Agriculture and rural development constitute highly complex systems which require long-term strategies. With the rising importance of new actors such as private sector, the growing trade and climate change communities, the SDGs’ call for sustainability and universality presents additional challenge to the coordination amongst actors and of their political agendas.
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 members agree that a higher level of donor coordination and exchange will be required to achieve joint action towards rural transformation and ultimately the implementation of Agenda 2030 in a holistic, but still measurable way.
That is why the Platform is focusing on several political entry points that can directly contribute to a more comprehensive approach to sustainable development of the rural space, namely inclusive agribusiness and trade, land governance, climate change and gender. With the cooperation with strategic partnerships, like CAADP and SAFIN, members and partners are getting a direct insight into the needs and priorities of development partners.