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Agenda 2030 and rural transformation

2015 transformed the policy landscape within, which donor agencies work. Against the background of the three major agreements of the international community, namely SDGs/Agenda 2030, Finance for Development and UNFCCC COP21 outcomes on climate change, the donor community has been struggling to adapt to a new role in development.

A further challenge to the development assistance flows from the donor community was posed by the highly in - creased migration of refugees to Europe in 2015. While recognising the positive role ARD plays in combating the reasons for migration, many European countries opted to re-locate ODA assigned budget to migrants support, integration and administration. Donor agencies agree that in the framework of Agenda 2030 even more funds should be transferred to migration countries. The members of the Platform, as well as the international community as a whole, agreed that a higher level of donor coordination and exchange will be required to sustainably address the complicated sustainable development agenda and the challenges to agriculture and rural development in order to achieve measurable positive development on migration and economic development.

It is certain that agriculture and rural development (ARD) constitute highly complex systems and need long-term support. Calling for more sustainability in development by the SDGs challenges the cooperation between new actors such as the trade community or the climate change community, each introducing new approaches, new understanding and a requiring of a profound debate between all partners to achieve joint action towards rural transformation. The Platform’s Strategic Initiative Agenda 2030 addressed these new dimensions of development cooperation. The Platform analysis of SDG 2 on food security and SDG 8 on economic growth and the following debate exemplified the need to define new pathways towards rural transformation considering job creation, trade with value chain development and inclusive agribusiness and new opportunities deriving from rapid urbanisation. However, not every development issue can be a policy priority and the ARD community needs to understand which low hanging fruits are ready to be picked to build a more comprehensive approach to sustainable development of the rural space.

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Latest Agenda 2030 [ID: 156]

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Rural youth employment - bridging the gap between transformation and urbanisation

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Events Agenda 2030 [ID: 157]
2018
26. February
Global | Monday, 26. February 2018 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The First Arab Land Conference

The First Arab Land Conference will be hosted by the Dubai Land Department and held in Dubai, UAE, between 26-28 /February/2018.

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2018
21. March
Global | Wednesday, 21. March 2018 | Nairobi, Kenya

The 16th New AGInternational Conference and Exhibition

New Ag International will host in Kenya, from Monday 19 - Friday 23rd March 2018, two international conferences covering the world of High Tech Agriculture, covering in depth: irrigation, speciality plant nutrition, fertigation, biocontrol, greenhouse technology.

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2018
27. March
Global | Tuesday, 27. March 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2018

The annual Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) will return to the Square, Brussels on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 for another stimulating debate on the future of European and world agriculture. Free, online registration is now open.

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2018
8. May
Global | Tuesday, 8. May 2018 | Lusaka, Zambia

10th Conference on ICT4D

The 10th ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work.

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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]

RURAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2016: FOSTERING INCLUSIVE RURAL TRANSFORMATION

With the growing world population and therefore food demand, the wide spread urbanisation, the growing severity of irregular weather events and the spread of technology all over the world, pose new challenges and open new opportunities for rural areas and rural populations.

EXPLORING TERRITORIAL INEQUALITIES AND THEIR IMPORTANCE FOR RURAL AREAS

We look back at the outcomes and key findings of the conference, drawing from them and informing the ongoing discussion within the Platform about the transformational processes in rural areas and rural-urban inequalities.

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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Studies and Notes

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Contacts Agenda 2030 [ID: 232]

Contact | Secretariat

Dr. Christian Mersmann

Senior Policy Advisor

Contact | Member

Bernhard Worm

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Contact | Secretariat

Martina Karaparusheva

Junior Policy Advisor

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