CRP MAIZE - Global Alliance for Improving Food Security and the Livelihoods of the Resource-poor in the Developing World
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CRP MAIZE - Global Alliance for Improving Food Security and the Livelihoods of the Resource-poor in the Developing World CRP MAIZE - Global Alliance for Improving Food Security and the Livelihoods of the Resource-poor in the Developing World Presentation Transcript

  • CRP MAIZE - Global Alliance for Improving FoodSecurity and the Livelihoods of the Resource-poor in the Developing World
  • MaizeGlobally the most productive and widely grown crop  In 125 developing countries for food, feed, fodder, fuel and industrial purposes  Provides food for over 900 million poor people  Cheaper than rice and wheat and frequently grown under rainfed conditions  Maize-based farming systems provide livelihoods to rural communities
  • Potential challenges to maize Demand for maize will double by 2050  Harvests at current levels of productivity growth will fall short of meeting the demand Price and imports in developing countries will increase by more than 100% dye to competing uses for maize grain Uncontrolled area expansion to meat increased market demand threatens forests and hill slopes More than 80% of maize is grown under rainfed conditions Large annual fluctuations in maize yields increases risk of price hikes, food insecurity Production growth is threatened by water and fertilizer scarcity as natural reserves become depleted and fuel prices increase
  • CRP Maize Developed Goal: To double productivity and significantly increase incomes and improve livelihoods from  More productive, resilient and sustainable maize-based farming systems  On the same land area and as climates change and the costs of fertilizer, water, and labor increase MAIZE CRP defined nine high priority approaches, called Strategic Initiatives (SI), to contribute to this goal These initiatives were developed based on analyses of the external environments, informal and formal feed-back from partners, and centers’ insights
  • Strategic Initiatives (SI)1. Socioeconomics and policies for maize futures2. Sustainable intensification & income opportunities for poor in maize systems3. Closing the maize yield gap: Towards smallholder precision agriculture4. Stress tolerant maize for enhanced food security and poverty alleviation5. Towards doubling maize production in developing world6. Improving food safety and reducing post harvest losses in maize7. Nutritional enrichment of maize8. Opening the “black box” of maize genetic diversity9. Novel tools and methods for improving genetic gains
  • CRP Maize components Science Strategic InitiativesProducts PartnershipsTechnologies Other CG-Centres Ideas Other CRP, Challenge Programs Knowledge NARES, SROs, NGOs, CBOsMethodologies ARIs, UVs, Private Sector Novel Tools
  • Target Areas
  • CRP MaizeTargets Farmers in stress prone areas with limited access to technology and markets Smallholder farmers with limited access to technology but have potential leverage to increase maize productivityEstimated reach 64% of the maize area 660-830 million maize-dependent poor 62 million stunted children
  • CRP MAIZE Strategic Initiatives SI 1Socioeconomics & policies for maize futures: Technology targeting, institutional innovations & markets Sustainable intensification & income opportunities SI 4 Closing the yield gap precision agriculture through smallholder Stress tolerant maize for the poor for poor in maize based systems SI 3 Development Partners SI 5 SI 8 Toward doublingOpening the “black box” maize yields in Farmersof maize genetic diversity SI 2 developing world SI 9 SI 6 Novel tools & methods Improving food for improving genetic safety & reducing gains post harvest losses SI 7 Nutritional enrichment Global SystemCapacity building of maize institutions & professionals for improved efficiency and impact
  • The Measure of Success for CRP MAIZE  Food security: Increasing demands for food are met, and food prices are stabilized at levels that are affordable for poor consumers Livelihoods and Environment: Farming systems are more sustainable and resilient, despite the impacts of climate, and their dependence on irrigation and increasingly expensive fertilizers is reduced. Environmental protection: Increased production in developing countries is achieved mainly through higher yields, thus lessening pressure on forests, hill slopes, and other crops. Poverty reduction and equity: Poverty and malnutrition are reduced, especially among women and children, and a greater proportion of women and young adults are able to engage in profitable and environmental friendly farming approaches Poverty reduction and equity: Disadvantaged farmers and countries gain better access to cutting-edge proprietary technologies through innovative partnerships, in particular with advanced research institutions and the private sector.
  • The Measure of Success for CRP MAIZE Capacity: A new generation of scientists and other professionals guide national agricultural research across the developing world, and work in partnership with the CGIAR, the private sector, policy makers, and other stakeholders to enhance efficiency and impact.
  • Impact Pathway
  • Maize CRP Management
  • BudgetTotal original request is 37 million with about 10 million from the FundIITA is allocated about 15% of the budget, mainly for West Africa
  • CRP Maize – Planning Meeting 20-21 September 2010, Safari Lodge, Nairobi, Kenya Link PersonsStrategic IITA CIMMYTinitiativesSI 1 Arega Alene and Tahirou AbdoulayeSI 2 & SI 3 Alpha KamaraSI 4 Abebe Menkir (Abiotic stresses) Gary (Abiotic stresses) Lava Kumar (Biotic stresses) George Mahuku (Biotic stresses)SI 5 Buffor Badu-Apraku (IMIC) Vivek (IMIC) Mwangi / John (East Africa) Felix / Garay (Latin America)SI 6 Ranajit Bandyopadhyay (Mycotoxins George Mahuku (Mycotoxins & & post harvest pathogens) and Manu post harvest pathogens) and Tamu (Postharvest pests) Stephen (Postharvest pests)SI 7 Bussie Maziya-Dixon and Abebe Kevin Pixle and Natalia MenkirSI 8 Dominique Dumet Peter WentzSI 9 Sarah Hearne Gary
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