In April 2022, the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development released a white paper to provide global donors with options to transform our food systems, to make them more resilient and sustainable. Global donors have a critical leveraging role in catalysing food systems change and this paper attempts to provide clear directions, under seven action areas to focus their attention and efforts.
2021 was an eventful year for the Platform, both at an operational level within the Secretariat and with external engagement. The Platform created a new Strategic Plan for the 2021–2025 period and a results-based work plan for the year.
Mapping of the food systems-related funding and activities supported by donors. Food system framing as more than semantics, signally the need for a holistic view of food as central to all development issues.
In 2020, the Platform continued to play a more effective and strategic influencing role in response to the shifting development agenda under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related changing donor landscape.
2019 was an important year for the Platform, as it adapted its structure and function in light of the new paradigm under Agenda 2030, which has shifted the donor landscape by changing the nature of challenges and future uncertainties
2018 was a vibrant and productive year for the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development. By facilitating direct exchange and information sharing, the Platform continued to enable members to coordinate and contribute to higher level of policy coherence. The
With the international agreements on SDGs, COP22 and Financing for Development, the frame of work of the Platform has changed. The report summarises the activities of 2016 and the new goals the Platform agreed on.