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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.

Strong markets, sustainable resource use and effective policy at the centre of agricultural aid

Canberra | Australia | Nov 2017| Australia released a new 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper. Recognising the new challenges in the world, posed by globalisation, international competition, political alienation.


Women’s empowerment – advancing SDG5 and SDG2 by focusing on interconnections

Rome | Italy | Oct 2017 The event was organised by the EC and the PSM to discuss efforts on delivering the SDGs. The inputs focused on interconnections between gender equality and women’s empowerment for better food security and nutrition.


Women’s rights and role in food crises, conflicts and famine

Rome | Italy | Oct 2017 The Civil Society Mechanism Coordination Committee organised this event to discuss the roles and struggles of women in crises, focusing on the multiple levels of vulnerability.


Canada launches new international assistance policy

Ottawa | Canada | June 2017 Gender equality is positioned at the centre of the policy that establishes women as key drivers of development gains at every level.


A tool for assessing the gender-responsiveness of agribusiness initiatives

Bristol | United Kingdom | Apr 2017 Evidence demonstrates that greater attention to addressing gender inequalities results in improved productivity and more sustainable outcomes.


GFFA and G20 highlight the role of agriculture in achieving food security

Berlin | Germany | Feb 2016 |The Agriculture ministries of G20 and the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) reaffirmed the role of agriculture and rural development in achieving food security.


A new way to measure women’s empowerment in agriculture

Bonn | Germany | Oct 2015 |IFPRI released an innovative measurement tool that directly captures women’s empowerment and inclusion in agriculture through household interviews.


GIZ fact sheets on gender and rural development

Bonn | Germany | June 2015 |Women are responsible for meeting the basic needs of their families and play a key role in the subsequent processing and sale of agricultural products.


Platform members bring attention to rural women

Bonn | Germany | Apr 2015 |While marking 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Members focused on gender in agriculture and the importance of gender disaggregated data.