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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 report in 2018 signals a rise in world hunger - a reversal of trends after a prolonged decline. 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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Working towards food security, moving away from silo-thinking

Rome | Italy | 15-19 Oct 2018

Highlighting partnerships and food systems at CFS45 to work towards food security and moving away from silo-thinking: several of the side events organised by members of the Global Donor Platform revolved around partnerships and food system approaches. Learn more about some of the highlights.

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CFS Stakeholder Feedback on Critical and Emerging Issues in Food Security & Nutrition

Rome | Italy | 15 Oct 2018

The fifth plenary session at CFS45 was dedicated to hearing CFS stakeholders’ views and suggested potential issues on critical and emerging issues in the field of food security and nutrition for CFS to address in the future. The debate was lively. 

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The State of Food Security and Agriculture (SOFA) 2018

Rome | Italy | 15 Oct 2018

Neither good nor bad, but a fact: Migration is an expanding global reality. The report, launched at CFS45, focuses on the relationship between migration, agriculture and rural development.

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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.

Downloads Agenda 2030 [ID: 231]

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Contacts Agenda 2030 [ID: 232]

Contact | Secretariat

Laura Barrington

Policy Advisor

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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