Agriculture and rural development constitute highly complex systems which require long-term strategies. The increased focus on approaches which capture these complexities bring opportunities for broader policy coherence and concerted action. The Platform has always recognised the importance of knowledge sharing amongst development partners and of appraising the impact of the new global agenda on the member organisations’ modus operandi.
The Platform focuses on several political entry points that can directly contribute to a more comprehensive approach to sustainable development of the rural space, namely rural youth employment, land governance and a roadmap to SDG 2. These three Thematic Working Groups gather donors in all three fields to share knowledge, develop agendas and combine advocacy efforts.