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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.

Influencing the next tier of companies: promoting responsible land-based investments

Land Governance | Washington DC | USA | March 2018 | In recent years, much of the debate around responsible investment in land has focused on the role and practices of large food and agriculture companies thus only focussing on a fraction of the companies dealing with land investments.

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Land Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals

Land Governance | Bonn | Germany | Mar 2018 | Among the indicators proposed by the IAEG-SDGs are numerous indicators related to land, advocated for and supported by various global land community actors including the Global Donor Working Group on Land, members of the Global Land Indicators Initiative, FAO, UN SDSN and others.

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Argentina sets the focus on improving soil productivity

Agenda 2030 | Buenos Aires | Argentina | Jan 2018 | The first issue note on agriculture released by G20 under the Argentinian presidency sets the focus on healthy soils to support the role of agriculture in human development.

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Unpacking inclusive agribusiness and sustainable food systems

Agenda 2030 | 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.

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

Agenda 2030 | 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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