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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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Annual General Assembly 2019 [ID: 497]

The Annual General Assembly (AGA) 2019 of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is hosted by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and will take place from 19-21 June 2019 in Zurich/Switzerland.

After many years of thematically focused Annual General Assemblies,this year's meeting will be a unique Members’ only retreat. It will foster a rich introspective about donor issues leveraging the unique role of the Platform and its members in the rural development space.

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

27 March 2019 | IFPRI’s flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2018, and considers challenges and opportunities ahead.

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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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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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Generation matters: Brussels Briefing n. 53 on the Role of Young Farmers

November 2018

Rural youth was the focus of Brussels Policy Briefing n. 53, which was held on 20 November 2018 on invitation by CTA, ACP Secretariat, the EU and Concord, the European confederation for relief and development.

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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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Alone in Gender is no solution

March 2019 | “More Powerful Together”, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day recognised the important roles we all play to advance gender equality. A number of Platform members’ activities focused on exactly that.

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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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How to Achieve the SDG Goals and Global Commitments on Land?

Washington, DC | USA | 28 Mar 2019

The Global Donor Working Group on Land (GDWGL) made a deep dive into this question during an interactive session at the 2019 World Bank Land Conference.

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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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Strengthening Agriculture and Aid for Trade Development Impact

December 2018

A new study released by the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development looks at ways to bridge the gap agriculture and aid for trade.

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3rd Meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Agriculture, Food Security, and Land Use

Rome | Italy | 16-18 April 2019

The 3rd meeting of the Thematic Working Group met at the FAO in Rome from 16-18 April 2019 to take stock of the progress made so far in supporting NDC implementation in agricultural sectors and in planning the group’s future work plans.

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Food and Agriculture in Times of Crises

Brussels | Belgium | 2-3 April 2019

The Global Report on Food Crises 2019 was launched at the high-level event, “Food and Agriculture in Times of Crises – Working Better Together for Long Term Solutions,” hosted by the European Commission on behalf of the Global Network Against Food Crises from 2-3 April 2019.

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Agricultural Development Policy: a contemporary agenda

Bonn | Germany | 10 April 2019

Prof. Dr. Steve Wiggins visited GIZ to discuss the progress and finalization of the 3rd edition of the forthcoming publication “Agricultural development policy: a contemporary agenda”.

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Events [ID: 12]
2019
10. June
Global | Monday, 10. June 2019 | Kigali, Rwanda

SD2 Roadmap: Ceres 2030 Advisory Board Meeting

2019
11. June
Global | Tuesday, 11. June 2019 | Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

AfDB Annual Meetings

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2019
15. June
Global | Saturday, 15. June 2019 | Bonn, Germany

GACSA Annual Forum 2019

The 2019 Annual Forum of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) will be held in Bonn, Germany from 15-16 June 2019.  

Internship at the Secretariat of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development [ID: 499]

The Secretariat of the Global Donor Platform is looking for a full-time intern to support the team in Bonn from 1 July to 31 December 2019.

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Publications [ID: 7]

GUIDELINES FOR IMPACT EVALUATION OF LAND TENURE AND GOVERNANCE INTERVENTIONS

The guidelines are the result of a partnership by IFAD and GLTN, and in consultation with the Global Donor Working Group on Land, to improve the tools to evaluate land tenure and governance interventions.

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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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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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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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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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