Revised version following member consultation in 2012-2013.
This document has been prepared as part of a core stock-taking exercise among Platform members of areas of common ground identified in the nine thematic areas in early 2013. It does not attempt to reflect the official positions of individual member agencies on these topics. It is intended to be a living document and web resource, to be reviewed and adjusted periodically to reflect new donor thinking, emerging challenges and priorities identified to respond to a rapidly changing global development context. The various thematic chapters should also serve as a basis for developing common Platform messages that can feed into strategic international processes or events related to priorities, policies and strategies in agriculture, rural development and food security and nutrition (ARD & FS/N).