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GLOBAL
DONOR PLATFORM
FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT

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

About us

Intro [ID: 35]

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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Agenda
2030

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.

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Climate
Change

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.

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Gender

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.

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Land
governance

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.

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CAADP

About CAADP

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.

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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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Agribusiness
and Trade

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.

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Nutrition

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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Focus areas on the way to sustainable rural development

Maputo | Mozambique | Jan 2018 | At a seminar in Maputo, Mozambique in November 2017, more than 100 participants discussed key drivers for poverty eradication and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Strong markets, sustainable resource use and effective policy at the centre of agricultural aid

Canberra | Australia | Nov 2017| Australia released a new 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper. Recognising the new challenges in the world, posed by globalisation, international competition, political alienation.

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COP23 requests subsidiary bodies to act on agriculture

Bonn | Germany | November 2017 During the COP 23, a break-through in dealing with agriculture under the Convention was made. Issues related to agriculture are elevated to the higher level of strategic debate.

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Events [ID: 12]
2018
18. January
Global | Thursday, 18. January 2018 | Berlin, Germany

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2018

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference that focuses on central questions concerning the future of the global agri-food industry.

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2018
22. January
Global | Monday, 22. January 2018 | Montpellier, France

Living territories 2018

The conference will look into the benefits of territorial approaches to agricultural production, agri-chain regulation and services provision. Furthermore, specialists will explore ways for territorial strategies to contribute to renovating the framework for development.

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2018
23. January
Global | Tuesday, 23. January 2018 | Rabat, Morocco

Second Official General Assembly of the Centers

The CGIAR research is carried out by 15 CGIAR Research Centers in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector.

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Interviews [ID: 13]

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.”

INTERVIEW | Godfrey Bahiigwa, AUC

“You have to have evidence, in order to guide policy and strategy formulation [for rural youth employment]. We need more context specific research to guide our interventions.”

INTERVIEW | Jesse Coleman, CCSI

“The purpose of OpenLandContracts.org is both to increase transparency around land deals, but also increase the accessibility of the contracts themselves.”

About us [ID: 3]

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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Publications [ID: 7]

CAADP PROGRAMMATIC AND INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW

The Global Donor Platform, together with the GIZ CAADP support programme commissioned this overview document to serve partners and future supporters of CAADP.

2016 PLATFORM ANNUAL REPORT

In 2016, the Platform raised its profile in the international fora on agriculture and rural development during the first year of SDG implementation as called for in its newly approved Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

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