Echeverria - CCAFS Showcasing reform - 2012-11-02

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Talk given at the Funders Forum meeting at GCARD2 in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Learn more about CCAFS at: http://ccafs.cgiar.org/

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Echeverria - CCAFS Showcasing reform - 2012-11-02

  1. 1. CCAFS  –  Showcasing  Reform   Ruben  Echeverría   2  November,  2012   www.ciat.cgiar.org   Eco-­‐Efficient  Agriculture  for  the  Poor  
  2. 2. Our  Ability  to  Grow  Food  is  at  risk  
  3. 3. From  an  environmental  point  of  view  a  2  °C  increase  equals  a  difference  of  440  masl  and  major  shiGs  of  crops  to  new  areas  
  4. 4. The  CCAFS  Themes  Technologies,  prac>ces,  partnerships,  and  policies  for:         IntegraIon  for   Decision  Making   AdaptaIon   AdaptaIon   Pro-­‐poor   Linking  Knowledge   to   through   Climate   with  Ac>on   Progressive   Managing   Change     Assembling  Data  and   Climate   Climate   MiIgaIon   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  coali>on  of  scien>sts  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  posi>ve  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   porXolio   IRRI   (2011à2012)   •  From  20%   CIAT   reduc>ons  to  20+%  ILRI   increases   CIFOR  IITA   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  Africa  Regional  Learning  Partnership  PlaXorm  –  launched  April,  2011  3  Na>onal  workshops  –    Se`ng  policy  and  research  priori>es    Par>cipatory  ac>on  research  across    5  sites  
  11. 11. 2.  Focusing  on  Women  Farmers  •  Climate-­‐related  shocks  have  had  much  greater  nega>ve  impacts  on   women  than  men    •  Women  have  less  access  to  climate  informa>on  than  men    •  Women  crucial  for  food  security  –  when  have  more  power,  access   and  earnings,  then  more  income  allocated  to  food,  child  nutri>on   and  educa>on     First  product:     Gender  research     training  guide  
  12. 12. 3.  Commitment  to  Knowledge   Management  and  Open  Access:     e.g.  The  Baseline  Survey  •   Household,  village  and  organiza>onal    •  36  sites,  252  villages,  with  5,040   households  in  12  countries  and     3  regions  •   More  than  20  partners  •   Six  CGIAR  organiza>ons    •   Open  access  data  six  months  afer  field   collec>on  • hgp://ccafs.cgiar.org/resources/baseline-­‐surveys  •   DataVerse:  hgp://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   Program  hgp://gismap.ciat.cgiar.org/analogues/  
  15. 15. Farms  of  the  Future   Journey    to  Beora’s  Plausible  Futures  Blog  story:  hgp://www.trust.org/alertnet/blogs/climate-­‐conversa>ons/finding-­‐the-­‐future-­‐of-­‐beora/    
  16. 16. 2.  Scaling  up  Climate  InformaIon  Services   •  Mali  Met.  Service,  ACMAD,  WMO     •  Forecasts  provided  for  3-­‐days,  10-­‐ days,  and  seasonal  (inc.  crop   health...)     •  Major  increases  in  yields  for   par>cipa>ng  farmers     •  Together  with  USAID,  CCAFS  is   exploring  scaling  up  best  prac>ce   across  the  Sahel     •  Also  South-­‐South  exchange  
  17. 17. 3.  Agriculture  Makes  it  to  Center  Stage  • CCAFS  has  been  facilita>ng   Ag  Day  at  the  COPs,  with     17  partner  organiza>ons  • Also  a  host  of  other   ac>vi>es  involving   nego>ators,  Ministers  of   Agriculture  etc.  • COP17  Durban  Agreement   was  historic  à  agriculture   for  the  first  >me  is   referenced  for  more     in-­‐depth  discussion  
  18. 18.   A  challenge:  funding  uncertainty    1.  Budget  uncertainty  while  implemen>ng  leading   to  reluctance  to  implement  2.  Detailed  opera>onal  planning  difficult  as  budget   targets  for  subsequent  year  uncertain  3.  Big  changes  in  W2  funding  can  make  planning   difficult  4.  Welcome  Consor>um  proposal  to  guarantee  a   certain  target  well  in  advance  of  the  next  year  
  19. 19. To  end  on  a  posiIve  note,  the  recently   completed  EC  external  evalua>on  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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