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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.

Driving agricultural research agenda with focus on the most vulnerable

Climate Change | Brussels | Belgium | Jan 2018 The European Commission and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched a joint initiative to drive the agricultural research forward to help smallholder farmers deal with climate change impact.


Unpacking inclusive agribusiness and sustainable food systems

Private Sector and Trade | Geneva | Switzerland | Jan 2018 | The International Trade Centre organised a training that aimed to unpack the complexity of food systems and the importance of inclusiveness.


AU Summit: 1st Biennial Review on the Status of Agriculture in Africa triggers unique momentum

CAADP | Addis Ababa | Ethiopia | Jan 2018 | Unique momentum for agricultural development on the African Continent: launch of the first Biennial Review on the Status of Agriculture at the 30th African Union Summit.


Focus areas on the way to sustainable rural development

Agenda 2030 | Maputo | Mozambique | Jan 2018 | At a seminar in Maputo, Mozambique in November 2017, more than 100 participants discussed key drivers for poverty eradication and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa.


SAFIN – the importance of investments for agricultural enterprises

Agenda 2030 | Rome | Italy | Nov 2017 | The Smallholder and Agri-Food SME Finance and Investment Network or SAFIN held its first workshop and second working meeting on 27-28 November 2018. The network focuses its activities on the demand side for investments and explores the challenges of linking that demand to existing finance flows.


Strong markets, sustainable resource use and effective policy at the centre of agricultural aid

General | 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.


COP23 requests subsidiary bodies to act on agriculture

Climate Change | Bonn | Germany | November 2017 During the COP 23, a break-through in dealing with agriculture under the Convention was made. Issues related to agriculture are elevated to the higher level of strategic debate.


International Trade Centre (ITC) New Alliances for Value Chain Competitiveness

Private Sector and Trade | 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.


Rural youth employment - bridging the gap between transformation and urbanisation

Agenda 2030 | Rome | Italy | Oct 2017 | BMZ and the European Commission call for more coherence and re-evaluation of partnerships for rural youth employment.