The Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development (BEAF)

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The Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development (BEAF)

  1. 1. The Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development (BEAF) Presentation by Jörg Lohmann / Kerstin Silvestre GarciaDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 1
  2. 2. Who we are Project Management Advisory Service BMZ BEAF Eschborn Bonn Advising the BMZ on all issues Supporting the BMZ in it‘s role related to International as a donor for the CGIAR and Agricultural Research for in the processing of its financial Development contributionsDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 2
  3. 3. Our Mission  Organize and administer German support to the international agricultural research centers funded by CGIAR as well as some other centers  Establish and improve contacts between research centers and the German research community  Establish and improve contacts between research centers and development projects  Raise public awareness in Germany for international agricultural research for developmentDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 3
  4. 4. Former Thematic Priorities of BMZ Additional: Adaptation of African Agriculture to Climate ChangeDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 4
  5. 5. Consortium Research Programs (CGIAR, 2011) CRP1.1 Integrated agricultural production systems for dry areas CRP1.2 Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics CRP1.3 Harnessing the development potential of aquatic agricultural systems for the poor and vulnerable CRP2 Policies, institutions, and markets to strengthen assets and agricultural incomes for the poor WHEAT-Global Alliance for Improving Food Security and the Livelihoods of the Resource-poor in the CRP3.1 Developing World MAIZE - Global for Improving Food Security and the Livelihoods of the Resource-poor in the Developing CRP3.2 World CRP3.3 GRiSP - A global Rice Science Partnership CRP3.4 Roots, tubers and bananas for Food Security and Income Grain Legumes: enhanced food and feed security, nutritional balance, economic growth and soil health for CRP3.5 smallholder farmers CRP3.6 Dryland cereals: Food Security and Growth for the World’s Most Vulnerable Poor CRP3.7 Sustainable staple food productivity increase for global food security: Livestock and Fish CRP4 Agriculture for Improved Nutrition and Health CRP5 Durable Solutions for Water Scarcity and Land Degradation CRP6 Forests and Trees: livelihoods, landscapes and governance CRP7 Climate Change, Agriculture and Food SecurityDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 5
  6. 6. International Agricultural Research Centers funded by the BEAFDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 6
  7. 7. Supporting International Agricultural Research for Development BMZ Budget line directly from BMZ to the 15 CGIAR research centers, as an unrestricted core 25% contribution administered by the GTZ and distributed for the research 75% encouragement and the tasks of project selection, financial administration and efficiency controlsDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 7
  8. 8. Instruments besides core funding  Project Funding (up to 1.2 Mio. € over 3 years) Process of Selection, Funding Agreements, Reporting  Research Program (2008-2010) “Adaptation of African Agriculture to Climate Change” (9 projects selected, up to 1.1 Mio.€ for 3 years)  Small Grants (small research projects up to 60,000 € over 2 years)  Promotion of Young Scientists (staff costs) Internships, PostDoc-Program  Integrated Experts, Young Professionals (Co-Funding with CIM)Division "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 8
  9. 9. Procedure of project-bound funding Advice ProposalsResearch Centers and Challenge BMZ Programs Contract Decision Funding Contact Recommendation Team of experts Evaluation of project proposalsDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 9
  10. 10. List of Projects in 2010 and followingDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 10
  11. 11. ICARDA Universität Bonn Utilization of wild relatives of wheat in developing salinity tolerant winter wheat with improved quality for Central Asia ICIPE Universität Hohenheim Expanding the rational and biological control of invasive Liriomyza leafminer flies to major horticultural production systems of East Africa ICRISAT Universität Kassel- Tackling abiotic production constraints Witzenhausen in pearl millet and sorghum-based agricultural Universität Hohenheim systems of the West African Sahel IFPRI Universität Göttingen Accelerating poverty reduction by maximizing the impact of social services expenditures on agricultural labor productivity and incomes in African countries ILRI Friedrich-Löffler Institut Jena Enhanced control of CBPP in sub Tierärztliche Hochschule Saharan Africa through development of better Hannover diagnostics and vaccines IWMI Universität Hohenheim Opportunities for economic incentives to promote sustainable land and water management in the sloping lands of South and Southeast Asia Worldfish Universität Osnabrück Enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change Seecon Deutschland GmbH impacts through well-managed water use for Center aquaculture integrated with small-scale irrigation in (ICLARM) the Chinyanja Triangle in Africa (Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia)Division "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 11
  12. 12. Small grants 2010 Center Kooperation Projekttitel CIP Universität Innovative new technologies for sweetpotato weevil Hohenheim management IITA Universität Bonn International Workshop on „IPM in a changing world- innovative pathways towards food security and food safety“ ILRI Universität Generating a framework for strategic improvement and Passau adoption of superior dual-purpose (groundnut) cultivars in mixed crop livestock systems in drought prone areas IRRI Universität Facilitating Interdisciplinary On-farm Research on Carbon, Giessen Nitrogen, and Water Budgets in Rice-dominated Landscapes Universität ICRISAT Understanding the present distribution of parasitic weeds of Hohenheim the genus Striga and predicting its potential future geographic distribution in the light of climate and land use change Universität ICARDA AscoSeq: The complete sequencing of the genome of the Frankfurt chickpea pathogen Ascochyta rabiei and an in-depth analysis of its transcriptome Uni Kassel ILRI Mutual learning of livestock keepers and scientists for – DITSL adaptation to climate change in pastoral areas WorldFish Hochschule für Practical Strategy and Guidelines for Introducing/Maintaining Wirtschaft und Fish Production in and Around Refugee Camps and Umwelt Nürtingen Settlements to Secure Food Production and Generate IncomeDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 12
  13. 13. Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural ProductivityDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 13
  14. 14. Why is climate change a priority issue? challenge: significant reductions in agricultural productivity are expected to be caused by climate change  Direct effects on agricultural systems: changes in rainfall, temperature, growing seasons  Likely consequence: depression in major crop yields, changes in suitable crop growing areas, increase in pests and diseases  Farmers will be directly affected by climate change Supporting agricultural research can be a measure to encourage the adaptation to a changing climateDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 14
  15. 15. Technology transfer – Intention  Improvement of sustainable impacts on the ground  Incorporation of local, regional and international actors  Support of German-Partner country business relations  Improvement of visibility for BMZ funded projects  Generation of interest at partners/donors to follow up  …tbc…Division "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 15
  16. 16. Technology transfer - Instruments  Personally Integration of BMZ-funded scientists in generation of results and transfer into practice through experts themselves in private business sector and/or other positions ….Master Students, Post Docs and CIM-IF/RF  Institutionally through CGIAR centers with PPP-Incubators (ILRI and GIZ in Kenya) GIZ/PPP-Facilities (WorldFish Center and GIZ, Zimbabwe) …tbc…Division "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 16
  17. 17. Technology transfer - Strategies  Ad hoc, Individual Strategy Monitoring of the running individual projects regarding potential for TT of produced results  Systematic Strategy, Screening of previous projects within BMZ/GIZ/BEAF funding and identifying products, methods, ideas  Institutionalised / Formalised Strategy including private-public-partners into the project concept to strive for implementation oriented research  Monitoring of the TT-Strategies and collecting lessons learntDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 17
  18. 18. Technology Transfer - Partners  Kali+Salz Cooperation with the CIP on potato nutrition  BASF/BioAnalyt Cooperation with various centers on beta Carotene and Vitamin-A content in staple food and commodities (starting)  Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation AflaSafe Initiative based on research on Aflatoxin  Dr. Pieper GmbH + CIAT + Sanoplant Tropical Forage for silage  …tbc…Division "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 18
  19. 19. Thank You! Kerstin.Garcia@giz.de Joerg.Lohmann@giz.deDivision "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" Page 19

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