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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 Global Donor Working Group on Land celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the CFS VGGT

This year, the global community celebrates the 10-year anniversary of The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the context of National Food Security (CFS VGGT). The Global Donor Working Group on Land joins in the commemorations by sharing short testimonies from their Chair, Vice-Chair and members, on what the CFS VGGT have meant to them.


Mining and the Green Energy Transition

A new report by USAID, “Mining and the Green Energy Transition”, emphasizes the critical importance of land use planning, community land rights formalization, and land administration and titling for a sustainable future.


Putting Land High on the International Development Agenda: Developing the State of Land Tenure and Governance Report

12 January 2021 | Virtual

Led by the Global Donor Working Group on Land (GDWGL) report working group and together with key stakeholders, a virtual workshop was organized at the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD) on the development of the State of Land Tenure and Governance Report.


Land Tenure and Sustainable Agri-food Systems Report

This policy document on land tenure and sustainable agri-food systems is a collaboration between the ILC, FAO and GLTN, with support from the GDPRD. The report stresses the critical importance of land access and land tenure for more sustainable agri-food production and consumption systems.


Securing Land Rights is the Best Way to Fight Environmental Decay

29 September 2021 | Virtual

“To be clear, we will not be successful in meeting our ambitious conservation and climate goals without ensuring that indigenous communities are at the table and helping light the path”

– U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland


Land Matrix Launches Third Analytical Report

28 September 2021 | Rome, Italy

More than 10 years after the surge of large-scale land acquisitions (lslas) by international investors for agricultural production, the impact on developing countries is sobering and in part alarming.


Building the next generation of African experts in land governance

28 November 2019 | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

A short-term course on “The Political Economy of Land Governance in Africa" targeting young land professionals


Young Africans at the forefront of land governance research

28 November 2019 | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Underlining youth's significant contributions to national and regional efforts to address land governance related issues in Africa in the field of research


Complexities and Progress in Securing Land Tenure for Women and Marginalized Groups in Africa

29 November | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

The 2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa recognized that securing land tenure for women is a must