Implementing Agenda 2030 in Food and Agriculture: Accelerating Policy Impact through Cross-Sectoral Coordination at the Country Level

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasizes the interconnectedness of global challenges and the need for cross-sectoral collaboration. However, there is limited guidance on how to integrate such approaches into national and sub-national planning. This paper aims to provide indicative approaches for working across sectors to address complex issues related to sustainable food and nutrition, agriculture, and natural resources. It offers insights on cross-sectoral coordination at the country level, identifies factors that facilitate it, and explores the role of multistakeholder collaboration in supporting coordination. Drawing on literature and country studies, the analysis focuses on initial conditions, enabling factors, governance arrangements, and processes for effective cross-sectoral coordination.

‘Glocalizing’ land-use and forest governance in the tropics: examining research partnerships and international forest policies affecting Brazil, DRC and Indonesia

This paper tackles both the framing and effectiveness of transnational initiatives affecting forest lands and peoples in the Global South, and the quality of relationships between institutions in the Global North and the Global South. Through more equitable research partnerships, this paper draws lessons from case studies in Indonesia (legality verification system in different forest property regimes), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (lifting of a moratorium on new logging concession), and Brazil (FSC in the Amazon region and the Amazon Fund).