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GLOBAL
DONOR PLATFORM
FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT

To enhance the impact of development investments in agriculture, food systems and rural livelihoods through informed policy and programming.

About us

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The Platform provides a discussion forum for programmatic and institutional innovations and donor priorities in line with 2030 Agenda. The focus is on several different areas that address the dramatically changing rural transformation processes. By highlighting specific dynamics we aim to match opportunities of donor agencies and international finance institutions. Ultimately the work of the Platform supports the creation of more synergies that contribute to the implementation of the SDGs and to an inclusive rural transformation process.

Topics [ID: 24]

Agenda
2030

About Agenda 2030

Agriculture and rural development would need to be leveraged within a broader approach that addresses sustainable and inclusive rural transformation processes using the framework provided by Agenda 2030.

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The New European Consensus on Development

Brussels | Belgium | June 2017 | In June 2017 a new and updated European Consensus on Development was released by the European Institutions. The new strategy is the most important measure for the implementation of the Agenda2030 in the European development policy.

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Climate
Change

About Climate Change

COP21 opened a window of opportunity to jointly address agriculture and climate change. The workstream provides a focused convening forum to discuss the positioning of agriculture in climate change policies and programming.

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Platform members prepare to tackle the issue of climate resilient agriculture

Rome | Italy | 12-16 Jun 2017 The secretariat visited our members in Rome to discuss programmatic and institutional developments concerning climate-resilient agriculture.

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Gender

About Gender

The gender workstream of the Platform works towards strengthening gender equality through selected initiatives that foster transparency, responsibility and accountability by all stakeholders in line with the SDGs.

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Women's economic empowerment and inclusive agribusiness

Bonn | Germany | 20 July 2017 The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development commissioned a study focusing on women's economic empowerment in agribusiness initiatives to enhance the inclusiveness of agribusiness portfolio.

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Land
governance

About Land Governance

The Global Working Group on Land is committed to increase the coordination and knowledge exchange on land governance programmes and jointly advocate the relevance of land issues in policy processes which affect international development.

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Renewed commitment on indicator for achieving global land tenure security in the SDGs

Bonn | Germany | 21 Jun 2017 | The Global Donor Working Group on Land released a new Policy Brief reiterating its commitment to ensure the indicators related to global land tenure security remain in SDGs.

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CAADP

About CAADP

The Platform engages in CAADP and the Development Partners Coordination Group as an opportunity for donors to cooperate at global, regional and national levels in line with the Malabo Declaration and Implementation Strategy and Roadmap to achieve the 2025 vision on CAADP.

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Strenghtening mutual accountability to achieve CAADP/Malabo goals and targets

Kampala | Uganda| 2 June 2017 | The 13th CAADP Partnership Platform took place with the objective of increasing awareness on the biennial review and reporting process.

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Agribusiness
and Trade

About Inclusive Agribusiness and Trade

The two working groups focus respectively on policy coherence between trade and agriculture and small-business market approaches as driver of economic and social development, while searching for matching opportunities and synergies.

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Free and fair - Germany's new strategy for aid for trade

Geneva | Switzerland | 11 July 2017 | Trade and market access are appreciated as the ultimate engine for development inducing investments, for creating economic growth and jobs and for providing necessary goods and services.

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Nutrition

About Nutrition

The members of the workstream agreed to focus on nutrition-sensitive agriculture, as it is an approach that maximises agriculture’s contribution to nutritionally rich foods, dietary diversity and food fortification.

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Moringa Oleifera - a promising approach to combat malnutrition

Bonn | Germany | 12 Apr 2017 |  Moringa is a well-known “superfood” offering an endless variety of health benefits. But how can the green leafy plant effectively be used in the global fight against malnutrition?

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AGA 2017

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Agenda 2030 put into practice: what future for rural development?

The Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Global Donor Platform provides an open space for debate and possible consensus building by Platform members, partners and invited guests on emerging topics in agriculture and rural development (ARD). This year, on 01-02 February, in Brussels, the invited guests discussed the Agenda 2030 and the new framework of global development priorities to achieve inclusive and sustainable structural transformation in developing countries.

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Free and fair - Germany's new strategy for Aid for Trade

Geneva | Switzerland | 11 July 2017 | Trade and market access are appreciated as the ultimate engine for development inducing investments, for creating economic growth and jobs and for providing necessary goods and services.

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Platform members prepare to tackle the issue of climate resilient agriculture

Rome | Italy | 12-16 Jun 2017 The secretariat visited our members in Rome to discuss programmatic and institutional developments concerning climate-resilient agriculture.

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The new european consensus on development

Brussels | Belgium | June 2017 | In June 2017 a new and updated European Consensus on Development was released by the European Institutions. The new strategy is the most important measure for the implementation of the Agenda2030 in the European development policy.

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Events [ID: 12]
2017
29. August
Global | Tuesday, 29. August 2017 | Parma, Italy

XV EAAE Congress

This triennial event will gather academics, scholars, practitioners, stakeholders and policy makers in the Food Valley to dissect the latest and most pressing issues characterising Agriculture and the Food Industry, from a local to an international perspective, dedicating significant attention also to novel and emerging concerns for society.

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2017
4. September
Global | Monday, 4. September 2017 | Abidjan, Cote d`Ivoire

African Green Revolution Forum 2017

At the 2016 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), participants came together to advance the policies and secure the investments that will ensure a better life for millions of Africa’s farmers and families—and realize the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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2017
10. September
Global | Sunday, 10. September 2017 | Townsville, Australia

8th GFRAS Annual Meeting

This year's annual meeting will focus on the topic of "Rural advisory services and empowered youth for balanced transformation in rural and urban communities". Side events will take place the two days before the actual meeting.

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Interviews [ID: 13]

Webinar | Lorenzo Cotula, IIED

“It is hard to overstate how important land is in many low- and middle income countries, not only in an economic sense, but also in socio-cultural terms.”

INTERVIEW | Gina Kennedy, Bioversity

“Part of that international effort is focused on nutrition and part of the goal on nutrition is to look how agriculture can become more nutrition-sensitive.”

INTERVIEW | Steve Wiggins, ODI

“The growth of labour productivity in agriculture has been stronger around the world in the last 20 years, than it has been in manufacturing.”

About us [ID: 3]

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is a network of 38 bilateral and multilateral donors, international financing institutions, intergovernmental organisations and development agencies. In 2015, the Platform adopted the new vision of prosperous rural communities underpinning global food and nutrition security. The members continue to share a common vision that is framed around pathways to achieve ‘zero hunger’. These must be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, centred on the capacity of agriculture and rurallivelihoods to generate economic growth and job creation, to address inequalities and to underpin national, regional and global food and nutrition security.

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Publications [ID: 7]

WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND AGRIBUSINESS

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development commissioned a study focusing on women's economic empowerment in agribusiness initiatives to enhance the inclusiveness of agribusiness portfolio.

2016 PLATFORM ANNUAL REPORT

In 2016, the Platform raised its profile in the international fora on agriculture and rural development during the first year of SDG implementation as called for in its newly approved Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

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