Interviews [ID: 147]

Interviews

The interviews provide the user with interpretation of certain issue, background information and possibly an explanation. The interviews of the Platform could be topic specific, person specific or focused on a concrete issue.

A global approach to assess food and nutrition security

Bonn | Germany 8 Nov 2016 | In cooperation with Bioversity International’s leading expert on food and nutrition security Gina Kennedy, the GIZ global programme on food and nutrition security and enhanced resilience, a vast amount of data was synthesized and first recommendations provided.

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Karim Hussein on doubling smallholder productivity by 2030

Rome | Italy | 8 Aug 2016 | Suggestions for policy measures to the UNSG and informing the broader monitoring around the forming SDGs is the purpose of a Zero Hunger Challenge working group Karim Hussein co-chairs.

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Steve Wiggins on Rural Transformation - Implications for Development Policy

Bonn | Germany | 1 Aug 2016 | In his keynote address to a GIZ symposium on rural transformation, Steve Wiggins made a strong plea to be patient with policies and give chosen development strategies a chance. Wiggins noted that Asia has gone through the necessary transitions, but it took no less than 30 years. In debates on Africa, there are constantly targets set for the next five years.

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Monique Calon on a stock taking of aid flows to African agriculture

the Haague| the Netherlands | 15 June 2015 | Donor coordination and engagement with governments at country level is strong, but the overall picture at regional and continental level shows how much still needs to be done in terms of aligning with one another, says Dutch Platform focal point and member of the CAADP development partners task team (DPTT) Monique Calon in this online interview with the Platform secretariat.

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Emerging opportunities for ARD through trade from a farmer’s perspective

Geneva | Switzerland  | 3 Feb 2016 | World Farmers Organisation’s (WFO) President, Dr. Evelyn Nguleka delivered the keynote speech at the Annual General Assembly of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development. In her speech she highlighted the importance of the Policy on Trade that the Organisation agreed on in 2013.

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Brian Baldwin on critical networking activity of the Platform and its future focus

Rome | Italy | 31 Jul 2015 | The Platform has communicated well with its members. Though in the future it will have to learn how to use modern tools to react quicker. – At the point of his retirement, the former Platform co-chair Brian Baldwin summarises in this interview Platform achievements and gives his perspective on where and how the Platform should become more active in the future.

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Ibrahim Mayaki on increased agriculture investments of African states

Frankfurt | Germany | 21 Jul 2015 | “In this interview, Nepad CEO Ibrahim Mayaki provides a status quo on how far African countries have come on delivering their critical pledge to allocate 10% of their national budget to agriculture development. A commitment the African leaders reiterated in Malabo again recently.

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Aurélie Chevrillon and Mathieu Boche on guiding agribusiness projects to implement FAO's VGGT

Bonn | Germany | 3 Jun 2015 | How are the FAO VGGT going to be implemented in practice? In 2012 the international community agreed on the Voluntary Guidelines for the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security.

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Nathan Russell on how the landscape approach can be a viable approach

Lima | Peru | 16 Jan 2015 | Sceptical thoughts about the landscape approach's value added are wide spread in the community of development practitioners.

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Olu Ajayi on scaling up proven practices to address climate change

Lima | Peru | 14 Jan 2015 |There are enough solutions out there that can help farmers to address climate change.

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