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GLOBAL
DONOR PLATFORM
FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Catalysing change through improved donor coordination, to enable the transformation of food systems, for better access to safe and nutritious food, improved environmental sustainability and more prosperous rural communities.

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2022 Annual General Assembly [ID: 666]

14-15 JUNE 2022 | IFAD HQ ROME | HYBRID EVENT

The 2022 Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be entirely dedicated to “Implementing National Pathways for Food Systems Transformation to Accelerate Progress Towards the SDGs in Times of Crisis and Conflict”.

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GDPRD White Paper - Transforming Food Systems [ID: 663]

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD) released a white paper to provide global donors with a menu of options to transform our food systems, to make them more resilient and sustainable.

Donors have a critical leveraging role in catalysing food systems change. This paper attempts to provide clear directions  under seven action areas to focus their attention and efforts. Based on the work and findings of the Platform over the last two years, the paper offers a set of responses and priorities for donor engagement and a menu of options for future donor commitments. 

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Building long-term resilience in food systems is key to buffer against future economic shocks and humanitarian crises [ID: 668]

An in-depth conversation with Máximo Torero, FAO Chief Economist

Máximo shares his insights with Jim Woodhill on how our current food price crisis differs from previous crises and why strengthening our food systems resilience is important for both people and planet. We also got to hear about his fascinating career and range of experiences.

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THE INCREASING IMPERATIVE FOR RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS IN TIMES OF CRISIS: WHAT CAN DONORS DO? [ID: 665]

20 APRIL 2022 | 14:30 – 16:00 CEST | VIRTUAL EVENT

On the heels of the pandemic, our collective attention is now focused on the skyrocketing food prices and the conflict in Ukraine. While emergency measures are necessary to address short-term consequences, these current crises further cement the need for long-term investments in resilient food systems, to combat and avoid such crises in the future. During this high-level moderated panel, the GDPRD’s white paper on “Transforming Food Systems- Directions for Enhancing the Catalytic Role of Donors” will be presented.

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MEET OUR MEMBERS | WILMA VAN ESCH, THE NETHERLANDS

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. "We need to work on SDG2 together for a viable and sustainable food system worldwide."

OP-ED BLOG | SATU SANTALA, ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT, IFAD

I believe donor coordination is a critical factor for successfully addressing the current food crisis. It is also important to IFAD’s mission, which is evidenced by our role as the host of the Secretariat of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, a network that brings donors together for strategic dialogue and collaboration on rural development and food systems.

IFAD PODCAST | TRISTAN ARMSTRONG, GDPRD CO-CHAIR

What keeps you up at night? In our first miniseries in IFAD's Podcast Farms. Food. Future, Tristan shares his first-hand experience on the impacts of climate change in the Pacific Islands and at home in Canberra, and how the Platform is a unique space for key donors to advocate for collective action in the food security agenda.

A CONVERSATION WITH | IRIS KREBBER, FCDO/GDPRD BOARD MEMBER

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 change.

AN INTERVIEW WITH | CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR, GLOBAL DONOR WORKING GROUP ON LAND

How land is allocated, used, managed and governed is at the very heart of rural development challenges and solutions. Chair Karol Boudreaux of USAID and Vice-Chair Gemma Betsema of the Dutch Government connect the dots between land and rural development, to bring the issue of land governance to the forefront.

OPINION | Jim Woodhill, GDPRD Senior Advisor

Food systems must change. This, the UN Food Systems Summit made very clear. But has the Summit laid the foundations to bring about such change? Jim Woodhill examines the outcomes of the Summit and shares concrete ways we can carry forward the momentum generated by the high level of engagement around food systems across governments, civil society, business and science.

A CONVERSATION WITH | Conrad Rein, GDPRD Co-Chair

Conrad Rein, European Commission, shares his thoughts on why donors play a key role in food systems transformation, his experience with the GDPRD, and his ideas on how the GDPRD can realize its full potential to help partners work together.

A CONVERSATION WITH | Martin Bwalya, AUDA/NEPAD

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.

AN INTERVIEW WITH | CO-CHAIRS, THEMATIC WORKING GROUP ON RURAL YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

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. Co-Chairs Frank Bertelmann and Sven Braulik from GIZ, and Anna Befus and Peter Wobst from FAO, illustrate how diverse members come together to unlock the topic’s equally diverse potentials.

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The Platform provides a discussion forum for programmatic and institutional innovations and donor priorities in line with the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

AGENDA 2030

LAND
GOVERNANCE

RURAL YOUTH
EMPLOYMENT

     

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The Global Donor Working Group on Land celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the CFS VGGT

This year, the global community celebrates the 10-year anniversary of The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the context of National Food Security (CFS VGGT). The Global Donor Working Group on Land joins in the commemorations by sharing short testimonies from their Chair, Vice-Chair and members, on what the CFS VGGT have meant to them.

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Green Jobs for Rural Youth in Agri-Food Systems

The Thematic Working Group on Rural Youth Employment (TWG RYE) has recently been exploring the topic of green jobs for youth. This ongoing conversation led to a webinar GREEN JOBS FOR RURAL YOUTH IN AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS, which took place on 25 April 2022, to discuss entry points for understanding green jobs in agri-food systems.

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CFS process on youth engagement and employment

Throughout 2022, the Thematic Working Group on Rural Youth Employment (TWG RYE) will be following the policy convergence process towards the development of policy recommendations in the Committee of World Food Security (CFS) on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems, which was initiated at the 49th CFS in October 2021.

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Events [ID: 12]
2022
7. June
Global | Tuesday, 7. June 2022 | Virtual

USAID - Frontiers: The Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure, Ten Years Later

The arrival of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT) was hailed as a watershed moment for the land rights community, and prompted a flurry of activity and funding. Ten years later, we can look back and ask: what have we accomplished; what have we learned; and, where do we go from here? Join the USAID and New America on June 7 at 9 a.m. EDT for a panel discussion to take stock of a decade of implementing the VGGT, and discuss the future of this landmark agreement. 

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2022
10. June
Global | Friday, 10. June 2022 | Online

OECD - The Future Africa Wants: Better Policies for the Next Generation and a Sustainable Transition

Fast and brutal mutations in the global economy today are reshaping conditions for transforming African economies and creating better opportunities for its youth. Efforts to reduce the continent’s dependence on raw material exports, advance productive transformation and increase investment and domestic resource mobilisation are being challenged.

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2022
14. June
Platform | Tuesday, 14. June 2022 | Hybrid Event, IFAD Headquarters, Rome, Italy

2022 Platform Annual General Assembly

14 – 15 June 2022. The selected theme for the 2022 Annual General Assembly (AGA) is “Implementing National Pathways for Food Systems Transformation to Accelerate Progress Towards the SDGs in Times of Crisis and Conflict”. This year’s edition will focus on how donors and others can best support progress on the further development and implementation of the national pathways for food system transformation. This must be accomplished in the context the need to accelerate progress on the sustainable development goals (SDGs), while also facing new crises and conflict.

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2022
22. June
Global | Wednesday, 22. June 2022 | Online and at IFAD headquarters in Rome, Italy

Jobs, innovation and rural value chains in the context of climate transition

Bridging the gap between research and policy. The conference will take place from 22-24 June 2022 and will be a high-level forum to bring forth research of high academic standards in collaboration with Italian universities, international academic associations, and international organizations involved in economic and rural development policies. This will help to create a collaborative network of researchers, policy-makers and other relevant stakeholders, together with international development organizations, NGOs, regional and international financial institutions, business partners and government representatives.

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Publications Headline [ID: 8]
Publications [ID: 7]

REPORT ON DONOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO FOOD SYSTEMS

This GDPRD stocktaking report provides a mapping of the patterns and scale of food systems-related funding and an assessment of the extent donors are embracing a food system framing and aligning their investments to the UN Food Systems Summit Action Tracks.

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IFAD’S RURAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2021

IFAD launched its flagship publication The Rural Development Report (RDR) 2021 in September, on “Transforming food systems for rural prosperity”. This year’s edition of the RDR emphasizes the inextricable link between food systems transformation and efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty.

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PLATFORM STRATEGIC PLAN 2021–2025

The new Platform Strategic Plan 2021–2025 situates the work of the Platform across the domains of food systems, food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural livelihoods. It recognizes the Platform’s particular focus and orientation towards SDG 2 and the intersection with other SDGs.

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2ND BIENNIAL REVIEW REPORT OF THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MALABO DECLARATION

The AU Commission on the Implementation of the Malabo Declaration has released its Second Biennial Review Report, which informs about the the progress in the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).

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LAND TENURE AND SUSTAINABLE AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS

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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GLOBAL DONOR PLATFORM ANNUAL REPORT 2020

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.

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Foreign Ministry of Finland: Report on Development Policy Extending Across Parliamentary Terms

The Report on Development Policy sets out the activities and objectives for Finland’s development policy and development cooperation.

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GLOBAL LAND TOOL NETWORK GENDER STRATEGY (2019-2030)

The GLTN Gender Strategy (2019-2030) provides a framework for designing land tenure and governance interventions around women and girls’ land and property rights.

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About us [ID: 3]

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is a network of 40 bilateral and multilateral donors, international financing institutions, intergovernmental organizations, development agencies and foundations.

In 2021, the Platform adopted its new vision which advocates for a radical transformation of food systems, for better access to safe and nutritious food, improved environmental sustainability and more prosperous rural communities. Pathways to achieve ‘zero hunger’ 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.