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CCAFS – Showcasing CGIAR Reform           Ruben Echeverría           2 November, 2012
Our Ability to Grow Food is at risk
From an environmental point of view a 2 °C increase equals adifference of 440 masl and major shifts of crops to new areas
The CCAFS ThemesTechnologies, practices, partnerships, and policies for:                                                  ...
Where CCAFS Works
Real CGIAR Reform at work       CCAFS: The Partnership!The largest global coalition of scientists working     on developin...
Other Elements of Reform• Program Director based outside a CGIAR centre• 27% budget to non CGIAR partners• Independent Sci...
All Centers Contribute                     WorldFish AfricaRice                                                    Biovers...
CCAFS is Forging Ahead with  New Ways of Working     (Three Examples)
1. User-driven agendas: e.g. East AfricaRegional Learning Partnership Platform –launched April, 20113 National workshops –...
2. Focusing on Women Farmers•   Climate-related shocks have had much greater negative impacts on    women than men•   Wome...
3. Commitment to Knowledge          Management and Open Access:             e.g. The Baseline Survey• Household, village a...
CCAFS has had some early research and         engagement “wins”          (Three Examples)
1. Farms of the Future                                          With World                                            Clim...
Farms of the Future            Journey to Beora’s Plausible FuturesBlog story: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/blogs/climate...
2. Scaling up Climate Information Services • Mali Met. Service, ACMAD, WMO • Forecasts provided for 3‐days,   10‐days, and...
3. Agriculture Makes it to Center Stage• CCAFS has been facilitating  Ag Day at the COPs, with  17 partner organizations• ...
A challenge: funding uncertainty1. Budget uncertainty while implementing leading   to reluctance to implement2. Detailed o...
To end on a positive note, the recently completed EC external evaluation said …• “CCAFS is a strategic program …….”• “sign...
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  1. 1. CCAFS – Showcasing CGIAR Reform Ruben Echeverría 2 November, 2012
  2. 2. Our Ability to Grow Food is at risk
  3. 3. From an environmental point of view a 2 °C increase equals adifference of 440 masl and major shifts of crops to new areas
  4. 4. The CCAFS ThemesTechnologies, practices, partnerships, and policies for: Integration for Decision Making Adaptation Adaptation Pro-poor Linking Knowledge to through Climate with Action Progressive Managing Change Assembling Data and Climate Climate Mitigation Tools for Analysis and Change Risk Planning Refining Frameworks for Policy Analysis Global engagement and synthesis
  5. 5. Where CCAFS Works
  6. 6. Real CGIAR Reform at work CCAFS: The Partnership!The largest global coalition of scientists working on developing-country agriculture and climate change
  7. 7. Other Elements of Reform• Program Director based outside a CGIAR centre• 27% budget to non CGIAR partners• Independent Science Panel (ISP) – consists of individuals not from CGIAR o “The positive role of the ISP should be considered as a model for other CRPs”
  8. 8. All Centers Contribute WorldFish AfricaRice Bioversity Building a strategic IWMI portfolio IRRI (20112012) • From 20% CIAT reductions to 20+%ILRI increases CIFORIITA CIMMYT IFPRI CIP ICRISAT ICARDA ICRAF
  9. 9. CCAFS is Forging Ahead with New Ways of Working (Three Examples)
  10. 10. 1. User-driven agendas: e.g. East AfricaRegional Learning Partnership Platform –launched April, 20113 National workshops –Setting policy and research prioritiesParticipatory action research across5 sites
  11. 11. 2. Focusing on Women Farmers• Climate-related shocks have had much greater negative impacts on women than men• Women have less access to climate information than men• Women crucial for food security – when have more power, access and earnings, then more income allocated to food, child nutrition and education First product: Gender research training guide
  12. 12. 3. Commitment to Knowledge Management and Open Access: e.g. The Baseline Survey• Household, village and organizational• 36 sites, 252 villages, with 5,040 households in 12 countries and 3 regions• More than 20 partners• Six CGIAR organizations• Open access data six months after field collection•http://ccafs.cgiar.org/resources/baseline-surveys• DataVerse: http://dvn.iq.harvard.edu
  13. 13. CCAFS has had some early research and engagement “wins” (Three Examples)
  14. 14. 1. Farms of the Future With World Climate Research Programhttp://gismap.ciat.cgiar.org/analogues/
  15. 15. Farms of the Future Journey to Beora’s Plausible FuturesBlog story: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/blogs/climate-conversations/finding-the-future-of-beora/
  16. 16. 2. Scaling up Climate Information Services • Mali Met. Service, ACMAD, WMO • Forecasts provided for 3‐days, 10‐days, and seasonal (inc. crop health...) • Major increases in yields for participating farmers • Together with USAID, CCAFS is exploring scaling up best practice across the Sahel • Also South-South exchange
  17. 17. 3. Agriculture Makes it to Center Stage• CCAFS has been facilitating Ag Day at the COPs, with 17 partner organizations• Also a host of other activities involving negotiators, Ministers of Agriculture etc.• COP17 Durban Agreement was historic  agriculture for the first time is referenced for more in-depth discussion
  18. 18. A challenge: funding uncertainty1. Budget uncertainty while implementing leading to reluctance to implement2. Detailed operational planning difficult as budget targets for subsequent year uncertain (changes in W2 funding can make planning difficult)3. CCAFS believes the Consortium proposal to guarantee a certain target in advance of the next year is the way ahead
  19. 19. To end on a positive note, the recently completed EC external evaluation said …• “CCAFS is a strategic program …….”• “significant progress has been made”• “The program is on course and is managed by highly competent professional staff.”• “The EC should maintain current levels of funding, and consider increased financial support……”Forthcoming: Governance and management review (Jan 2013)
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