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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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COORDINATION & ADVOCACY

Latest Agenda 2030 [ID: 156]

Donors Announce "50 by 2030" initiative for Data to End Hunger

New York | USA| 24 Sep. 2018

In an unprecedented effort to harness the power of data to boost the productivity and livelihoods of the world’s 500 million small-holder farmers, a coalition of Platform members together with representatives from Kenya, Ghana and Columbia pledged commitment to produce the largest-ever collection of data for agricultural development by 2030.

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Towards Zero Hunger SDG Conference in Wageningen: Partnerships key to achieve impact

Wageningen | The Netherlands | Sep. 2018 Over 700 key stakeholders from across the globe discussed their views and contributions for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2, Zero Hunger.

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Swiss agency is looking for proposals

| May - June 2018 | The Global Programme Food Security of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has recently opened two Calls for Proposals. The first one is about innovations in urban food systems. The second one focuses on finding solutions for the promotion of the ecologically sustainable water management for food security.

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Events Agenda 2030 [ID: 157]
2018
15. October
Global | Monday, 15. October 2018 | Rome, Italy

Committee on World Food Security 45

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

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2018
22. October
Global | Monday, 22. October 2018 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

UN World Data Forum 2018

The UN World Data Forum 2018 will be hosted by Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, of United Arab Emirates from 22 to 24 October 2018, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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2018
31. October
Global | Wednesday, 31. October 2018 | Paris, France

The 18th Africa Forum

The 18th Africa Forum will take place on 31 October 2018 and is a joint effort between the OECD Development Centre and the African Union.

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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.”

Publications Headline [ID: 229]
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

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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