Who we are

A network of 40 bilateral and multilateral donors, international financial institutions, intergovernmental organizations, foundations, and development agencies. Set up in 2003 following the first High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in 2002, it brings together donors that believe the best way to tackle global poverty and hunger is to develop agriculture, reshape food systems, and invest in rural communities.

Who we are

A network of 40 bilateral and multilateral donors, international financial institutions, intergovernmental organizations, foundations, and development agencies. Set up in 2003 following the first High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in 2002, it brings together donors that believe the best way to tackle global poverty and hunger is to develop agriculture, reshape food systems, and invest in rural communities.

VISION

Donors effectively catalyse change.

MISSION

Brokering donor collaboration for impact.

Donor investments enable transformation of food systems for better access to safe and nutritious food, improved environmental sustainability and more prosperous rural communities.

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

VISION

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.

MISSION

Brokering donor collaboration for impact.

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

Our history

Platform Structure and Members

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CO-CHAIRS

Two Co-Chairs are elected ad personam by the Board members, and serve as chairs of the Board.

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BOARD MEMBERS

The Platform has a Board, its main decision-making body, which comprises the focal points of all Platform members who pay an annual membership fee.

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MEMBERS

Platform members comprise of influential bilateral and multilateral development agencies, international financial institutions, intergovernmental organizations and foundations.

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STAFF

The Secretariat, hosted at IFAD, is the management unit of the Platform and supports the implementation of the annual work programme.

Platform Structure and Members

0
CO-CHAIRS

Two Co-Chairs are elected ad personam by the Board members, and serve as chairs of the Board.

0
BOARD MEMBERS

The Platform has a Board, its main decision-making body, which comprises the focal points of all Platform members who pay an annual membership fee.

0
MEMBERS

Platform members comprise of influential bilateral and multilateral development agencies, international financial institutions, intergovernmental organizations and foundations.

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STAFF

The Secretariat, hosted at IFAD, is the management unit of the Platform and supports the implementation of the annual work programme.

How We Work Together

Platform Structure infographic

Platform Secretariat Co-Chairs Board Members Thematic Working Groups

Meet Our Members and Partners

  • As the crisis worsens every day, we must act fast and with determination. Responsible, green and long-term private sector engagement, hand-in-hand with donors and partner countries, is indispensable on the road towards zero hunger.

    As the crisis worsens every day, we must act fast and with determination. Responsible, green and long-term private sector engagement, hand-in-hand with donors and partner countries, is indispensable on the road towards zero hunger.

  • Donor coordination is a critical factor for successfully addressing the current food crisis. It is also important to IFAD’s mission, evidenced by our role as host of the Secretariat of the GDPRD, a network that brings donors together for strategic dialogue and collaboration on rural development and food systems.

    Donor coordination is a critical factor for successfully addressing the current food crisis. It is also important to IFAD’s mission, evidenced by our role as host of the Secretariat of the GDPRD, a network that brings donors together for strategic dialogue and collaboration on rural development and food systems.

  • The COVID crisis and the situation in Ukraine clearly shows why reaching the SDG on improvement of food security is even more important than ever. We need to work on SDG2 together for a viable and sustainable food system worldwide.

    The COVID crisis and the situation in Ukraine clearly shows why reaching the SDG on improvement of food security is even more important than ever. We need to work on SDG2 together for a viable and sustainable food system worldwide.

  • What keeps me up at night? In terms of reducing the impact of agriculture on the planet, we can’t wait for these things just to fix themselves, we need to take action. We need to take initiative and we need to work together to do that.

    What keeps me up at night? In terms of reducing the impact of agriculture on the planet, we can’t wait for these things just to fix themselves, we need to take action. We need to take initiative and we need to work together to do that.

  • Jim Woodhill

    Food systems must change. This, the UN Food Systems Summit made very clear. But has the Summit laid the foundations to bring about such change? There is a big win but also some big gaps to be filled for ambition to become action.

    Food systems must change. This, the UN Food Systems Summit made very clear. But has the Summit laid the foundations to bring about such change? There is a big win but also some big gaps to be filled for ambition to become action.

  • The average person on the street needs to understand what this is about and what can be done, and then engage with political decision makers to get it done. Not in 50 years’ time, but from now.

    The average person on the street needs to understand what this is about and what can be done, and then engage with political decision makers to get it done. Not in 50 years’ time, but from now.

  • The active engagement of people should be at the forefront of implementation. It is at this level that a food systems approach is already taking shape, as implementers cannot avoid the connections, synergies, complementarities and trade-offs across different sectors.

    The active engagement of people should be at the forefront of implementation. It is at this level that a food systems approach is already taking shape, as implementers cannot avoid the connections, synergies, complementarities and trade-offs across different sectors.

A common commitment

Platform members share a vision for the realization of SDG 2 (zero hunger) and recognize the constructive and effective role that donors can play in supporting and enabling food systems transformation – one that secures better access to safe and nutritious food while ensuring environmental sustainability to safeguard the food security, health, well-being and livelihoods of rural communities.

Its mission statement reflects the key role of investments in food systems and rural development, as well as the critical role of the Platform and its members in ensuring that food systems and rural development issues remain a high priority for donors, governments and other key actors.

Platform members share a vision for the realization of SDG 2 (zero hunger) and recognize the constructive and effective role that donors can play in supporting and enabling food systems transformation – one that secures better access to safe and nutritious food while ensuring environmental sustainability to safeguard the food security, health, well-being and livelihoods of rural communities.

Its mission statement reflects the key role of investments in food systems and rural development, as well as the critical role of the Platform and its members in ensuring that food systems and rural development issues remain a high priority for donors, governments and other key actors.

A common commitment

Platform members share a vision for the realization of SDG 2 (zero hunger) and recognize the constructive and effective role that donors can play in supporting and enabling food systems transformation – one that secures better access to safe and nutritious food while ensuring environmental sustainability to safeguard the food security, health, well-being and livelihoods of rural communities.

Its mission statement reflects the key role of investments in food systems and rural development, as well as the critical role of the Platform and its members in ensuring that food systems and rural development issues remain a high priority for donors, governments and other key actors.

GDPRD Documents

Strategic Plan 2021-2025
Communications Strategy
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GDPRD Documents

Strategic Plan 2021-2025
Communications Strategy
Browse more documents