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GLOBAL
DONOR PLATFORM
FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT

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

About us

COVID-19 [ID: 507]

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. Learn how Platform members respond to the pandemic and follow their debates.

Annual General Assembly 2019 [ID: 497]

The Board of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is pleased to announce that the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), per a decision by its Executive Management Committee, has agreed to host the Platform’s Secretariat starting January 1st, 2020. With this, IFAD takes over the hosting baton from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), which coordinated the Secretariat on commission of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for the past sixteen years.

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Intro [ID: 35]

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.

Topics [ID: 24]

Agenda
2030

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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Coming up: European Development Days 2020

The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future" is the title of this year's European Development Days (EDD), which will take place on 9 and 10 June 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. The programmme is now open for submissions. Submissions close on 21 February 2020, 1 PM (CET).

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Climate
Change

About Climate Change

COP24 took place from 3-14 December 2018, in Katowice, Poland. One of the most important tasks of the COP24 was 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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What pathways for farmers in adapting to climate change?

19 June 2019 | Representatives from international organisations, donors, private foundations and knowledge institutes met in Zurich to discuss different adaptation pathways that will be needed for different types of farmers amid the pressure to feed a growing world population under rising world temperatures.

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Rural
Youth

About Rural Youth

Youth are at the heart of the future of agriculture, food production and rural development, but it requires inclusive strategies that help making agriculture and rural livelihoods more attractive for them.

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Africa Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) 2019 – Investing in young agripreneurs to open a new chapter in Africa’s development

24-28 June 2019 | Over 200 participants gathered in Cape Town, South Africa for the Africa Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) under the “Climate Smart Agriculture: Business and Employment Opportunities for Africa’s Youth”.

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Gender

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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‘Empower Women, Power Trade’ Initiative to Strengthen Women’s Economic Empowerment in LDCs

23 March 2019 | The Enhanced Integrated Framework's new ‘Empower Women, Power Trade’ initiative aims to increase the economic empowerment of women in Least Developed Countries.

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Land
governance

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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A Code of Conduct for Donors to Coordinate at the Country Level

23 May 2019 | The Global Donor Working Group on Land approved its 'Code of Conduct' for members to coordinate at the country-level, which will help to improve the design and implementation of programmes, as well as strengthen cooperation with stakeholders.

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CAADP

About CAADP

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.

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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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Agribusiness
and Trade

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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Inclusive Agribusiness & Trade Working Group Physical Meeting

19 June 2019 | The Inclusive Agribusiness & Trade Thematic Working Group of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development held a physical meeting, back to back to the Platform's Annual General Assembly, to share knowledge on their specific work on IAB & T in a lively roundtable discussion on 19 June.

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Latest [ID: 159]

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.

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Ceres2030: What works to end hunger?

26 February 2020 | Berlin, Germany

A dialogue with development practitioners on Ceres2030’s eight evidence syntheses aimed at identifying the best interventions and entry points to achieve SDG2 and a deep dive in the economic costing model to estimate how much it will cost.

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Building a Common Narrative on SDG2: The Road to the Food Systems Summit

20 January 2020 |Berlin, Germany

On the occasion of the 2020 International Green Week in Berlin, Germany the SDG2 Roadmap Group initiated an informal meeting with a diverse group of stakeholders on 20 January 2020 to discuss the road to the Food Systems Summit in New York in 2021, exploring what must constitute a common narrative, building vision and alliance for achieving the SDG2 objective of zero-hunger.

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Events [ID: 12]
2020
1. June
Global | Monday, 1. June 2020 | Rome, Italy

Global Soil Symposium on Biodiversity

The main objective of this 3-day Event is to fill some critical knowledge gaps and promote discussion among policy makers, food producers, scientists, practitioners and other stakeholders on solutions to live in harmony with nature, and ultimately, achieve the SDGs through the conservation and sustainable use of soil biodiversity.

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2020
9. June
Global | Tuesday, 9. June 2020 | Brussels, Belgium

European Development Days 2020

"The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future" is the title of this year's European Development Days (EDD), which will take place on 9 and 10 June 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.

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2020
11. June
Global | Thursday, 11. June 2020 | Virtual event

Tourism and COVID - 19

Tourism is the backbone of many developing world economies, and the sector is being drastically affected by COVID-19. This Webinar explores how countries can weather and recover from this crisis, and the lessons that can be taken from the past.

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Publications [ID: 7]

INSIGHTS INTO YOUTH NETWORKSWORKING ROUND AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

In 2019, the Global Donor Platform undertook a mapping exercise to identify youth networks in Africa. The assessment aimed at obtaining a clearer picture of how rural youth in Africa interact and voice their interests.

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FINLAND'S DEVELOPMENT POLICY RESULTS REPORT 2018

The recently released report presents the results of Finland’s development policy and development cooperation reported between 2015 and 2018.

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UN DECADE OF FAMILY FARMING (2019-2028)

2019 marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028). The Global Action Plan and its seven pillars will help lead family farmers become agents in helping to achieve Agenda 2030.

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SUPPORTING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ACROSS THE WORLD: JOINT SYNTHESIS REPORT OF THE EU AND ITS MEMBER STATES

This report shows progress made by the EU and Member States so far and how they intend to continue their efforts.

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NEW FAO-SLE STUDY ON DECENT JOBS FOR THE YOUNG IN CAMBODIA

Which skills and training opportunities do young people need to gain access to decent employment in rural areas? A new FAO study by the Centre for Rural Development (SLE), commisioned by FAO, looks at the situation in Cambodia to give an answer to this question.

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EXTENDING THE BENEFITS OF TRADE TO REDUCE POVERTY – AID FOR TRADE FROM AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE

Australian Aid and World Vision have jointly published a report titled “Extending the benefits of trade to reduce poverty”. The report distils the insights contents and views from an Aid for Inclusive Trade Workshop held in Canberra in February 2019.

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PLATFORM 2018 ANNUAL REPORT

2018 was a vibrant and productive year for the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development.The 2018 Annual Report gives an overview and highlights the key milestones.

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THE STATE OF FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN THE WORLD 2019

FAO’s 2019 report on Food Security and Nutrition in the World is out, stating that the world is not on track to meet the global nutrition targets by 2030

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

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

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SCHOOL MEALS FOR ALL - A CASE STUDY FROM FINLAND

The study by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Finnish National Agency for Educationaims to contribute to global learning and practical implementation of school feeding programmes.

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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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CERES2030 ACTIVITY UPDATE: FEBRUARY-JULY 2019

The new Ceres2030 update brings the highlights of the past six months of the initiative.

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AID FOR TRADE AT A GLANCE 2019: ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION AND EMPOWERMENT

The latest edition of the report, jointly published by Platform members OECD and World Trade Organisation, highlights that over half of developing countries surveyed have made progress in diversifying their economies since the 2006 launch of the Aid for Trade Initiative.

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AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY: A CONTEMPORARY AGENDA

The 2nd edition of this report assess and summarises the current state of thinking about policy for agricultural development in developing countries.

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EU ACHIEVEMENTS IN FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, 2014-2018

This publication and video highlight how the EU is supporting countries and institutions to address numerous challenges facing food security, improved nutrition, and sustainable agriculture, and to seize opportunities to further their development.

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Interviews [ID: 13]

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Oumar Sylla, UN-HABITAT

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

About us [ID: 3]

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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