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To enhance the impact of development investments in agriculture, food systems and rural livelihoods through informed policy and programming.

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The Platform provides a discussion forum for programmatic and institutional innovations and donor priorities in line with 2030 Agenda. The focus is on several different areas that address the dramatically changing rural transformation processes. By highlighting specific dynamics we aim to match opportunities of donor agencies and international finance institutions. Ultimately the work of the Platform supports the creation of more synergies that contribute to the implementation of the SDGs and to an inclusive rural transformation process.

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About Agenda 2030

Agriculture and rural development would need to be leveraged within a broader approach that addresses sustainable and inclusive rural transformation processes using the framework provided by Agenda 2030.

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All Roads Lead to Rome: 45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Rome | Italy | 15-19 October 2018

From 15-19 October 2018, the 45th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS45) took place at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. Members of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development were present at CFS, either as delegates and/or convenors of side events.



About Climate Change

COP24 will take place from 3-14 December 2018, in Katowice, Poland. One of the most important tasks of the COP24 will be to work out and adopt a package of decisions ensuring the full implementation of the Paris Agreement, in accordance with the decisions adopted in Paris (COP21) and in Marrakesh (CMA1.1).

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Potentials for Greenhous Gas Mitigation in Agriculture

September 2018

What mitigation options are there in the agricultural sector, and how to apply them in development cooperation? A study commissioned by GIZ provides an overview of the latest scientific debate and gives examples.



About Gender

The gender workstream of the Platform works towards strengthening gender equality through selected initiatives that foster transparency, responsibility and accountability by all stakeholders in line with the SDGs.

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Addressing gender in climate change policies for agriculture

September 2018

A new video released by the UNDP-FAO supported programme "Integrating agriculture in national adaptation plans (NAP-Ag) illustrates how gender considerations are integrated into policies covering the agriculture sector in Colombia, Uganda and Viet Nam.



About Land Governance

The Global Working Group on Land is committed to increase the coordination and knowledge exchange on land governance programmes and jointly advocate the relevance of land issues in policy processes which affect international development.

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Global Land Forum 2018

Bandung| Indonesia| 22 - 27 September 2018

Under the heading “United for Land Rights, Peace & Justice”, The Global Land Forum 2018 looks at a variety of topics, ranging from "Women’s Land Rights" over "Land Grabbing" and "Food Sovereignty" to "Agrarian Reform". On the occasion of the conference, the Global Donor Working Group on Land will hold a breakout session titled “Governance of domestic investment into land” on Wednesday, 26 September.




The Platform engages in CAADP and the Development Partners Coordination Group as an opportunity for donors to cooperate at global, regional and national levels in line with the Malabo Declaration and Implementation Strategy and Roadmap to achieve the 2025 vision on CAADP.


Lead, Measure, Grow: The Arican Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2018

Kigali | Rwanda | September 2018

Leaders from government, the private sector, research and development came together from 4-8 September at the 8th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) to discuss sustainable agricultural and economic growth across the African continent.


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About Inclusive Agribusiness and Trade

The two working groups focus respectively on policy coherence between trade and agriculture and small-business market approaches as driver of economic and social development, while searching for matching opportunities and synergies.

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Webinar: Facilitating safe trade - lessons and experiences from STDF's work

July 2018

In cooperation with the Secretariat of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), organised a webinar about safe trade facilitation.


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What was heard about private sector and inclusive agribusiness in CFS45

Rome | Italy | 15-19 Oct 2018

At CFS45 many sessions revolved around themes agribusiness, sustainable finance for small and medium-size enterprises, diversifying markets for small-scale farmers or public-private partnerships. The Secretariat of the Global Donor Platform was on the spot and captured some interesting experiences and recurring messages.


Working towards food security, moving away from silo-thinking

Rome | Italy | 15-19 Oct 2018

Highlighting partnerships and food systems at CFS45 to work towards food security and moving away from silo-thinking: several of the side events organised by members of the Global Donor Platform revolved around partnerships and food system approaches. Learn more about some of the highlights.


From Gender Responsive to Gender Transformative: Combating Climate Change with Gender Strategies

Rome | Italy | 17 Oct 2018

Case studies from around the world show that both climate resilience and rural development benefit when women take in a stronger role. A side event at CFS45 on October 2018 gave examples why it is important to strengthen the role of women to increase resilience to climate change.


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3. December
Global | Monday, 3. December 2018 | Katowice, Poland


COP24 will take place from 3-14 December 2018, in Katowice, Poland.

25. March
Global | Monday, 25. March 2019 | Washington D.C., USA

World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2019

Land and Poverty Conference 2019 Land Governance on Catalyzing Information will take place in March in Washington D.C.


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FAO’s 2018 report on Food Security and Nutrition in the World is out, and its key message is alarming. In 2017 the number of undernourished people is estimated to have increase to 821 million – around one out of every nine people in the world suffers from hunger. After a prolonged decline over the past years, the rise in world hunger is bad news.



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.

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Annual General Assembly

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The Annual General Assembly 2018 took place on June 13-14 in Berlin. The general objective of Annual General Assemblies (AGA) is to provide an open space for debate and possible consensus building by Platform members, partners and invited guests on emerging topics in agriculture and rural development (ARD). In these events, participants can benefit from the core functions of the Donor Platform such as knowledge sharing, advocacy and networking on key development issues and strategic directions that directly or indirectly affect the lives in the rural space.

AGA Berlin 2018

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Interviews [ID: 13]

INTERVIEW | Ingrid Hoven, BMZ

More than 90% of all NDCs presented, actually contain elements on agriculture. For us (BMZ) when we shaped the NDC partnership and started to work on our work plan, it became quite obvious that we have to pay much more attention to agriculture.

INTERVIEW | Stefan Schmitz, BMZ

“There is a broad coalition, saying this is an important issue and we have to address this jointly. In our (BMZ) cooperation programs in agriculture, rural development and food security from now on we will give special attention to the youth employment issue.”

INTERVIEW | Denis Kabiito, UNYFA

“The rural area takes 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 | Chris Penrose Buckley, DFID

“There is a lot of people that have a stake in this (SDG land) indicator and want to be part of the process of making sure that the methodology is robust and it gets to the stage when it is a formal SDG indicator.”

Interview | Oumar Sylla, UN-HABITAT

“This indicator will give us opportunity to track progress made on adressing the issue tenure security.”

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The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is a network of 40 bilateral and multilateral donors, international financing institutions, intergovernmental organisations, development agencies and foundations. In 2015, the Platform adopted the new vision of prosperous rural communities underpinning global food and nutrition security. The members continue to share a common vision that is framed around pathways to achieve ‘zero hunger’. These must be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, centred on the capacity of agriculture and rural livelihoods to generate economic growth and job creation, to address inequalities and to underpin national, regional and global food and nutrition security.

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