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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.

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.


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”.


2019 Global Food Policy Report

Washington, DC| USA | 27 March 2018

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


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.


Global Forum for Food and Agriculture: The future of agriculture is digital

17-19 January | Berlin, Germany

The eighth Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) took place in Berlin, Germany from 17 – 19 January 2019. A record number of national delegations and international organisations accepted the federal minister’s invitation for the International Conference of Agriculture Ministers. One major subject of the conference was the global digitalisation in agriculture.


Ceres2030: Bridging the gap between research and policy-making

Bonn| Germany| 17 December 2018

Ceres2030 has the ambitious goal of achieving a global consensus on the most effective ways to sustainably end hunger. On its recent meeting in Bonn, the initiative has formed a global advisory board of 20 agriculture and economic experts to identify key knowledge gaps that need to be filled for achieving a world without hunger.


Global Landscapes Forum 2018: Young people are key to landscape restoration

1-2 December 2018 | Bonn, Germany

On 1-2 December 2018, more than 1,000 representatives of government, international, non-governmental and indigenous organizations, activists, finance, private sector, youth, scientists and media came together gathered in Bonn, Germany at the occasion of the Global Landscape Forum (GLF), to connect, learn and share ideas and experiences on how to move from commitment to action towards reaching sustainable landscapes. One Discussion Forum focused on the role of young people.