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Agenda 2030 and rural transformation

In recent years, we have seen a transformation of the policy landscape within which donor agencies work. Against the background of the three major agreements of the international community in 2015, namely United Nations’ Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Finance for Development and UNFCCC COP21 outcomes on climate change, the donor community has been adapting to a new agenda in development.

Whilst increased media attention of the migration of refugees to Europe continues, the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World reports in both 2018 and 2019 signal a rise in world hunger - a reversal of trends after a prolonged decline. Using SDG Indicator 2.1.2 to capture data on access to nutritious and sufficient food, the figure in 2019 report corresponds to a much higher number of people than those who suffer from hunger. While recognising the positive role ARD plays in combating hunger as well as reasons for migration, many European countries opted to re-locate ODA assigned budget to migrants support, integration and administration. The members of the Platform, as well as the international community as a whole, agree that a higher level of donor coordination and exchange supports finding solutions for sustainable development and the challenges to agriculture and rural development, which will achieve measurable positive impact on economic development and thus contribute to reducing hunger and key motivations for migration.

Agriculture and rural development (ARD) constitute highly complex systems which require long-term strategies. The SDGs call for more sustainability in development through the cooperation between new actors, such as the trade community or the climate change community, to achieve joint action towards rural transformation. The Platform’s Strategic Initiative Agenda 2030 addresses the new dimensions of development cooperation – with its focus on the policy priority areas of its members in the rural space.

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Latest Agenda 2030 [ID: 156]

A Ceres2030 perspective: Reducing Post-Harvest Losses in Agriculture

Rome, Italy | 15 October 2019 | Reducing food waste and loss are long-standing challenges undermining efforts to end hunger, improve farmer incomes, and promote sustainable production and consumption. A Ceres2030 side-event informed about the progress of their research in this important area.

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A Digital Council to solve the world's food problems

Rome, Italy | 18 October 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is currently to develop a concept for a Digital Council. A side event informed on the background and goal of this process and provided information on the progress made so far.

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SOFA 2019: Moving forward on food loss and waste reduction

The The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2019 report offers guidance on policy and interventions to reduce food loss and waste even in the face of the limited information available.

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Events Agenda 2030 [ID: 157]
2019
10. December
Global | Tuesday, 10. December 2019 | Brussels, Belgium

The 2019 EU Agricultural Outlook conference

Join the key annual gathering where European stakeholders engage and discuss the future of agriculture in Europe and the challenges which lie ahead!

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2019
12. December
Global | Thursday, 12. December 2019 | Brussels, Belgium

Time’s up for food waste! Setting the EU action agenda towards 2030

 Register for a public conference dedicated to food loss and waste prevention!

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Interviews Agenda 2030 [ID: 228]

INTERVIEW | Denis Kabiito, UNYFA

“The rural area thakes 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 | Godfrey Bahiigwa, African Union Commission

“You have to have evidence, in order to guide policy and strategy formulation [for rural youth employment]. We need more context specific research to guide our interventions.”

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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Publications Agenda 2030 [ID: 230]

JUST OUT: A COMPENDIUM “DONOR ENGAGEMENT WITH RURAL YOUTH”

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development published a new comprehensive study that highlights current approaches, trends and remaining questions in donor engagement with rural youth.

SHORT-TERM THINKING CAN UNDERMINE PROGRESS AGAINST THE SDGS

The Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development published the 2018 report. It is the second substantive assessment of progress in implementing the Financing for Development outcomes and the means of implementation of the SDGs since the adoption of the Agenda 2030 and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA).

TERRITORIAL APPROACHES: RURAL-URBAN LINKAGES AND INCLUSIVE RURAL TRANSFORMATION

IFAD’s publication sees territorial approaches as an entry point for governments and donor agencies to address the full range of factors affecting development processes, such as rural-urban linkages, geographical, social, economic, and environmental concerns.

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Contacts Agenda 2030 [ID: 232]

Contact | Secretariat

Laura Barrington

Secretariat Coordinator

Contact | Co-chair

David B. Hegwood

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Contact | Member

Bernhard Worm

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

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