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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.

A big “YES” to youth entrepreneurship and self-employment

RuralYouth | 20  November 2019 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

On 20 November, the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia hosted the second edition oftThe Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Forum (YES! Forum). Several hundred young entrepreneurs and agripreneurs from all over Africa had followed the invitation.


Creating employment opportunities for rural youth: Building on IFAD’s 2019 Rural Development Report

RuralYouth | Berlin, Germany | 21 October 2019

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) organised a joint event on 21 October in Berlin to build on IFAD’s 2019 Rural Development Report - Creating employment opportunities for rural youth.


A Ceres2030 perspective: Reducing Post-Harvest Losses in Agriculture

Agenda 2030 | Rome, Italy | 15 October 2019

Reducing food waste and loss are long-standing challenges undermining efforts to end hunger, improve farmer incomes, and promote sustainable production and consumption. A Ceres2030 side-event informed about the progress of their research in this important area.


A Digital Council to solve the world's food problems

Agenda 2030 | Rome, Italy | 18 October 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is currently to develop a concept for a Digital Council. A side event informed on the background and goal of this process and provided information on the progress made so far.


SOFA 2019: Moving forward on food loss and waste reduction

Agenda 2030 | Rome, Italy | 18 October, 2019

The The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2019 report offers guidance on policy and interventions to reduce food loss and waste even in the face of the limited information available.


Rural Youth – a theme resonating well at CFS46

RuralYouth | The topic of rural youth was prominently featured this year at CFS 46 with a large number of youth delegates engaged in different side events and participating in different plenary sessions during the week.


Storytelling in land governance: From indigenous perspective to common view

Land Governance | 17 October 2019 | Rome, Italy

A side event by George Washington University, Planet Forward, International Land Coalition (ILC), World Rural Forum together with IFAD focused on the need of a people-centered land governance to end hunger and nutritional food insecurity.


A week of discussions and decisions: The 46th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Agenda 2030 | Rome, Italy |14-18 October 2018

From 14-18 October 2018, the 46th 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.


CFS 46 - Fertile Ground for Land Governance

Land Governance | 15 October 2019 | Rome, Italy

Members of the Global Donor Working Group on Land were active during CFS 46 in Rome to raise the profile of land tenure security and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGTs) in the context of national food security