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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

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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.

Topics [ID: 24]

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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Annual General Assembly

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The Annual General Assembly will take place 13-14 June in Berlin. The general objective of Annual General Assemblies (AGA) is to provide an open space for debate and possible consensus building by Platform members, partners and invited guests on emerging topics in agriculture and rural development (ARD). In these events, participants can benefit from the core functions of the Donor Platform such as knowledge sharing, advocacy and networking on key development issues and strategic directions that directly or indirectly affect the lives in the rural space.

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Blended finance: bridging the investment gap for the SDGs

Paris | France | Jan - Feb 2018 | What is blended finance, can it mitigate the risk of SDG-related investments, and how to use this tool strategically to increase the development impact? These questions were discussed in the knowledge-exchange and learning session, organised in Paris jointly by OECD Development Centre and investor network institution Convergence.

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Influencing the next tier of companies: promoting responsible land-based investments

Washington DC | USA | March 2018 | In recent years, much of the debate around responsible investment in land has focused on the role and practices of large food and agriculture companies thus only focussing on a fraction of the companies dealing with land investments.

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Gender equality and women’s empowerment should take centre-stage in donor policies

New York City | USA | March 2018 Platform members attending the CSW62 got together to share experiences and identify potential future areas for joint work on rural women and girls in the context of agriculture and rural development.

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Events [ID: 12]
2018
8. May
Global | Tuesday, 8. May 2018 | Lusaka, Zambia

10th Conference on ICT4D

The 10th ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work.

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2018
4. June
Global | Monday, 4. June 2018 | London, United Kingdom

African Farming's Agroinvestment Summit

This summit is designed for an array of stakeholders like Government officials and representatives, importers, distributors, agribusiness owners, C-level executives from food companies, trade union members and manufacturers/suppliers of various agricultural equipment, machinery and services.

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2018
5. June
Global | Tuesday, 5. June 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

European Development Days 2018

Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Interviews [ID: 13]

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.”

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]

THE GLOBAL FOOD POLICY REPORT 2018 IS OUT

IFPRI released the Global Food Policy Report 2018. Globalization is the overarching theme: the spotlight is on how current changes in the flow of goods, investments, people, and information impact global food systems.

FINAL EVALUATION OF THE GLOBAL PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VGGTS

The final evaluation of the Global Programme to support the implementation of the VGGT acknowledges the Global Donor Working Group on Land as an excellent forum for enhanced coordination and targeted resource mobilisation.

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