Geneva, 11 Feb 2016. Martha Byanyima, Esther Penunia, Evelyn Nguleka and Paul Engel reflected on the discussion during the Annual General Assembly. They all agreed on the importance to ensure the active participation of farmers in a continuous political dialogue on policy coherence between trade and ARD.read more
Geneva, 1 Feb 2016. On 19 January 2016, the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development organised a pre-event to the Annual General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, themed “Investing in Inclusive Agribusiness – Trends, Opportunities and Challenges”.read more
Brussels, 2 Feb 2016. At the end of 2015 the European Commission launched an “Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa”. At the Valetta summit on migration, the Europeanread more
Bonn, 16 Nov 2015. On 13 November the Donor Platform’s sub-group on Land released a policy brief advocating for the permanence of the land indicator under SDG Goal 1, on ending poverty. The Global Donor Working Group on Land (GDWGL) expressed high concerns with the result of the second meeting of the Interagency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) in October, in Bangkok, where the landread more
FAO just released its report ‘The State of Agriculture Commodity Markets (SOCO) 2015-2016. This year the topic of the report corresponds strongly with the topic of the Annual… read more
United Nations Development Programme released its annual development report 2015. The report focuses on the importance work plays for human development and special attention is paid to the… read more
Climate change impacts and the resulting extreme weather events affect the strongest smallholder farmers. As these events are nearly impossible to prevent, the goal is to build up… read more
This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture makes the case that social protection measures will help break the cycle of rural poverty and vulnerability, when combined… read more
Washington, D.C., 8 Sep 2010.
The new World Bank report has been released.
The report is widely expected to influence the global policy discussion as it provides ample empirical data on large scale land acquisitions with the aim to confront widespread speculation and inform the debate.
The Platform and IISD will host a moderated online discussion with key stakeholder groups on this website starting 13 Sep. Download…