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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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GDPRD Stocktaking Report for the UN Food Systems Summit [ID: 618]

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.

The report provides an overview of the scale of food systems-related funding and actions currently supported by donors, contributing to one of the core objectives of the GDPRD’s engagement in the UN Food Systems Summit (UN FSS), which is to help optimize donor coordination and alignment.

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Declaration of Intent by the Global Donor Platform on Food Systems Transformation [ID: 622]

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development has just launched a new Declaration of Intent on Food Systems Transformation. The Declaration signals the intention of the GDPRD and its members to work proactively and in a coordinated way to help take forward the outcomes of the UN Food Systems Summit.

All Board Members of the GDPRD (Australia, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, IFAD, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland) have endorsed the Declaration, which will soon be open for endorsement by GDPRD members and partners.

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HIGH-LEVEL FOOD SYSTEMS EVENT [ID: 562]

9 SEPTEMBER 2021 | 12:30 – 15:00 CEST | VIRTUAL EVENT

LEVERAGING CHANGE: THE ROLE OF DONORS IN FOOD SYSTEMS TRANSFORMATION

Donors play a key role in supporting initiatives that form the foundation for collaborative efforts across food systems through their innovations, programming and investments. This independent Food Systems event of the GDPRD is a contribution to ensure donors and their partners collaborate to realize the full leveraging potential of donor funding.

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Meet our members and partners [ID: 619]

Meet our members and partners

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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.

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 | 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.

A CONVERSATION WITH | TRISTAN ARMSTRONG, GDPRD CO-CHAIR

Tristan Armstrong, Australia, talked openly about why donors play a key role in food systems transformation. He also shared his own lessons learned around the issues of climate change and how his experience will shape his approach to implementing GDPRD’s mission as its new co-chair.

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.

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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

COVID-19

     

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Securing Land Rights is the Best Way to Fight Environmental Decay

29 September 2021 | Virtual

“To be clear, we will not be successful in meeting our ambitious conservation and climate goals without ensuring that indigenous communities are at the table and helping light the path”

– U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland

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Land Matrix Launches Third Analytical Report

28 September 2021 | Rome, Italy

More than 10 years after the surge of large-scale land acquisitions (lslas) by international investors for agricultural production, the impact on developing countries is sobering and in part alarming.

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Berlin Conference on Protecting the African Rainforest

8 September 2021 | Berlin

Development Minister Müller calls for ‘fair deal’ for forest protection.

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Events [ID: 12]
2021
6. December
Global | Monday, 6. December 2021 | Virtual, CET

Improving Access to Land for Youth: Tools and Practical Experiences

Improving Access to Land for Youth: Tools and Practical Experiences

Young people are often excluded from access to land due to economic and cultural constraints, increased land fragmentation or discriminatory customary practices. The thematic working groups on Rural Youth Employment and on Land Governance Global Donor Platform will discuss measures to secure and strengthen access to land taking into greater account of the needs, challenges and potentials of the young generation of future farmers. 

Email landmanagement@giz.de to receive the link to the session.

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2021
7. December
Global | Tuesday, 7. December 2021 | Tokyo

Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021

The Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit provides a historic opportunity to transform the way the world tackles the global challenge of malnutrition. The Summit comes at a critical time, midway through the United Nations (UN) Decade of Action on Nutrition, with only five years left to achieve the World Health Assembly (WHA) targets on maternal, infant and young child nutrition, and 10 years to reach the SDGs.

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Publications Headline [ID: 8]
Publications [ID: 7]

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

The AU Commission on the Implementation of the Malabo Declaration has released its Second Biennial 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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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.