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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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. 

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Far More than a Buzz Word: Agroecology is Gaining Momentum on the International Agenda

Climate Change | Rome | Italy | 15 Oct 2018

A transformation of agriculture and food systems has become paramount in the face of the world's rapidly deteriorating natural resources. Can agroecology finally blaze the way for sustainable development that benefits all? Or is it nothing but an overrated buzzword?

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The State of Food Security and Agriculture (SOFA) 2018

Agenda 2030 | Rome | Italy | 15 Oct 2018

Neither good nor bad, but a fact: Migration is an expanding global reality. The report, launched at CFS45, focuses on the relationship between migration, agriculture and rural development.

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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) 2018

Agenda 2030 | Rome | Italy | 15 Oct 2018

FAO’s 2018 report on Food Security and Nutrition in the World is out, and its key message is alarming. The opening day of CFS45 was devoted to the presentation and discussion of this report.

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All Roads Lead to Rome: 45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Agenda 2030 | Rome | Italy |15-19 Oct. 2018

From 15-19 October 2018, the 45th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS45) took place at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. Members of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development were present at CFS, either as delegates and/or convenors of side events.

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