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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.

Far More than a Buzz Word: Agroecology is Gaining Momentum on the International Agenda

Climate Change | Rome | Italy | 15 Oct 2018

A transformation of agriculture and food systems has become paramount in the face of the world's rapidly deteriorating natural resources. Can agroecology finally blaze the way for sustainable development that benefits all? Or is it nothing but an overrated buzzword?


The State of Food Security and Agriculture (SOFA) 2018

Agenda 2030 | Rome | Italy | 15 Oct 2018

Neither good nor bad, but a fact: Migration is an expanding global reality. The report, launched at CFS45, focuses on the relationship between migration, agriculture and rural development.


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) 2018

Agenda 2030 | Rome | Italy | 15 Oct 2018

FAO’s 2018 report on Food Security and Nutrition in the World is out, and its key message is alarming. The opening day of CFS45 was devoted to the presentation and discussion of this report.


All Roads Lead to Rome: 45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Agenda 2030 | Rome | Italy |15-19 Oct. 2018

From 15-19 October 2018, the 45th 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.


How domestic investors are transforming land governance in developing countries

Land Governance | Bandung | Indonesia| September 2018 | In times of growing competition over land and pressure over businesses for sustainable and responsible conduct, society often turn its eyes to large foreign agribusiness as the first key stakeholder to partner with or to blame in case of wrongdoing. At the 2018 Global Land Forum, the Global Donor Working Group on Land discussed the need to better govern domestic investors, who are often overshadowed by large scale, foreign investors based on experiences from Africa and Asia.


Ceres2030: Sustainable Solutions to End Hunger

Agenda 2030 | Rome | Italy | 16 Oct. 2018

What is the most effective way to end hunger sustainably? And what would it cost? These two questions are central to a new initiative: CERES 2030 aims at giving answers to the fundamental endeavour to evaluate the benefits, costs and trade-offs of agricultural interventions to ensure effective action.


Opportunities for the Rural Youth Agenda

CAADP | October 22 2018 This online discussion provided a chance to learn about donor directions towards rural youth, as well as highlight the work of the CAADP Youth Network.


Global Hunger Index 2018 – Increased Efforts and Innovative Approaches Needed to Achieve SDG2

Agenda 2030 | Bonn/Berlin | 19 October 2018

The 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI) reveals a disquieting gap between actual progress in combating hunger and malnutrition and those factors needed to address them and further alleviate human suffering.The GHI, jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, identifies the global hunger situation and points out where the greatest need for action exists.


Donors Announce "50 by 2030" initiative for Data to End Hunger

Agenda 2030 | New York | USA| 24 Sep. 2018

In an unprecedented effort to harness the power of data to boost the productivity and livelihoods of the world’s 500 million small-holder farmers, a coalition of Platform members together with representatives from Kenya, Ghana and Columbia pledged commitment to produce the largest-ever collection of data for agricultural development by 2030.