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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.

2019 G7 Summit in France to Tackle Global Inequality: Agriculture Discussions to Take Place in Development Ministerial Meetings

Climate Change | January 2019

The increased inequality in today’s world will be the central theme to France’s G7 Presidency this year at the G7 Summit, 24-26 August in Biarritz, France. In its strategy, gender equality and climate will be two priorities.


Agriculture and Climate-Smart Approaches Gain Prominence at COP24

Climate Change | Katowice| Poland| 2-14 December 2018

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice, Poland continued the work of last year’s COP regarding agriculture’s role in climate change adaptation and mitigation. The conference saw the inauguration of the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) that focuses on addressing approaches to food security, the vulnerability of agriculture to climate change, and how to mitigate agriculture’s contribution to climate change. 


Ceres2030: Bridging the gap between research and policy-making

Agenda 2030 | Bonn| Germany| 17 December 2018

Ceres2030 has the ambitious goal of achieving a global consensus on the most effective ways to sustainably end hunger. On its recent meeting in Bonn, the initiative has formed a global advisory board of 20 agriculture and economic experts to identify key knowledge gaps that need to be filled for achieving a world without hunger.


Better aligning agriculture and aid for trade

Private Sector and Trade | 19 December 2018

Agriculture and aid for trade (AfT) are two key areas of development cooperation that share many synergies and seek similar or the same development objectives; however, there is a lack of coordination between the two areas. A new study released by the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development looks ways to bridge this gap.


What was heard about private sector and inclusive agribusiness in CFS45

Private Sector and Trade | Rome | Italy | 15-19 Oct 2018

At CFS45 many sessions revolved around themes agribusiness, sustainable finance for small and medium-size enterprises, diversifying markets for small-scale farmers or public-private partnerships. The Secretariat of the Global Donor Platform was on the spot and captured some interesting experiences and recurring messages.


Working towards food security, moving away from silo-thinking

Agenda 2030 | 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.


From Gender Responsive to Gender Transformative: Combating Climate Change with Gender Strategies

Gender | Rome | Italy | 17 Oct 2018

Case studies from around the world show that both climate resilience and rural development benefit when women take in a stronger role. A side event at CFS45 on October 2018 gave examples why it is important to strengthen the role of women to increase resilience to climate change.


More data, better governance of land tenure?

Land Governance | Rome | Italy | 18 Oct 2018

In the last five years, significant steps have been taken to put land tenure security as a priority in global policy frameworks, but also in implementation plans. A side event at CFS45, organised by Global Donor Working Group on Land together with other key players, took stock of progress.  


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

Agenda 2030 | 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.