COVID-19 [ID: 512]


As international organisations turn their attention to addressing the impacts of the corona virus pandemic on food security and nutrition in the mid- to long-term, the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development has an important role to play in facilitating information and knowledge sharing within the donor community and with our development partners.

Platform members have established a task force on coordinated donor response to COVID-19, which aims at identifying ongoing actions of members and coordinating their regional and thematic approaches. This topic page is the space where members share information about pandemic response priorities, programmes, and analysis. The page is continuously updated and expanded. Visit us again.

Members’ Responses

World Food Programme (WFP)

Contact: Chris Toe

United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID)

Contact: Iris Krebber

World Trade Organization (WTO)

WTO also houses two global partnerships, the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF, for LDCs) and the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF, on SPS capacity development). Both partnerships also have dedicated COVID-19 pages:

Contact: Melvin Spreij

International Trade Centre (ITC)

Contact: Anders Aeroe

Latest COVID-19 [ID: 514]

EIF creating discussions on COVID-19’s impacts on least developed countries

The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) organized a webinar series on COVID-19-and its implications. The series concluded with a conversation about the tourism sector and its importance for the least developed countries.



Informal Donor Conversation on Covid-19

29 April | Virtual Meeting

A virtual informal dialogue with 12 donor organisations and the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) that aimed to promote an exchange on how to better coordinate and streamline information gathering on COVID -19 implications on agriculture and food security.


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.


Events COVID-19 [ID: 515]
Currently there are no events.
Downloads COVID-19 [ID: 519]


Contacts COVID-19 [ID: 520]

Contact | Secretariat

Maurizio Navarra

Secretariat Coordinator

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