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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.

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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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Implications of Agenda 2030 for rural development

Bonn | Germany| 12 Jan 2017 | The Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development, the replacement of the MDGs by the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change created a new framework for development policy – Agenda2030.



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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COP21 – the future of agriculture and food security.

Online | 12 Jan 2016 | In the Paris climate agreement the issue of food security was explicitly mentioned in relation to climate change. Countries have also committed to work on linking agriculture and climate change through adaptation and mitigation.



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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Youth and agriculture, what should donors know?

Online | 15 Nov 2016 | Donors should do more to promote “agropreneurship” to ensure youth participation in agriculture, use of ICT to promote agriculture and promote networking, knowledge and information sharing amongst rural and urban youth.



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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Working group on Land Policy Briefs

With the policy briefs the working group presents for example the members’ coordinated initiatives to implement the VGGT, but also advocates for critical land indicators in the 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.


Development Partners Coordination Group

The DPCG provides a forum for discussions and coordination amongst donors and partners. Partners use DPCG to share information and establish common principles and practices in CAADP implementation on every level.


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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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ValueLinks 2.0 – concentrating on business models

Online | 26 Jul 2016 | The new ValueLinks 2.0 publication offers an overview over different methods to address economic development from a value-chain perspective. The presentation focuses on the business model approach to enhance income and employment.



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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Platform hosts virtual briefing on nutrition sensitive agriculture

Bonn | Germany | 11 Jul 2016 | The webinar examines the state of the art in nutrition-sensitive agriculture both from a conceptual point of view and regarding its translation into practice.


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AGA 2017

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Agenda 2030 put into practice: what future for rural development?

The Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Global Donor Platform provides 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). This year, on 01-02 February, in Brussels, the invited guests discussed the Agenda 2030 and the new framework of global development priorities to achieve inclusive and sustainable structural transformation in developing countries.


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Inclusive agribusiness: what to expect from donors?

Online | 19 April 2017 |
Donors are often hard pressed to prove that their investments in development initiatives are paying off. Several monitoring and evaluation reports of the initiatives that they fund are produced every year which try to make a picture of the impact of such efforts.


ODA - how important is it?

Paris| France| 5 Apr 2017 | SDGs are a collective mandate for all countries and institutions and the private sector is picking up on them as a business model.


Brussels Briefing - Urban Linkages in Africa

Brussels| Belgium| 22 Mar 2017 | International community needs to focus on young people from rural areas and encourage their participation in political discussions about rural transformation.


Events [ID: 12]
27. April
Global | Thursday, 27. April 2017 | Berlin, Germany

The future of the Rural World Innovation - Youth - Employment

The event is part of the German Presidency of G20 and will focus on the future of youth in rural areas. These areas need innovation and new political perspectives and the participants will discuss ways to connect the rural youth to the modern world. 


9. May
Global | Tuesday, 9. May 2017 | Utrecht, the Netherlands

Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture Europe 2017

The European edition of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture will host the Agtech Leaders Summit from 9-10 May to support government, industry and science as hundreds of experts convene to find new ways to ensure sufficient, competitive, safe, and sustainable food production.


9. May
Global | Tuesday, 9. May 2017 | Vilach, Austria

Agriculture Days Conference 2017

The 5th Annual Agrifuture Days Conference 2017 will take place on 9-10 May 2017. The organisers look forward to making Agrifuture Days 2017 a learning opportunity for partners, friends and colleagues attending the conference while sharing the beautiful location in Kigali, the main city of Rwanda / Africa.


Interviews [ID: 13]

Webinar | Lorenzo Cotula, IIED

“It is hard to overstate how important land is in many low- and middle income countries, not only in an economic sense, but also in socio-cultural terms.”

INTERVIEW | Gina Kennedy, Bioversity

“Part of that international effort is focused on nutrition and part of the goal on nutrition is to look how agriculture can become more nutrition-sensitive.”

INTERVIEW | Steve Wiggins, ODI

“The growth of labour productivity in agriculture has been stronger around the world in the last 20 years, than it has been in manufacturing.”

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The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is a network of 38 bilateral and multilateral donors, international financing institutions, intergovernmental organisations and development agencies. 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 rurallivelihoods 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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IFPRI's flagship report looks into key political developments in 2016 and summarises key challenges and opportunitiy for 2017. This year special focus is paid to migration and the process of urbanisation.


With the Agenda 2030, agriculture and rural development were put in a new perspective. The international commitment to end hunger and poverty will guide members’ activities over the next 15 years.

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