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SDG2 Roadmap

A thematic working group of the GDPRD since 2019, the SDG 2 Road Map Working Group is an informal group of senior officials from different donor agencies that are active in agriculture and food and nutrition security. Chaired by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the group shares a common vision for eliminating rural poverty, hunger and malnutrition through sustainable agriculture. It has come together to identify the obstacles to achieving SDG 2 and what needs to be done to address them through cooperative action.

The group aims to work towards developing consensus among donors on a road map for achieving SDG 2. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the group has also been focusing on the issue of the long-term impacts of the pandemic on food security and nutrition.

Thematic Areas

SDG2 Roadmap

A thematic working group of the GDPRD since 2019, the SDG 2 Road Map Working Group is an informal group of senior officials from different donor agencies that are active in agriculture and food and nutrition security. Co-chaired by USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the group shares a common vision for eliminating rural poverty, hunger and malnutrition through sustainable agriculture. It has come together to identify the obstacles to achieving SDG 2 and what needs to be done to address them through cooperative action.

The group aims to work towards developing consensus among donors on a road map for achieving SDG 2. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the group has also been focusing on the issue of the long-term impacts of the pandemic on food security and nutrition.

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Group objectives

Côte d’Ivoire – Agricultural Value Chain Development Support Programme (PADFA) – November 2021

Develop an evidence base for improved decision-making.

Milk production improvement in Peru’s Central Sierra

Provide a framework for coordination on key action areas.

Dryzee / Ecofeel Foods

Generate political support and mobilize funding for agriculture and food and nutrition security.

Talking about the SDG2 Roadmap

Talking about the SDG2 Roadmap

  • The 50×2030 initiative and Ceres2030 report made valuable contributions to the UN Food Systems Summit, highlighting the critical importance of data and evidence based approaches to donor investments in food systems.

    The 50×2030 initiative and Ceres2030 report made valuable contributions to the UN Food Systems Summit, highlighting the critical importance of data and evidence based approaches to donor investments in food systems.

  • Beyond the Food Systems Summit, looking at how donors are contributing towards food systems transformation and the SDGs will be one of the key focuses for the SDG2 Roadmap Working Group.

    Beyond the Food Systems Summit, looking at how donors are contributing towards food systems transformation and the SDGs will be one of the key focuses for the SDG2 Roadmap Working Group.

  • The COVID crisis and the situation in Ukraine clearly shows why reaching the SDG on improvement of food security is even more important than ever. We need to work on SDG2 together for a viable and sustainable food system worldwide.

    The COVID crisis and the situation in Ukraine clearly shows why reaching the SDG on improvement of food security is even more important than ever. We need to work on SDG2 together for a viable and sustainable food system worldwide.

Overview

In recent years, we have seen a transformation of the policy landscape within which donor agencies work. Against the background of the three major agreements of the international community in 2015, namely United Nations’ Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Finance for Development and UNFCCC COP21 outcomes on climate change, the donor community has been adapting to a new agenda in development.

Whilst increased media attention of the migration of refugees to Europe continues, the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World reports in both 2018 and 2019 signal a rise in world hunger – a reversal of trends after a prolonged decline. Using SDG Indicator 2.1.2 to capture data on access to nutritious and sufficient food, the figure in 2019 report corresponds to a much higher number of people than those who suffer from hunger. While recognising the positive role ARD plays in combating hunger as well as reasons for migration, many European countries opted to re-locate ODA assigned budget to migrants support, integration and administration. The members of the Platform, as well as the international community as a whole, agree that a higher level of donor coordination and exchange supports finding solutions for sustainable development and the challenges to agriculture and rural development, which will achieve measurable positive impact on economic development and thus contribute to reducing hunger and key motivations for migration.

Agriculture and rural development (ARD) constitute highly complex systems which require long-term strategies. The SDGs call for more sustainability in development through the cooperation between new actors, such as the trade community or the climate change community, to achieve joint action towards rural transformation. The Platform’s Strategic Initiative Agenda 2030 addresses the new dimensions of development cooperation – with its focus on the policy priority areas of its members in the rural space.

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SDG2 Roadmap Events

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  • 18 October 2022
  • 18 October 2022
  • 10 October 2022 @ 19:30

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CONTACT | CHAIR

Ammad Bahalim

Senior Program Officer in Agricultural Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation