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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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Responding to the Global Food Price Crisis – Emerging Initiatives [ID: 672]

On 15 June 2022, the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development convened a high-level panel from the international community to discuss building consensus and coordination on global crisis response initiatives. This article provides an overview of the group's key messages, a round-up of the emerging response mechanisms plus useful resources for reference.

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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) was an engaging two days of in-person and virtual participation, entirely dedicated to “Implementing National Pathways for Food Systems Transformation to Accelerate Progress Towards the SDGs in Times of Crisis and Conflict”. The special session "Building Consensus and Coordination on the Current Global Crisis Response Initiatives: The Potential Role of Donors and the GDPRD" was a key moment for a high-level panel conversation on how to align mechanisms, risk assessments, and the role of donor architecture for coordination.

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ADDRESSING THE IMPACTS OF THE WAR IN UKRAINE ON 3F (FOOD, FUEL, FERTILIZER) PRICES FOR RURAL SMALL-SCALE PRODUCERS [ID: 669]

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD) co-organized a virtual round table with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Commission (EC) on “Addressing the Impacts of the War in Ukraine on 3F (Food, Fuel, Fertilizer) Prices for Rural Small-Scale Producers” on 20 May, 2022.

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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 talks at length 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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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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Meet our members and partners [ID: 619]

Meet our members and partners

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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.

Topics pt.1 [ID: 35]

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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IFAD Podcast: Platform miniseries

25 July 2022 | Podcast

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD) continues its miniseries in the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) podcast "Farms. Food. Future". This month, we talk to Satu Santala, Associate Vice President of the External Relations and Governance Department at IFAD.

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Irish Aid – A better world, Ireland’s policy for international development

Reach the Furthest Behind First: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out an ambitious view of the world we want to live in, in 2030. Ireland, and the European Union, have placed the SDGs at the heart of our approach to international development.

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URGENT ACTION IS NEEDED TO PREVENT A GLOBAL FOOD & NUTRITION CRISIS

The SDG2 Advocacy Hub has gathered a set of asks for the G7 to act on the need for urgent action on the global food and nutrition crisis and to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet.

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Events [ID: 12]
2022
29. September
Global | Thursday, 29. September 2022 | Online

UNCCD - International conference: Forestry science for sustainable development

To mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka and 30 years of PFE "Šume Republike Srpske" ad Sokolac, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and The International Union for Conservation of Nature , is organizing an international scientific conference FORS²D under the theme "Perspectives of forestry and related sectors as drivers of sustainable development in the post-COVID era".

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Publications [ID: 7]

ANNUAL REPORT 2021. Year in Review: Catalysing Systemic Change for Rural Development and Food Systems Transformation

2021 was an eventful year for the Platform, at an operational level within the Secretariat and with external engagement, and a new Strategic Plan and a results-based work plan.

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State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

This year’s report should dispel any lingering doubts that the world is moving backwards in its efforts to end hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms. We are now only eight years away from 2030, but the distance to reach many of the SDG 2 targets is growing wider each year.

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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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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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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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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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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.