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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.

Land Matrix Launches Third Analytical Report

Land Governance | 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.


Declaration of Intent by the Global Donor Platform on Food Systems Transformation

Latest - About Us | 20 September 2021 | Rome, Italy

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development has just launched a new Declaration of Intent on Food Systems Transformation. The Declaration signals the intention of the GDPRD and its members to work proactively and in a coordinated way to help take forward the outcomes of the UN Food Systems Summit.


The International Day of Youth

RuralYouth | 10 August 2021 | Rome, Italy

12 August 2021 is the International Day of Youth, celebrating the vital role of youth in food systems transformation. Youth accounts for one out of every six people worldwide, and millions of them are engaged in agriculture. The empowerment of youth should allow them to speak for themselves with their experiences and ideas, and creating the means for them to connect, share and develop solutions for the challenges they face.


Annual Report 2020: Catalysing pathways towards food systems transition

Latest - About Us | 14 July 2021 | Rome, Italy

The 2020 Annual Report of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is now available. In 2020, the Platform continued to play a more effective and strategic influencing role in response to the shifting development agenda under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related changing donor landscape.


Independent Dialogue: African Youth as Drivers for Decent Job Creation in Sustainable Food Systems

RuralYouth | 30 June 2021 | Rome, Italy

On 30 June 2021, the Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Rural Youth Employment (RYE) organised an Independent Dialogue to the United Nation Food System Summit (UNFSS). The event was centred around two game-changing solutions proposed to the UNFSS by Nourishing Africa (launch of a coalition for youth in African Agriculture) and FAO (empowering youth as innovators and change makers for sustainable food systems), that were chosen based on their focus on youth as drivers for food system change.


Towards More Inclusive Pathways of Structural Transformation for a Brighter Future of Work for Youth in Rural Areas (WEBINAR)

RuralYouth | 23 June 2021 | Rome, Italy

The Thematic Working Group on Rural Youth Employment organised a webinar on " Towards more inclusive pathways to structural transformation for a brighter future of work for youth in rural areas". Keynote speaker Bernd Müller from the ILO presented findings from his article on “Rural youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Moving away from urban myths and towards structural policy solutions”.


Strategic Plan 2021–2025: Building the Donor Platform of tomorrow

Latest - About Us | 22 April 2021 | Rome, Italy

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development has just launched its new Strategic Plan for the 2021-2025 period. The plan situates the work of the Platform across the domains of food systems, food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural livelihoods. It recognizes the Platform’s particular focus and orientation towards SDG 2 and the intersection with other SDGs.


EIF creating discussions on COVID-19’s impacts on least developed countries

COVID-19 | The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) organized a webinar series on COVID-19-and its implications. The series concluded with a conversation about the tourism sector and its importance for the least developed countries.



Informal Donor Conversation on Covid-19

COVID-19 | 29 April | Virtual Meeting

A virtual informal dialogue with 12 donor organisations and the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) that aimed to promote an exchange on how to better coordinate and streamline information gathering on COVID -19 implications on agriculture and food security.