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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]

2019 Global Food Policy Report

Washington, DC| USA | 27 March 2018

IFPRI’s flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2018, and considers challenges and opportunities ahead.

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African Nutrition Scorecard launched by the African Union Commission and African Development Bank

February 2019

The African Leaders for Nutrition Initiative (ALN), a joint African Union Commission and African Development Bank (AfDB) initiative, issued a recent report indicating that despite recent gains in addressing and lowering malnutrition on the African continent, many African nations are still facing increasing rates of childhood stunting, overweight children, and wasting.

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Global Forum for Food and Agriculture: The future of agriculture is digital

17-19 January | Berlin, Germany

The eighth Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) took place in Berlin, Germany from 17 – 19 January 2019. A record number of national delegations and international organisations accepted the federal minister’s invitation for the International Conference of Agriculture Ministers. One major subject of the conference was the global digitalisation in agriculture.

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Events Agenda 2030 [ID: 157]
2019
5. May
Global | Sunday, 5. May 2019 | Metz, France

G7 Environment Ministerial Meeting

Topic: Fighting inequality by protecting biodiversity and climate

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2019
11. May
Global | Saturday, 11. May 2019 | Niigata, Japan

G20 Agriculture Ministers' Meeting

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2019
13. May
Global | Monday, 13. May 2019 | Kyoto, Japan

Global Landscape Forum 2019

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2019
15. May
Global | Wednesday, 15. May 2019 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

8th CGIAR System Council Meeting

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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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