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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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2019 G7 Summit in France to Tackle Global Inequality: Agriculture Discussions to Take Place in Development Ministerial Meetings

January 2019

The increased inequality in today’s world will be the central theme to France’s G7 Presidency this year at the G7 Summit, 24-26 August in Biarritz, France. In its strategy, gender equality and climate will be two priorities.


Agriculture and Climate-Smart Approaches Gain Prominence at COP24

Katowice| Poland| 2-14 December 2018

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice, Poland continued the work of last year’s COP regarding agriculture’s role in climate change adaptation and mitigation. The conference saw the inauguration of the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) that focuses on addressing approaches to food security, the vulnerability of agriculture to climate change, and how to mitigate agriculture’s contribution to climate change. 


Ceres2030: Bridging the gap between research and policy-making

Bonn| Germany| 17 December 2018

Ceres2030 has the ambitious goal of achieving a global consensus on the most effective ways to sustainably end hunger. On its recent meeting in Bonn, the initiative has formed a global advisory board of 20 agriculture and economic experts to identify key knowledge gaps that need to be filled for achieving a world without hunger.


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26. February
Global | Tuesday, 26. February 2019 | Brussels, Belgium

The Contribution of Organic Agriculture to the SDGs: Scientific evidence from comparative research

One-day workshop by FIBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, hosted by the European Commission, DG for International Cooperation and Development.


28. February
Global | Thursday, 28. February 2019 | Webinar (see link for registration)

Webinar: Realizing Women's Land Rights in Africa


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Ceres2030: Sustainable solutions to end hunger, the joint initiative of Cornell University, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), has recently released its second Activity update. The newsletter is part of a series of updates that we will be provided on the project's activities, key milestones, and next steps.



Agriculture and aid for trade (AfT) are two key areas of development cooperation that share many synergies and seek similar or the same development objectives; however, there is a lack of coordination between the two areas. A new study released by the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development looks at ways to bridge this gap.



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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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