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  • Best Practices Framework 3

    1. 1. Best Practices: Operational Framework Francisco Pérez-Trejo Natural Resources Department & Knowledge Exchange Division
    2. 2. <ul><li>Starting Point: SARD Conceptual Framework for Agriculture and Land Management Best Practices </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>SARD Conceptual Framework for Agriculture and Land Management Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>FAO 2002 </li></ul>” CONFOUNDING FACTORS AND TRADE-OFFS IN SARD IMPLEMENTATION The evidence shows that SARD as defined in Agenda 21 can lead to rural livelihood improvements. However, most contexts will see the emergence of critical trade-offs and contradictions. The use of one asset can result in the depletion of another.
    4. 4. The Driving Forces
    5. 5. Understanding the Causal Linkages Climate variability
    6. 6. Conceptual Issues for Best Practices in Complex Developing Systems <ul><li>Levels of complexity considered: </li></ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><li>Sectorial – Regional </li></ul><ul><li>System – level dynamics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>emergence of risks, vulnerabilities, changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>climate change, energy, water, natural resources </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Conceptual Issues for Good Practices <ul><li>Key elements : </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission environment, scope of effort </li></ul></ul><ul><li>System context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desired outcome & impact </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>relationship and involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scale of effort & systems implementation </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. What consumes our time and resources? Duration of entity Short Long Breadth of utility Narrow Wide Shared Understanding (Language) Where we spend our resources What we ignore Operation Tools Decision Support Tools Storage, Access Technologies & Information Distribution Services Loose Coupling Tight Coupling Information Community’s Information Architecture No mechanism or work flow Assumed Knowledge
    9. 10. <ul><li>The Methodology - Initial phase : </li></ul><ul><li>Defining the system components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant spatial scales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the driving forces, processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe linkages: intersectorial, production systems, land, environment, socio-economic, livelihoods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Characterizing the processes (feedback loops) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>positive feedback (vicious cycles), negative feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integration of existing information systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data and information requirements of users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation and impact assessment </li></ul></ul>
    10. 13. <ul><li>Considerations for NR Department: </li></ul><ul><li>Operational framework: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>methodology, work-flow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adding effectiveness to existing work in FAO </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing the framework with Member Countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key users (policy makers, technical programmes, key partners) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional entities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FAO Decentralized Offices </li></ul></ul>

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