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To enhance the impact of development investments in agriculture, food systems and rural livelihoods through informed policy and programming.

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The Platform provides a discussion forum for programmatic and institutional innovations and donor priorities in line with 2030 Agenda. The focus is on several different areas that address the dramatically changing rural transformation processes. By highlighting specific dynamics we aim to match opportunities of donor agencies and international finance institutions. Ultimately the work of the Platform supports the creation of more synergies that contribute to the implementation of the SDGs and to an inclusive rural transformation process.

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About Agenda 2030

Agriculture and rural development would need to be leveraged within a broader approach that addresses sustainable and inclusive rural transformation processes using the framework provided by Agenda 2030.

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The New European Consensus on Development

Brussels | Belgium | June 2017 | In June 2017 a new and updated European Consensus on Development was released by the European Institutions. The new strategy is the most important measure for the implementation of the Agenda2030 in the European development policy.



About Climate Change

COP21 opened a window of opportunity to jointly address agriculture and climate change. The workstream provides a focused convening forum to discuss the positioning of agriculture in climate change policies and programming.

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Platform members prepare to tackle the issue of climate resilient agriculture

Rome | Italy | 12-16 Jun 2017 The secretariat visited our members in Rome to discuss programmatic and institutional developments concerning climate-resilient agriculture.



About Gender

The gender workstream of the Platform works towards strengthening gender equality through selected initiatives that foster transparency, responsibility and accountability by all stakeholders in line with the SDGs.

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Women's economic empowerment and inclusive agribusiness

Bonn | Germany | 20 July 2017 The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development commissioned a study focusing on women's economic empowerment in agribusiness initiatives to enhance the inclusiveness of agribusiness portfolio.



About Land Governance

The Global Working Group on Land is committed to increase the coordination and knowledge exchange on land governance programmes and jointly advocate the relevance of land issues in policy processes which affect international development.

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Renewed commitment on indicator for achieving global land tenure security in the SDGs

Bonn | Germany | 21 Jun 2017 | The Global Donor Working Group on Land released a new Policy Brief reiterating its commitment to ensure the indicators related to global land tenure security remain in SDGs.




The Platform engages in CAADP and the Development Partners Coordination Group as an opportunity for donors to cooperate at global, regional and national levels in line with the Malabo Declaration and Implementation Strategy and Roadmap to achieve the 2025 vision on CAADP.


Strenghtening mutual accountability to achieve CAADP/Malabo goals and targets

Kampala | Uganda| 2 June 2017 | The 13th CAADP Partnership Platform took place with the objective of increasing awareness on the biennial review and reporting process.


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About Inclusive Agribusiness and Trade

The two working groups focus respectively on policy coherence between trade and agriculture and small-business market approaches as driver of economic and social development, while searching for matching opportunities and synergies.

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Free and fair - Germany's new strategy for aid for trade

Geneva | Switzerland | 11 July 2017 | Trade and market access are appreciated as the ultimate engine for development inducing investments, for creating economic growth and jobs and for providing necessary goods and services.



About Nutrition

The members of the workstream agreed to focus on nutrition-sensitive agriculture, as it is an approach that maximises agriculture’s contribution to nutritionally rich foods, dietary diversity and food fortification.

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Moringa Oleifera - a promising approach to combat malnutrition

Bonn | Germany | 12 Apr 2017 |  Moringa is a well-known “superfood” offering an endless variety of health benefits. But how can the green leafy plant effectively be used in the global fight against malnutrition?


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Annual General Assembly

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The Annual General Assembly will take place 13-14 June in Berlin. More information about the event will be posted once available.

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Nutrition-sensitive agriculture - what we know and where to go?

Washington D.C. | USA | Mar 2018 IFPRI released a discussion note that looks into the impacts of agricultural programs on nutrition. It summarises existing knowledge and explains pathways of where and how agriculture may improve nutrition outcomes.


Land Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals

Bonn | Germany | Mar 2018 | Among the indicators proposed by the IAEG-SDGs are numerous indicators related to land, advocated for and supported by various global land community actors including the Global Donor Working Group on Land, members of the Global Land Indicators Initiative, FAO, UN SDSN and others.


Achieving NDCs through Agriculture – peer learning and knowledge sharing for success

Rome | Italy | Mar 2018 The Nationally Determined Contrinbutions (NDC) as offered by all country Parties of FCCC to seal the Paris Agreement in 2015, are very ambitious when it comes to agriculture.


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19. March
Global | Monday, 19. March 2018 | Washington D.C., USA

World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2018

Land and Poverty Conference 2018 Land Governance in an interconnected world will take place in March in Washington D.C.


20. March
Global | Tuesday, 20. March 2018 | Washington D.C., United States

Leveraging the SDG Momentum and Monitoring Progress

There is an increasing drive to collect data that helps illustrate the land governance situation globally. However, a uniform vision towards standardizing the use of geospatial and land governance information systems is lacking.


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Global | Wednesday, 21. March 2018 | Nairobi, Kenya

The 16th New AGInternational Conference and Exhibition

New Ag International will host in Kenya, from Monday 19 - Friday 23rd March 2018, two international conferences covering the world of High Tech Agriculture, covering in depth: irrigation, speciality plant nutrition, fertigation, biocontrol, greenhouse technology.


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INTERVIEW | Ingrid Hoven, BMZ

More than 90% of all NDCs presented, actually contain elements on agriculture. For us (BMZ) when we shaped the NDC partnership and started to work on our work plan, it became quite obvious that we have to pay much more attention to agriculture.

INTERVIEW | Stefan Schmitz, BMZ

“There is a broad coalition, saying this is an important issue and we have to address this jointly. In our (BMZ) cooperation programs in agriculture, rural development and food security from now on we will give special attention to the youth employment issue.”

INTERVIEW | Denis Kabiito, UNYFA

“The rural area takes most of our Ugandan young people, but this does not mean that they are going to stay there, unless something is done.”

INTERVIEW | Thato Moagi, LeGae Banareng Farms

“[limited number of job opportunities ] ... leave a whole lot of number of kids sitting at home, who don't have access to land, access to finance, but have the skill and passion to farm.”

Interview | Chris Penrose Buckley, DFID

“There is a lot of people that have a stake in this (SDG land) indicator and want to be part of the process of making sure that the methodology is robust and it gets to the stage when it is a formal SDG indicator.”

Interview | Oumar Sylla, UN-HABITAT

“This indicator will give us opportunity to track progress made on adressing the issue tenure security.”

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The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is a network of 40 bilateral and multilateral donors, international financing institutions, intergovernmental organisations, development agencies and foundations. In 2015, the Platform adopted the new vision of prosperous rural communities underpinning global food and nutrition security. The members continue to share a common vision that is framed around pathways to achieve ‘zero hunger’. These must be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, centred on the capacity of agriculture and rural livelihoods to generate economic growth and job creation, to address inequalities and to underpin national, regional and global food and nutrition security.

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FAO released a first atlas that offers an insight into the complex nature of migration in Sub-Saharan Africa. The publication looks into the dynamics and drivers of migration and the impact on the transformation process in the region.


The objective of the report is to gather and present information, knowledge and lessons learnt about what works and what does not in terms of advancing regional agro-food value chains in Africa.

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