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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.

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

20 November 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

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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Working towards food security, moving away from silo-thinking

Rome | Italy | 15-19 Oct 2018

Highlighting partnerships and food systems at CFS45 to work towards food security and moving away from silo-thinking: several of the side events organised by members of the Global Donor Platform revolved around partnerships and food system approaches. Learn more about some of the highlights.

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CFS Stakeholder Feedback on Critical and Emerging Issues in Food Security & Nutrition

Rome | Italy | 15 Oct 2018

The fifth plenary session at CFS45 was dedicated to hearing CFS stakeholders’ views and suggested potential issues on critical and emerging issues in the field of food security and nutrition for CFS to address in the future. The debate was lively. 

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The State of Food Security and Agriculture (SOFA) 2018

Rome | Italy | 15 Oct 2018

Neither good nor bad, but a fact: Migration is an expanding global reality. The report, launched at CFS45, focuses on the relationship between migration, agriculture and rural development.

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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) 2018

Rome | Italy | 15 Oct 2018

FAO’s 2018 report on Food Security and Nutrition in the World is out, and its key message is alarming. The opening day of CFS45 was devoted to the presentation and discussion of this report.

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All Roads Lead to Rome: 45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Rome | Italy |15-19 Oct. 2018

From 15-19 October 2018, the 45th 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.

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Ceres2030: Sustainable Solutions to End Hunger

Rome | Italy | 16 Oct. 2018

What is the most effective way to end hunger sustainably? And what would it cost? These two questions are central to a new initiative: CERES 2030 aims at giving answers to the fundamental endeavour to evaluate the benefits, costs and trade-offs of agricultural interventions to ensure effective action.

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Global Hunger Index 2018 – Increased Efforts and Innovative Approaches Needed to Achieve SDG2

Bonn/Berlin | 19 October 2018

The 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI) reveals a disquieting gap between actual progress in combating hunger and malnutrition and those factors needed to address them and further alleviate human suffering.The GHI, jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, identifies the global hunger situation and points out where the greatest need for action exists.

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Donors Announce "50 by 2030" initiative for Data to End Hunger

New York | USA| 24 Sep. 2018

In an unprecedented effort to harness the power of data to boost the productivity and livelihoods of the world’s 500 million small-holder farmers, a coalition of Platform members together with representatives from Kenya, Ghana and Columbia pledged commitment to produce the largest-ever collection of data for agricultural development by 2030.

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