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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.

G7 - key challenges to agriculture and accountability report on land commitments

Land Governance | Ise Shima | Japan | May 2016 | G7 agricultural ministers met ahead of the 2016 G7 meeting in Ise-Shima Japan. The ministers recognised the successful placing of food security issues on the international agenda in the previous year.


Grow Africa Investment Forum calls for business-government partnerships

Private Sector and Trade | Kigali | Rwanda | May 2016 | On 10 and 11 May, Rwanda hosted the annual Grow Africa Investment Forum in Kigali. The event brought together over 250 representatives from business and development organisations who share a commitment to driving inclusive and responsible investments into African agriculture.


DFID’s LEGEND report reviews progress on VGGT implementation in the last 4 years

Land Governance | London | United Kingdom | May 2016 | DFID’s LEGEND flagship programme launched a comprehensive “State of the debate” report on land governance.


High-level Roundtable on food safety and aflatoxins in Africa

Nutrition | Accra |Ghana |  Apr 2016 | On 12 April 2016, the Global Panel and the AU’s Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) held a High-Level Roundtable in Accra, Ghana.


Agriculture in the WTO ministerial negotiations in Nairobi

Private Sector and Trade | Nairobi | Kenya | Apr 2016 | Developing countries submitted proposals on a new agricultural safeguard and on public food stockholding, whereas a number of members from developed countries rather focused on negotiating agricultural export subsidies to secure an agreement on export competition.


Study finds higher obesity rates than underweight rates worldwide

Nutrition | Online |  Apr 2016 | A major study published in the medical journal Lancet shows that the number of obese people in the world now outnumber the underweight people.


Walking the talk of the CAADP framework and Malabo declaration

CAADP | Accra | Ghana| Apr 2016 | The 12th CAADP Partnership Platform took place with the objective of “walking the talk” of the CAADP framework, the Malabo declaration and Agenda 2063.


Rural 21 - Nutrition-sensitive agriculture

Nutrition | Frankfurt |Germany |  Apr 2016 | The current issue of Rural 21, published in April 2016, focuses on the concept of “nutrition-sensitive agriculture” that sets out from the assumption that agriculture plays an important role in providing food security.


Advancing Regional Agro-Food Value Chains in Africa

Private Sector and Trade | Accra | Ghana | Apr 2016 | Back to back with the 12th CAADP partnership platform, the African Union, Global Affairs Canada and UNDP convened an experience sharing workshop with Development Partners, Private sector, REC’s and UNDP regional agro-food value chain projects.