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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]

COVID – 19 and Global Food Security Implications

7 April | Virtual Meeting

A virtual meeting convened by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Cornell University and aimed to look at what can be learned, what trends are to be expected, and what is still unknown regarding the pandemic. The meeting also discussed the implications of COVID-19 for agriculture and food systems, now and into the future.

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Ceres2030: What works to end hunger?

26 February 2020 | Berlin, Germany

A dialogue with development practitioners on Ceres2030’s eight evidence syntheses aimed at identifying the best interventions and entry points to achieve SDG2 and a deep dive in the economic costing model to estimate how much it will cost.

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Building a Common Narrative on SDG2: The Road to the Food Systems Summit

20 January 2020 |Berlin, Germany

On the occasion of the 2020 International Green Week in Berlin, Germany the SDG2 Roadmap Group initiated an informal meeting with a diverse group of stakeholders on 20 January 2020 to discuss the road to the Food Systems Summit in New York in 2021, exploring what must constitute a common narrative, building vision and alliance for achieving the SDG2 objective of zero-hunger.

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Events Agenda 2030 [ID: 157]
2020
1. June
Global | Monday, 1. June 2020 | Rome, Italy

Global Soil Symposium on Biodiversity

The main objective of this 3-day Event is to fill some critical knowledge gaps and promote discussion among policy makers, food producers, scientists, practitioners and other stakeholders on solutions to live in harmony with nature, and ultimately, achieve the SDGs through the conservation and sustainable use of soil biodiversity.

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2020
9. June
Global | Tuesday, 9. June 2020 | Brussels, Belgium

European Development Days 2020

"The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future" is the title of this year's European Development Days (EDD), which will take place on 9 and 10 June 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.

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2020
11. June
Global | Thursday, 11. June 2020 | Virtual event

Tourism and COVID - 19

Tourism is the backbone of many developing world economies, and the sector is being drastically affected by COVID-19. This Webinar explores how countries can weather and recover from this crisis, and the lessons that can be taken from the past.

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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

Maurizio Navarra

Secretariat Coordinator

Contact | Secretariat

Joerg Lohmann

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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