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The website conveys specific, helpful information and herewith supports the work of the members. Furthermore the website positions the Platform as a forum that is engaged in knowledge-sharing, advocacy and networking. The latest section aims to improve the interaction between members and raise awareness about agriculture and rural development policies by offering reliable and synthesised information about international and members’ related news and activities in ARD.

A Ceres2030 perspective: Reducing Post-Harvest Losses in Agriculture

Rome, Italy | 15 October 2019

Reducing food waste and loss are long-standing challenges undermining efforts to end hunger, improve farmer incomes, and promote sustainable production and consumption. A Ceres2030 side-event informed about the progress of their research in this important area.


A Digital Council to solve the world's food problems

Rome, Italy | 18 October 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is currently to develop a concept for a Digital Council. A side event informed on the background and goal of this process and provided information on the progress made so far.


SOFA 2019: Moving forward on food loss and waste reduction

Rome, Italy | 18 October, 2019

The The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2019 report offers guidance on policy and interventions to reduce food loss and waste even in the face of the limited information available.


A week of discussions and decisions: The 46th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Rome, Italy |14-18 October 2018

From 14-18 October 2018, the 46th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS45) took place at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. Members of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development were present at CFS, either as delegates and/or convenors of side events.


Multi-stakeholder collaboration: Tackling food security issues in the context of climate change

Bonn, Germany | 9 October 2019

An expert talk with Dr. Shenggen Fan (IFPRI) and Matin Quaim (University of Göttingen) looked at the challenges of achieving food security in times of climate change and discussed which role mult-stakeholder collaboration can take to overcome them.


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.


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) 2019

15 July 2019 | New York City, USA

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.


60 million small farmers to become climate-proof by 2030

21 May 2019 | Bonn, Germany

German Development Minister Gerd Müller announced that Germany is to help 60 million small farmers to become climate-proof by 2030. He made this statement on the occasion of a meeting of the Global Adaptation Commission, to which he invited international leaders on 21 May in Bonn.


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.