mar 2015. The World Bank's 16th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty started on March 23, 2015 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C. Participants include leaders and professionals from across governments, civil society, academia, the private sector and partners to interact and discudd innovative approaches to improving land governance. Last year's conferencee attracted more than 1,000 participants from 101 countries; 60 percent of participants were from developing countries, about a fourth representing government officials and another fourth from international organisations.

Online, 26 Mar 2015. The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (Platform) is a network of 38 bilateral and multilateral donors, international financing institutions, intergovernmental organisations and development agencies. The secretariat of the Platform is hosted by BMZ in Bonn, Germany, with staff and financial services administered by GIZ.

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Online, 26 Mar 2015. The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (Platform) is a network of 38 bilateral and multilateral donors, international financing institutions, intergovernmental organisations and development agencies. The secretariat of the Platform is hosted by BMZ in Bonn, Germany, with staff and financial services administered by GIZ.

Online, 18 Mar 2015. IFPRI’s flagship report puts into perspective the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions in 2014 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2015.The year 2014 was marked by advances and setbacks in agriculture, food security, and nutrition. The Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty by 2015 was achieved. World food prices fell to their lowest level since 2010. Nutrition remained prominent: the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome proposed actions to end malnutrition, membership in the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement expanded, and new research highlighted the importance of factors such as water and sanitation and the role of women in battling malnutrition. Debate began on the draft post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, sharpening the world’s focus on the building blocks of food and nutrition security.

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