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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.

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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.

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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High score for nutrition

February 2019 | A recent report issued by the African Leaders for Nutrition Initiative (ALN) states that many African nations are still facing increasing rates of childhood stunting and wasting, as well as overweight children. A new Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard helps highlight progress towards achieving continental and global nutrition targets.

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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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Potentials for Greenhous Gas Mitigation in Agriculture

March 2019 | "Climate change mitigation potential of agricultural practices supported by IFAD investments" - a new study adds to the international discussions on climate change by recognizing the importance of agriculture in adaptation and mitigation efforts.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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African Nutrition Scorecard launched by the African Union Commission and African Development Bank

February 2019

The African Leaders for Nutrition Initiative (ALN), a joint African Union Commission and African Development Bank (AfDB) initiative, issued a recent report indicating that despite recent gains in addressing and lowering malnutrition on the African continent, many African nations are still facing increasing rates of childhood stunting, overweight children, and wasting.

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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.

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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. 

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Events [ID: 12]
2019
25. March
Global | Monday, 25. March 2019 | Derio, Spain

World Rural Forum: VI Global Conference on Family Farming

A Decade to Improve the Family Farmers Life

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2019
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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2019
27. March
Global | Wednesday, 27. March 2019 | Washington, DC, USA

2019 Global Food Policy Report

Launch of the 2019 Global Food Policy Report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). It highlights the urgent need for rural revitalization to address the persistence of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and environmental degradation in rural areas.

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Publications [ID: 7]

ASSESSING THE COSTS OF TENURE RISKS TO AGRIBUSINESSES

The Quantifying Tenure Risk is a joint initiative between the Overseas Development Institute and TMP Systems to provide data and analysis to reduce land conflict and improve land governance through better informed investment decisions. The study and tool is primarily geared towards investors to make a stronger, objective case for investing in better due diligence.

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BLENDED FINANCE IN THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

A recent United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) report, "Blended Finance in the Least Developed Countries", states that an increase of financial resources, both public and private, domestic and international, is needed and they have to work harmoniously in order to help the world's forty-seven least developed countries (LDCs) achieve the SDGs.

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RURAL PRODUCER AGENCY AND AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAINS: WHAT ROLE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL EMPOWERMENT?

A new report released by the International Institute for Environment and Development (iied) examines the contribution that socio-legal empowerment can make to enhance the agency of rural actors as they engage with, or are affected by, commercial agriculture.

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CERES2030: SECOND ACTIVITY UPDATE RELEASED

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.

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STRENGTHENING AGRICULTURE AND AID FOR TRADE DEVELOPMENT IMPACT

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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CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION POTENTIAL OF AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES SUPPORTED BY IFAD INVESTMENTS

International discussions on climate change increasingly recognize the importance of agriculture in adaptation and mitigation efforts. This study estimates the mitigation potential of agricultural practices supported by IFAD’s current investments in order to provide guidance for the design of future investments. 

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Interviews [ID: 13]

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 | 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 | 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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