Interviews and Podcasts

The latest interviews and podcasts on issues pertinent to the vision and mission of the Platform.

Interviews and Podcasts

The latest interviews and podcasts on issues pertinent to the vision and mission of the Platform.

  • 23 November 2022

    A conversation with GDPRD member Elisabeth Simelton, Senior Policy Specialist at Sida. Elisabeth’s scientific background, experience in the field and growing up on a farm imparts an on-the-ground perspective to donor funding in food security and transforming food systems. She shares concrete examples of what works and a future vision for our small-scale farmers and younger generation.

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  • 19 August 2022

    Short interviews by the Platform Secretariat during the 2022 Annual General Assembly in Rome, Italy. Five experts talk about national pathways for food systems transformation, the current global food crisis response, and what they want small-scale farmers and the younger generation to know.

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  • 14 August 2022

    Short interviews by the Platform Secretariat during the 2022 Annual General Assembly in Rome, Italy. Five experts talk about national pathways for food systems transformation, the current global food crisis response, and what they want small-scale farmers and the younger generation to know.

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  • 13 August 2022

    Short interviews by the Platform Secretariat during the 2022 Annual General Assembly in Rome, Italy. Five experts talk about national pathways for food systems transformation, the current global food crisis response, and what they want small-scale farmers and the younger generation to know.

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  • 12 August 2022

    Short interviews by the Platform Secretariat during the 2022 Annual General Assembly in Rome, Italy. Five experts talk about national pathways for food systems transformation, the current global food crisis response, and what they want small-scale farmers and the younger generation to know.

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  • 11 August 2022

    Five interviews from leading voices in the future of food systems, with messages for our youth and small-scale farmers.

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  • 25 July 2022

    In our fourth segment, the Platform interviews Satu Santala, Associate Vice President of the External Relations and Governance Department at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Satu talks about what it takes to invest in and build #RESILIENCE in #FOODSYSTEMS.

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  • 4 July 2022

    The Secretariat spoke with both co-chairs ahead of this week’s Senior Managers’ Meeting and the High-Level Food Systems event. Tristan Armstrong Senior Sector Specialist, Agricultural Development and Food Security, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) –

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  • 27 June 2022

    In our third segment, the Platform talks to Willem Olthof, Deputy Head, and Conrad Rein, Policy Officer, at the European Commission. Conrad is also a Co-Chair of the GDPRD.

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  • 30 May 2022

    Youth are the main actors in shaping a sustainable food system transformation and rural youth employment has direct links to a broad spectrum of thematic areas in development cooperation. This makes it one of the keys to achieving the SDGs, and in particular SDG2.

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  • 30 May 2022

    In this interview, Iris pinpoints the important role of clear communications in food systems transformation and how this translates into having the right information to help make better decisions. She shares her optimism in our younger generation to insist on action now on climate

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  • 30 May 2022

    In our second segment, the Platform talks to Carin Smaller, Director of Agriculture, Trade, and Investment at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and Ammad Bahalim, Senior Program Officer in Agricultural Development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Carin is also one of the founders of CERES2030 and Ammad is a GDPRD Board Member.

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  • 29 May 2022

    Building long-term resilience in food systems is key to buffer against future economic shocks and humanitarian crises.

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  • 29 May 2022

    Why partnerships and national pathways are key to transforming food systems in times of crisis: Wilma shares her insight on why development partnerships at country levels are even more essential in times of crisis to achieve a viable and sustainable food system.

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  • 25 April 2022

    In our first segment, we hear from our Platform Co-Chair Tristan Armstrong, who is Senior Sector Specialist of Agricultural Development and Food Security, at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia. Tristan shares his first-hand experience on the impacts of climate change in the Pacific Islands and at home in Canberra, and the Platform as a unique space for key donors to advocate for collective action in the food security agenda.

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  • 14 February 2022

    Meet the Global Donor Working Group on Land (GDWGL): An Interview with Karol Boudreaux and Gemma Betsema. Karol Boudreaux USAID CONTACT Gemma Betsema Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) CONTACT Karol Boudreaux is

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  • 29 September 2021

    Martin Bwalya spoke with Jim Woodhill about the UN Food Systems Summit (UN FSS) and the catalytic role of finance in transforming food systems. Martin provided insights on how the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) worked to coordinate a common position for African countries towards the Summit.

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  • 10 September 2021

    The Secretariat spoke with both co-chairs ahead of this week’s Senior Managers’ Meeting and the High-Level Food Systems event. Conrad Rein Policy Officer, Sustainable Agri-Food systems and Fisheries, European Commission CONTACT | CO-CHAIR Conrad

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