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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.

Launch of news portal to raise awareness of trade development in Least Developed Countries

Geneva | Switzerland | Feb 2018 | With the launch of Trade for Development News by the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) now have a platform to share the successes, challenges and ways forward in tackling a US$92.9 billion trade gap.


Aligning ARD and Trade Policies to improve sustainable development impact

Bonn | Germany | Jan 2018 | The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, in close cooperation with our partners from ECDPM, commissioned an analysis on the issues of building coherence between trade and agriculture and rural development policies and strategies.


Unpacking inclusive agribusiness and sustainable food systems

Geneva | Switzerland | Jan 2018 | The International Trade Centre organised a training that aimed to unpack the complexity of food systems and the importance of inclusiveness.


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.


International Trade Centre (ITC) New Alliances for Value Chain Competitiveness

Geneva | Switzerland | Oct 2017 | The pressing challenge in a dynamic and interconnected globalised economy is to devise effective trade mechanisms that are locally owned and sustainable.


Trade for Sustainable Development – get connected and be inclusive

Geneva | Switzerland | July 2017 | The Global Review 2017 of Aid4Trade of the World Trade Organization was succesfully concluded by addressing a great number of trade-related opportunities and limitations.


Free and fair - Germany's new strategy for Aid for Trade

Geneva | Switzerland | July 2017 | Trade and market access are appreciated as the ultimate engine for development inducing investments, for creating economic growth and jobs and for providing necessary goods and services.


Inclusive agribusiness: what to expect from donors?

Online | Apr 2017 |Donors are often hard pressed to prove that their investments in development initiatives are paying off. Several monitoring and evaluation reports of the initiatives that they fund are produced every year which try to make a picture of the impact of such efforts.


African Union continues with CFTA negotiations

Online | Aug 2016 | Topics discussed included the rules of procedure for the CFTA negotiating institutions, the guiding principles and the modalities for the CFTA negotiations, the work plan for the CFTA-NF, as well as the terms of reference for the technical working groups.