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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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Mission [ID: 284]


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]

Annual Report 2021

Our Year in Review, “Catalysing Systemic Change for Rural Development and Food Systems Transformation” text


A Multi-Billion-Dollar Opportunity: Repurposing Agricultural Support to Transform Food Systems

This report, launched by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) finds that 87% of current support to agricultural producers, approximately USD 540 billion per year, include measures that are often inefficient, inequitable, distort food prices, hurt people’s health, and degrade the environment. This report provides evidence on the benefits of repurposing negative agricultural support rather than eliminating it altogether.


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Meeting minutes

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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