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About Us

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is a network of 40 bilateral and multilateral development agencies, international financing institutions, intergovernmental organisations and foundations.

The Platform was formed in 2003 through the collective action to lobby for increased public and private investments in agriculture and rural development. The promotion of development effectiveness for inclusive and sustainable rural transformation as a prime objective of the Platform derives from the global call to implement Agenda 2030 and the agreement on Finance for Development by the international community and developing countries.

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Donors effectively catalyse change: Donor investments enable transformation of food systems for better access to safe and nutritious food, improved environmental sustainability and more prosperous rural communities.”



Brokering donor collaboration for impact: The Platform brokers donor collaboration to enhance the impact of their policies, investments and programmes for food systems and rural development”.

Interviews General [ID: 303]
Publications Headline [ID: 123]
Publications [ID: 93]

Report on Donor Contributions to Food Systems

“Donor contributions to food systems” provides a mapping of the patterns and scale of food systems-related funding and an assessment of the extent donors are embracing a food system framing and aligning their investments to the UN Food Systems Summit Action Tracks.


Global Donor Platform Annual Report 2020

In 2020, the Platform continued to play a more effective and strategic influencing role in response to the shifting development agenda under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related changing donor landscape. The year was marked by some key achievements.


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Contacts [ID: 131]

Contact | Co-Chair

Conrad Rein

Policy Officer, Sustainable Agri-Food systems and Fisheries, European Commission

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Contact | Co-Chair

Tristan Armstrong

Senior Sector Specialist, Agricultural Development and Food Security, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) – Australia

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