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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Grow Africa Investment Forum calls for business-government partnerships

Kigali | Rwanda | May 2016 | On 10 and 11 May, Rwanda hosted the annual Grow Africa Investment Forum in Kigali. The event brought together over 250 representatives from business and development organisations who share a commitment to driving inclusive and responsible investments into African agriculture.

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Agriculture in the WTO ministerial negotiations in Nairobi

Nairobi | Kenya | Apr 2016 | Developing countries submitted proposals on a new agricultural safeguard and on public food stockholding, whereas a number of members from developed countries rather focused on negotiating agricultural export subsidies to secure an agreement on export competition.

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Advancing Regional Agro-Food Value Chains in Africa

Accra | Ghana | Apr 2016 | Back to back with the 12th CAADP partnership platform, the African Union, Global Affairs Canada and UNDP convened an experience sharing workshop with Development Partners, Private sector, REC’s and UNDP regional agro-food value chain projects.

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