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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

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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2019 GLOBAL FOOD POLICY REPORT

15 July 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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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]

G7 Framework on decent job creation for rural youth in the Sahel

24-26 August 2019 | Biarritz, France 

The fight against inequality was at the heart of the discussions at the G7 Summit that took place in Biarritz, France from 24-26 August 2019

 

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The Global Donor Platform is launching the autumn 2019 webinar series

28 Aug 2019

The Global Donor Platform’s autumn 2019 webinar series, to be launched on 10th September, is a series of four webinars that cover a wide range of topics, from rural producer agency and agricultural value chains to climate-smart-agriculture (CSA) and youth network in Africa.

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The 5th Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum: Empowering African Entrepreneurs

26-27 July 2019 | Abuja, Nigeria

On 26 July 2019, Abuja, Nigeria saw the largest gathering of Africa’s entrepreneurs from across various sectors in a two-day event organized by the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF).

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Events [ID: 12]
2019
14. October
Global | Monday, 14. October 2019 | Rome, Italy

Committee on World Food Security (CFS) - 46th Session: Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. CFS holds its 46th plenary session in October at FAO, Rome/Italy.

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2019
14. October
Global | Monday, 14. October 2019 | Washington D.C., USA

Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank

Progress on the work of the institutions will be discussed at the sessions and other featured events to take place during the week.

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2019
16. October
Global | Wednesday, 16. October 2019 | Des Moines, USA

2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium

The 2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium will convene a wide array of scientific experts, policy leaders, business executives, non-governmental organizations, development experts, and farmers to address the increasingly intersectional issues of food security, conflict and development.

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Publications [ID: 7]

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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2019 GLOBAL FOOD POLICY REPORT

IFPRI’s flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2018, and considers challenges and opportunities ahead. There is an urgent need for rural revitalization, strong policies and accountability, according to the report, which was released on 27 March 2019.

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FOSTERING TERRITORIAL PERSPECTIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT

Territorial approaches are increasingly recognized as a powerful tool for improving development outcomes. This new white paper, released by a group of Platform members and partners provides an overview, discusses opportunities and calls for an international alliance to implement development-focused territorial approaches.

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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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2019 GLOBAL REPORT ON FOOD CRISES

The third annual Global Report on Food Crises highlights the plight of millions of people who must fight every day against acute hunger and malnutrition. The report also points the way towards solutions that can rebuild lives and livelihoods in communities around the world.

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BECAUSE WOMEN MATTER

Desigining interventions in food, nutrition, and agriculture that allow women to change their lives based on the EU's 2015 framework for addressing gender equality in EU External Relations, the Gender Action Plan 2016–2020 (GAP II).

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Interviews [ID: 13]

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 | 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 | 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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