Latin America and the Caribbean Region<br />CIAT Board Meeting #63<br />Nairobi, Kenya10 May 2011<br />Elcio P. Guimarães<...
Content<br /><ul><li>Host country
Agronatura and FUNDACIAT
South America
Central America and the Caribbean
Challenges</li></ul>02/31<br />
Host country(1/9)<br />03/31<br />
Host country(2/9)<br /><ul><li>MADR-Corpoica-CIAT agreement (US$4 million)
Research
Validation
Carimagua
Biotechnology
Follow up
Work plan for 2012-14</li></ul>04/31<br />
Host country(3/9)<br /><ul><li>Research (joint agenda)
Rice, forage, fruits, soils, climate change
Capacity building, knowledge management
Maize (CIMMYT)
Research (Corpoica)
Soybean, rubber, bio-energy crops, livestock </li></ul>05/31<br />
Host country(4/9)<br /><ul><li>Facilitator role
Agreement Corpoica-Embrapa
Genetic resources, technologies, capacity building….</li></ul>06/31<br />
Host country(5/9)<br /><ul><li>Bogota office (located at Corpoica)
Diana Toscano
Agronomic Engineering</li></ul>    (EARTH Int. Univ. of Costa Rica)<br /><ul><li>MBA business administration
Strong links with public and private sectors
Knowledge of and experience with donors
Experience in writing proposals</li></ul>07/31<br />
Host country(6/9)<br /><ul><li>Fedearroz (Colombian rice federation)
Orinoquia
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  1. 1. Latin America and the Caribbean Region<br />CIAT Board Meeting #63<br />Nairobi, Kenya10 May 2011<br />Elcio P. Guimarães<br />01/31<br />
  2. 2. Content<br /><ul><li>Host country
  3. 3. Agronatura and FUNDACIAT
  4. 4. South America
  5. 5. Central America and the Caribbean
  6. 6. Challenges</li></ul>02/31<br />
  7. 7. Host country(1/9)<br />03/31<br />
  8. 8. Host country(2/9)<br /><ul><li>MADR-Corpoica-CIAT agreement (US$4 million)
  9. 9. Research
  10. 10. Validation
  11. 11. Carimagua
  12. 12. Biotechnology
  13. 13. Follow up
  14. 14. Work plan for 2012-14</li></ul>04/31<br />
  15. 15. Host country(3/9)<br /><ul><li>Research (joint agenda)
  16. 16. Rice, forage, fruits, soils, climate change
  17. 17. Capacity building, knowledge management
  18. 18. Maize (CIMMYT)
  19. 19. Research (Corpoica)
  20. 20. Soybean, rubber, bio-energy crops, livestock </li></ul>05/31<br />
  21. 21. Host country(4/9)<br /><ul><li>Facilitator role
  22. 22. Agreement Corpoica-Embrapa
  23. 23. Genetic resources, technologies, capacity building….</li></ul>06/31<br />
  24. 24. Host country(5/9)<br /><ul><li>Bogota office (located at Corpoica)
  25. 25. Diana Toscano
  26. 26. Agronomic Engineering</li></ul> (EARTH Int. Univ. of Costa Rica)<br /><ul><li>MBA business administration
  27. 27. Strong links with public and private sectors
  28. 28. Knowledge of and experience with donors
  29. 29. Experience in writing proposals</li></ul>07/31<br />
  30. 30. Host country(6/9)<br /><ul><li>Fedearroz (Colombian rice federation)
  31. 31. Orinoquia
  32. 32. Linkages with Embrapa
  33. 33. Strengthening joint activities
  34. 34. Climate change – research
  35. 35. Data base and analysis - research
  36. 36. Pilot test and technology transfer
  37. 37. Capacity strengthening – young scientists</li></ul>08/31<br />
  38. 38. Host country(7/9)<br /><ul><li>Boyaca State
  39. 39. International Research Center for the High Tropics
  40. 40. Agro-industrial production systems
  41. 41. CIAT y FUNDACIAT support
  42. 42. Tropical fruit program</li></ul>09/31<br />
  43. 43. Host country(8/9)<br /><ul><li>UNAL-Palmira
  44. 44. Course on “Participatory Research”
  45. 45. Proposal on participatory research
  46. 46. Teaching + Research
  47. 47. International seminars – CIAT visitors</li></ul>10/31<br />
  48. 48. Host country(9/9)<br /><ul><li>Tropical Fruit
  49. 49. Corpoica, UNAL-Palmira, ICA, Corp. Biotech
  50. 50. Three research project proposals
  51. 51. Leading the preparation of a proposal to Colciencias</li></ul>11/31<br />
  52. 52. Content<br /><ul><li>Host country
  53. 53. Agronatura and FUNDACIAT
  54. 54. South America
  55. 55. Central America and the Caribbean
  56. 56. Challenges</li></ul>12/31<br />
  57. 57. Agronatura and FUNDACIAT<br />13/31<br />
  58. 58. Agronatura and FUNDACIAT<br /><ul><li>Biodiversity and Competitiveness - Colombia’s National Bio-trade Fund through a PPP create the Valle del Cauca’s Regional Committee for Biodiversity and Competitiveness
  59. 59. Agri-Business Incubator - Started developing an innovative model of a science and technology park, with support from Agri-Science Park @ ICRISAT</li></ul>14/31<br />
  60. 60. Agronatura and FUNDACIAT<br /><ul><li>CEVICACAO - The Virtual Center for Cacao Research creating a collaborative network among Colombian institutions
  61. 61. In vitro propagation of strawberry varieties - Colombian–Japanese company, FIS Ltd., is to improve the quality of strawberry varieties from Japan to increase their commercial and exporting potential. </li></ul>15/31<br />
  62. 62. Content<br /><ul><li>Host country
  63. 63. Agronatura and FUNDACIAT
  64. 64. South America
  65. 65. Central America and the Caribbean
  66. 66. Challenges</li></ul>16/31<br />
  67. 67. South America (1/6)<br /><ul><li>Embrapa
  68. 68. CNPMF
  69. 69. Public-Private partnership – cassava breeding
  70. 70. Joint research on tropical fruit
  71. 71. CNPGC
  72. 72. Capacity Building
  73. 73. Acre
  74. 74. CIM position</li></ul>17/31<br />
  75. 75. South America(2/6)<br /><ul><li>Embrapa
  76. 76. Cecat
  77. 77. Capacity building
  78. 78. REDD+ course
  79. 79. CNPAF
  80. 80. Rice breeding
  81. 81. Bean breeding</li></ul>18/31<br />
  82. 82. South America(3/6)<br /><ul><li>IICA
  83. 83. Procitropicos network – IA
  84. 84. IICA-ISU-CIAT (US$15 million - seed proposal)
  85. 85. Catie
  86. 86. Amazon region – research agenda
  87. 87. Course LFM
  88. 88. PPP – forage breeding
  89. 89. PPP – cassava breeding</li></ul>19/31<br />
  90. 90. South America(4/6)<br /><ul><li>INTA-Argentina
  91. 91. Visit CIAT
  92. 92. Areas of common interest
  93. 93. INIAs
  94. 94. Amazon Initiative (IA)
  95. 95. Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela
  96. 96. ICRAF, CIFOR, Bioversity International</li></ul>20/31<br />
  97. 97. South America(5/6)<br /><ul><li>Research
  98. 98. Seeds
  99. 99. Wood quality
  100. 100. Genetic resources</li></ul>21/31<br />
  101. 101. South America(6/6)<br /><ul><li>Knowledge management
  102. 102. Mapping environment and population
  103. 103. Amazon dialogues
  104. 104. Amazon policy briefs</li></ul>22/31<br />
  105. 105. Content<br /><ul><li>Host country
  106. 106. Agronatura and FUNDACIAT
  107. 107. South America
  108. 108. Central America and the Caribbean
  109. 109. Challenges</li></ul>23/31<br />
  110. 110. Central America and the Caribbean (1/5)<br /><ul><li>Regional Strategy
  111. 111. LFM</li></ul>Red SICTA, UNA,<br />Farmers’ Assoociation, ITC, CIAT<br />24/31<br />
  112. 112. Central America and the Caribbean (2/5)<br />Environmental niches<br />for high cuality coffee<br />Climate change adaptability<br />25/31<br />
  113. 113. Central America and the Caribbean(3/5)<br />Nicaraguan national food security plan Biofortification<br />26/31<br />
  114. 114. Central America and the Caribbean(4/5)<br />Transformation of upland to irrigate agriculture through water harvesting<br />http://ciatnews.cgiar.org/en/index.php/2011/05/just-add-water-food-production-transformed-in-drought-prone-nicaragua/<br />27/31<br />
  115. 115. Central America and the Caribbean(5/5)<br /><ul><li>High demand for capacity building
  116. 116. NARIs with limited capacity
  117. 117. Small countries
  118. 118. Region still has donors’ support (most for Development)
  119. 119. CIAT has high reputation</li></ul>28/31<br />
  120. 120. Content<br /><ul><li>Host country
  121. 121. Agronatura and FUNDACIAT
  122. 122. South America
  123. 123. Central America and the Caribbean
  124. 124. Challenges</li></ul>29/31<br />
  125. 125. Challenges(1/2)<br /><ul><li>Continue/strengthen relationship with host country
  126. 126. Move more aggressively outside the host country
  127. 127. Find better ways to relate to:
  128. 128. International organizations
  129. 129. Regional networks
  130. 130. Identify and relate to new donors</li></ul>30/31<br />
  131. 131. Challenges(2/2)<br /><ul><li>Strengthen links with National Programs
  132. 132. Link CRPs to LAC research (ex. CRP7)
  133. 133. Balance between Development and Research</li></ul>31/31<br />

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