The negotiations for post-2015 development agenda and the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is coming to a close. Two key documents are almost finalised, the Post 2015 Development Agenda outcome document, now entitled “Transforming Our World”, complemented by the Addis Ababa Agenda, that was adopted earlier in July 2015.
Farming First is delighted to see many of the key issues it has been advocating for during this process, such as food security, rural development, and innovation well represented in the “Transforming Our World” text. These topics now feature six, two and 13 times respectively throughout the document. The Farming First supporter delegation also encouraged inclusion of improved access for farmers to extension services and training, access to inputs and investment in research and in infrastructure which are now specifically mentioned under Goal 2.