Unpacking Green Growth - experiences from CPWF


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Presentation by CPWF Director Alain Vidal on CPWF experiences in Green Growth. Looking at how we boost production, balance the need for sharing benefits, and basis as the key role of ecosystem services

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Unpacking Green Growth - experiences from CPWF

  1. 1. Green growth:the need for unpacking the concept Alain Vidal, CPWF Director International High Level Dialogue:Bridging Land- and Water Management for enabling agribusiness development and Green Economic Growth 24 April 2012 – Wageningen – the Netherlands
  2. 2. Unpacking… From river basin management to river basin development Basis – the key role of ecosystem services Boost – the potential for local innovation platforms Balance – the need for sharing the benefits
  3. 3. Water, food and poverty analyzed in 10 basins1.5 billion people50% of the poorest < 1€/j Niger
  4. 4. Poverty: Is it the resources scarcity? 5,000 4,000 Bangladesh Bolivia Brazil 3,000 GNI ($US/cap) Burkina Faso China Colombia 2,000 Egypt, Arab Rep. Ethiopia India 1,000 Thailand Vietnam World 0 0.00E+00 2.00E-05 4.00E-05 6.00E-05 8.00E-05 1.00E-04 Water availability (km3/cap)
  5. 5. …even in very dry areas ? 5,000 4,000 Bangladesh Bolivia Brazil 3,000 GNI ($US/cap) Burkina Faso China Colombia 2,000 Egypt, Arab Rep. Ethiopia India 1,000 Thailand Vietnam World 0 0.00E+00 1.00E-06 2.00E-06 3.00E-06 4.00E-06 5.00E-06 Water availability (km3/cap)
  6. 6. But water productivityremains very low over most areas WP (estimated potential) YR IGB Mekong Nile Limpopo Volta Niger
  7. 7. From river basin managementto river basin development 80 Burkina Faso General 70 Ethiopia and direction Bangladesh Contribution of agriculture to GDP growth (%) Burkina Faso Bolivia in agricultural 60 phase of Brazil development India 50 Ethiopia India and Bangladesh 40 transitioning to higher value 30 activities Brazil strong growth in the 60’s and in recent years to emerge as 20 an industrial economy Bolivia emerging 10 slowly after decades of low 0 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 3,500 4,000 4,500 Per capita GNI (US$)
  8. 8. Agriculturecontribution to GDP Changing economies(%) Most African basins here Gross National Income
  9. 9. Agriculturecontribution to GDP(%) ....Problems... Gross National Income
  10. 10. Agriculturecontribution to GDP(%) ... Solutions Basics need Meeting urgent demand growth Emerging need for sustainability Increasing Role for Institutions Providing basics Big invest in agric. Protecting existing support Resource-sharing & protection Benefit-sharing (trading) Invest in agricultural basics Developing pathways out of Demand management farming Supply-chain management Gross National Income
  11. 11. BasisThe key role of ecosystem services River basins provide a diversity of ecosystem services  Provisioning, cultural, regulatory, supporting Most of these are understood individually, to a degree As they develop, societies exploit these ES  Appropriate, invest, exchange, ruin… …development is influenced by ESs …development modifies ESs This represents opportunities and risks
  12. 12. Mekong: Hydropower and livelihoods From Stone, 2011 40 million people in the Mekong depend on fisheries for at least part of the year Yet the entire region is looking to hydropower as Laos Techniques, land and water uses exist that can increase benefits available to riparian communities and to dam builders Fish-rice systems Artificial wetlands
  13. 13. BoostThe potential for local innovation platforms Established around local specific production and marketing systems, ideally merged into larger commercialization networks Promote technologies improving production at household level, making products more marketable Implement strategies improving market efficiency and reduce transaction costs along the value chain Allow more money to flow to the producer an incentive for improved farming practices
  14. 14. Limpopo: Rainwater management,innovation platforms and value chains Strengthen agricultural value chains where market-related failures contribute to poverty Greater alignment of production with market requirements Appropriate technologies must fit existing livelihood systems and include socially acceptable incentives
  15. 15. Balance : The need for sharingthe benefits Move beyond sharing waters Consider socially and economically most beneficial land and water uses Successful experiences in the Andes (trust funds), financing ecosystems restoration and livelihoods improvement
  16. 16. Unpacking green growth?A few guiding messages Basis: Despite challenges in many river basins, overall the planet has enough water (and land?) to meet the full range of people’s and ecosystems’ needs for the foreseeable future, but equity will only be achieved through judicious and creative management Boost and Balance: Wise use of our L&W resources for strengthening (rural) livelihoods and ecosystem services requires simultaneously using them more productively and sharing L&W and their benefits more equitably Institutions: Higher L&W productivity and greater social equity can be obtained only through a radical in change of policies and institutional arrangements in both developed and developing nations
  17. 17. Thank youa.vidal@cgiar.orgwww.waterandfood.orgwww.slideshare.net/cpwf
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