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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.

Acting on inclusive trade for LDCs

Private Sector and Trade | Geneva | Switzerland | June 2018 | More than 300 participants from over 50 countries – from ministers to business leaders to farm managers – came together at the Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

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Donors discuss challenges and good practices to measure success of inclusive agribusiness

Private Sector and Trade | Berlin | Germany | June 2018 | On the 12th of June 2018, the Global Donor Platform held a roundtable in Berlin to share experiences with M&E of inclusive agribusiness and agricultural value chain interventions.

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Swiss agency is looking for proposals

Agenda 2030 | | May - June 2018 | The Global Programme Food Security of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has recently opened two Calls for Proposals. The first one is about innovations in urban food systems. The second one focuses on finding solutions for the promotion of the ecologically sustainable water management for food security.

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Blended finance: bridging the investment gap for the SDGs

Agenda 2030 | Paris | France | Jan - Feb 2018 | What is blended finance, can it mitigate the risk of SDG-related investments, and how to use this tool strategically to increase the development impact? These questions were discussed in the knowledge-exchange and learning session, organised in Paris jointly by OECD Development Centre and investor network institution Convergence.

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Influencing the next tier of companies: promoting responsible land-based investments

Land Governance | Washington DC | USA | March 2018 | In recent years, much of the debate around responsible investment in land has focused on the role and practices of large food and agriculture companies thus only focussing on a fraction of the companies dealing with land investments.

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Gender equality and women’s empowerment should take centre-stage in donor policies

Gender | New York City | USA | March 2018 Platform members attending the CSW62 got together to share experiences and identify potential future areas for joint work on rural women and girls in the context of agriculture and rural development.

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Land Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals

Land Governance | Bonn | Germany | Mar 2018 | Among the indicators proposed by the IAEG-SDGs are numerous indicators related to land, advocated for and supported by various global land community actors including the Global Donor Working Group on Land, members of the Global Land Indicators Initiative, FAO, UN SDSN and others.

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Achieving NDCs through Agriculture – peer learning and knowledge sharing for success

Climate Change | Rome | Italy | Mar 2018 The Nationally Determined Contrinbutions (NDC) as offered by all country Parties of FCCC to seal the Paris Agreement in 2015, are very ambitious when it comes to agriculture.

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

Private Sector and Trade | 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.

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