The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is a network of 34 bilateral and multilateral donors, international financing institutions, intergovernmental organisations and development agencies.
Members share a common vision that agriculture and rural development is central to poverty reduction, and a conviction that sustainable and efficient development requires a coordinated global approach.
Following years of relative decline in public investment in the sector, the Platform was created in 2003 to increase and improve the quality of development assistance in agriculture, rural development and food security.
The Platform has been posting a series of virtual briefs and interviews that are likely to be of interest to readers of this blog.
Their latest interview links to cooperatives and food security.
In the interview, Elisabeth Atangana, the FAO’s Special Ambassador for Cooperatives, discusses the importance of cooperatives for food security.