Publications

The publications section offers an overview of the latest publications by Platform members and partners including from international research organisations, civil society and academia.

Publications

The publications section offers an overview of the latest publications by Platform members and partners including from international research organisations, civil society and academia.

  • 19 October 2022

    Gender inequalities are woven through food systems, and contribute to unjust food production, access and consumption. Globally, the gap between men’s and women’s hunger has widened with food insecurity now affecting 150 million more women than men.

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  • 28 September 2022

    A short report that captures the highlights from the 2022 Annual General Assembly through quotes, key messages and brief summaries of the action-packed two days.

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  • 16 September 2022

    Human Development Report 2021-22 Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World Links The report is the third and final installment in a trilogy, following the 2019 report on

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  • 12 September 2022

    Gender inequalities are woven through food systems, and contribute to unjust food production, access and consumption. Globally, the gap between men’s and women’s hunger has widened with food insecurity now affecting 150 million more women than men.

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  • 8 September 2022

    Oxfam Briefing Paper This paper debunks 10 myths about our food system and provides an alternative framing that will lead to better outcomes for the long term. Links The unequal global

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  • 26 July 2022

    The main objective of the report is to outline different approaches to rural youth employment promotion (RYEP) within GIZ programmes and distil their main success factors and lessons learned. Download Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • 18 July 2022

    2021 was an eventful year for the Platform, both at an operational level within the Secretariat and with external engagement. The Platform created a new Strategic Plan for the 2021–2025 period and a results-based work plan for the year.

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  • 12 July 2022

    In recognition of the agricultural sector’s potential to serve as a source of livelihood opportunities for rural youth, a joint MIJARC/FAO/IFAD project on Facilitating Access of Rural Youth to Agricultural Activities was carried out in 2011 to assess the challenges and opportunities with respect

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  • 30 April 2022

    In April 2022, the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development released a white paper to provide global donors with options to transform our food systems, to make them more resilient and sustainable. Global donors have a critical leveraging role in catalysing food systems change and this paper attempts to provide clear directions, under seven action areas to focus their attention and efforts.

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  • 15 April 2022

    This policy document on land tenure and sustainable agri-food systems is a collaboration between the ILC, FAO and GLTN, with support from the GDPRD. The report stresses the critical importance of land access and land tenure for more sustainable agri-food production and consumption systems.

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  • 4 April 2022

    2021 was an eventful year for the Platform, both at an operational level within the Secretariat and with external engagement. The Platform created a new Strategic Plan for the 2021–2025 period and a results-based work plan for the year.

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  • 4 April 2022

    This joint FAO-UNDP-UNEP report calls for governments to rethink the way agriculture is subsidized and supported. The majority (87%) of $540 billion of support to agricultural producers is either price distorting or harmful to nature and health. Repurposing this support can help transform food

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  • 25 March 2022

    This Youth-sensitive value chain analysis and development guide provides the background information and guidance needed by practitioners for selecting an agricultural value chain with significant potential for youth employment and entrepreneurship and offers tools to conduct context-specific youth employment analyses. 

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  • 15 February 2022

    USAID Report on Mining Highlights the Role of Land in the Transition to Green Energy Links A new report by USAID, “Mining and the Green Energy Transition”, emphasizes the critical importance of land

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  • 2 December 2021

    Young people in rural areas face the double challenge of age-specific vulnerabilities and underdevelopment of rural areas. While agriculture absorbs the majority of rural workers in developing countries, low pay and poor working conditions make it difficult to sustain rural livelihoods. Potential job opportunities

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  • 1 December 2021

    This Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2021 report provides up-to-date monitoring and evaluation of agricultural policies across countries from all six continents, including the 38 OECD countries and the five non-OECD EU Member States, and eleven emerging and developing economies: Argentina, Brazil, People’s Republic

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  • 11 October 2021

    IFAD’s Rural Development Report 2021 focuses on “Transforming food systems for rural prosperity.” It describes the systemic issues that have led to the situation we are in, identifies priorities for transforming our food systems, and provides recommended actions to achieve meaningful change.

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  • 20 September 2021

    The GDPRD launched a new Declaration of Intent on Food Systems Transformation, to signal the intention of the Platform and its members to work proactively and in a coordinated way to help take forward the outcomes of the UN Food Systems Summit.

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  • 8 September 2021

    Mapping of the food systems-related funding and activities supported by donors. Food system framing as more than semantics, signally the need for a holistic view of food as central to all development issues.

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  • 15 July 2021

    In 2020, the Platform continued to play a more effective and strategic influencing role in response to the shifting development agenda under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related changing donor landscape. Download all Annual Reports

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  • 5 July 2021

    The CFS calls for the development of systems, policies and programmes that engage more youth in agriculture and agricultural professions. Their development will constitute a workstream that will strengthen recognition of youth agency, autonomy and diversity in relation to food security and nutrition.

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  • 10 June 2021

    The Report on Development Policy sets out the activities and objectives for Finland’s development policy and development cooperation. The purpose is to strengthen Finland’s long-term approach to development policy and development cooperation from the perspective of principles, values and objectives. A parliamentary monitoring group

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  • 21 April 2021

    Revised areas of focus for the Platform: strategic influencing, knowledge-sharing, networking and convening.

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  • 11 September 2020

    This is the fourth report highlighting progress made by the EU and its Member States towards implementing their common policy commitments on food and nutrition security. It is accompanied by a Commission staff working document (SWD) with further information on the analysis and case

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  • 29 June 2020

    Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) 2019 Annual Report - Facing the future: shaping safe trade outcomes for developing countries. Links STDF has recently published their 2019 Annual Report. This report “Facing

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  • 29 June 2020

    Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) Strategy 2020-2024: Safe and Inclusive Trade Horizons for Developing Countries Links STDF has recently published their new STDF 2020 -2024 Strategy, with a reception to mark the

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  • 19 June 2020

    2019 was an important year for the Platform, as it adapted its structure and function in light of the new paradigm under Agenda 2030, which has shifted the donor landscape by changing the nature of challenges and future uncertainties for donors.

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  • 27 April 2020

    The Global Report on Food Crises 2020 is the result of a joint, consensus-based assessment of acute food insecurities around the world by 16 partner organizations. It is a flagship publication of a series of analytical products facilitated by the Food and Security Information

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  • 20 April 2020

    This policy paper has been produced by GIZ on behalf of the BMZ. It describes several fit-for-purpose solutions of land governance projects from GIZ and other development partners as well as their positive impacts in the land sector. The aim of the policy paper

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  • 20 March 2020

    This is the first attempt in almost two decades to synthesize USAID's experience with LRG programs and the state of the evidence into a single document, which will guide USAID’s learning priorities on LRG in the coming years. In revisiting these issues, this Research

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  • 12 March 2020

    Young people have the potential to play an important role in achieving effective rural transformation, not only are their numbers increasing but young people are problem solvers and innovators who work to develop solutions to even the most complex challenges faced by humanity.

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  • 26 February 2020

    This comprehensive results report published by the ministry of Foreign Affairs Finland, describes how Finland has succeeded in its work in promoting global development goals for the past few years and presents the results of Finland’s development policy and development cooperation reported between 2015

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  • 26 February 2020

    The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Finnish National Agency for Education recently published a study of their social innovation programme, “School Feeding: Investment in Effective Learning”. The objective of this review was to provide a detailed example of the design and implementation

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  • 26 February 2020

    Second Biennial Review Report of the African Union Commission on the Implementation of the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods Links Following the Inaugural Biennial

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  • 16 December 2019

    The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), a member of the Global Donor Platform’s Working Group on Land, launched their Gender Strategy (2019-2030) at a side event during the 2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

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  • 16 December 2019

    Food insecurity currently affects 1 in 9 people worldwide. Despite the ongoing efforts, the situation has been worsening since 2015. In 2050, the world will need to provide appropriate nutrition for 10 billion humans and despite the effects of climate change. To achieve this,

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  • 8 December 2019

    The UN Decade of Family Farming is a joint effort by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the UN and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), both of whom are members of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development.

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  • 8 October 2019

    The 2019 Joint Synthesis Report of the European Union and its Member States This report provides a short summary of how the EU and its Member States are supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in developing countries through development cooperation.

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  • 28 August 2019

    Which skills and training opportunities do young people need to gain access to decent employment in rural areas? A new FAO study by the Centre for Rural Development (SLE), commissioned by FAO, looks at the situation in Cambodia to give an answer to this

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  • 28 August 2019

    The new Ceres2030 update brings the highlights of the past six months of the initiative. Links Ceres2030: Sustainable solutions to end hunger, the joint initiative by Cornell University, the International Food Policy

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  • 1 August 2019

    With this guide, the aim is to equip readers with the basic set of concepts and tools needed to make informed decisions about how best to measure and evaluate the results of youth employment interventions. The entire life cycle of a youth employment intervention

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  • 18 July 2019

    Worldwide, more than 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row, the UN announced on 15 July 2019 in New York in its

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  • 13 June 2019

    2018 was a vibrant and productive year for the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development. By facilitating direct exchange and information sharing, the Platform continued to enable members to coordinate and contribute to higher level of policy coherence. The Annual Report 2018 gives an

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  • 26 April 2019

    The 2nd edition of this report assess and summarises the current state of thinking about policy for agricultural development in developing countries. Links Agriculture is typically the most critical economic sector in rural

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  • 12 April 2019

    The third annual Global Report on Food Crises highlights the plight of millions of people who must fight every day against acute hunger and malnutrition. The report also points the way towards solutions that can rebuild lives and livelihoods in communities around the world.

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  • 12 April 2019

    This publication highlights how the EU is supporting countries and institutions to address numerous challenges facing food security, improved nutrition, and sustainable agriculture, and to seize opportunities to further their development. Links

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  • 12 April 2019

    The guidelines are the result of a partnership by IFAD and GLTN, and in consultation with the Global Donor Working Group on Land (GDWGL), to improve the tools to evaluate land tenure and governance interventions. Links

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  • 29 March 2019

    Territorial approaches are increasingly recognized as a powerful tool for improving development outcomes. This new white paper, released by a group of Platform members and partners provides an overview, discusses opportunities and calls for an international alliance to implement development-focused territorial approaches.

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  • 1 March 2019

    The Quantifying Tenure Risk is a joint initiative between the Overseas Development Institute and TMP Systems to provide data and analysis to reduce land conflict and improve land governance through better informed investment decisions. The study and tool is primarily geared towards investors to

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  • 31 May 2018

    In preparation to the Annual General Assembly 2018 “Young and ready to move – empowering the new generation in the rural space”, the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development commissioned a compendium “Donor engagement with rural youth”. The publication aims at giving an overview

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  • 25 April 2018

    The food economy is the biggest employer in West Africa accounting for 66% of total employment. While the majority of food economy jobs are in agriculture, off-farm employment in food-related manufacturing and service activities is increasing as the food economy adapts to rapid population

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