Report from the Partnerships SessionsP1.1 National Food Security – K. Cassman, CGIAR ISPC ChairP1.2 Household Nutrition Security – B. Burlingame, FAOP2.1 Sustainable Use of Biodiversity – G. Ejeta, CGIAR Consortium BoardP2.2 Land, Water, Forests and Landscapes - J. Sayer, CGIAR Science CouncilP2.3 Climate Change - F. Rossi, WMOP3.1 Partnerships for Livelihood Impacts – R. Cooke, Consultant, ex-IFADP3.2 Partnerships for Smallholder Market Linkages – P. Kiriro, EAFFP3.3 Rebuilding Livelihoods in Protracted Crises - M. Solh, ICARDA
P1.1 Partnerships to Achieve National Food Security Develop guidelines and standards and mainstream skills and tools to strengthen partnerships between research and development actors [CGIAR with partners] Demand clarity of purpose in all partnerships [CRPs] Identify and promote funding arrangements that enable (rather than constrain) partnerships [CGIAR with partners and donors]
P1.2 Household Nutrition Security• Political commitment • Evidence: Data, methods,• Intersectoral: Agriculture, indicators, M&E, health and environment communities of practice (nutrition-driven and • Impact: Gender, 1000 nutrition-sensitive) days, MDGs, ZHC
P2.1 Sustainable Use of BiodiversityStrengthened research and development on insitu and on farm dimensions of agriculturalbiodiversity management, use and conservation inCGIAR and in other partner organizations.Strengthened Partnerships: .... CGIAR withnational and international research institutions andwith civil society organization in in situ and on-farmmanagement of biodiversity.Global Strategy: A GFAR-CGIAR led global strategyfor in situ and on-farm ABD research for developmentacross countries and regions, initiated.
P2.2 Land, Water, Forests and Landscapes• Foster communities of practice on metrics and impact logic• Focus efforts on a few sentinel landscapes as models of optimal landscape approaches• Produce a special journal issue on landscape approach successes• Include landscape logic in GCARD foresight work and place on agenda of GCARD 2014• Encourage networks of landscape science practitioners• Produce best practice guidelines for landscape-scale interventions
P2.3 Climate Change A global problem, synergies and exploitation of existing resources. New partnerships, contextualization and common agendas. Different partners, different expertise: capacity building and common dialogue. Understanding and evaluating priorities. Dealing with inter-sectoral partnerships (agriculture-environment-climate). Financial and institutional sustainability of partnerships Institutional coordination of partnerships: focal points if necessaryDeveloping partnerships through call for proposals: Examples from European Commission Potential partnership and opportunities
P3.1 Partnerships for livelihood impacts• Prioritize smallholder, multi-stakeholder innovative processes to foster farmer innovation• Develop action-research on partnerships and innovation platforms as an essential research area to strengthen future partnerships and move innovations to scale• Pursue transparent and effective communication essential to define roles and responsibilities, develop trust and deliver partnerships• Recognize the importance of scaling up innovation processes: develop the capacity of research institutions and development partners to move from innovations to scaling up processes
P3.2 Partnerships for Smallholder Market Linkages• Research on market linkages and enabling policies provides triggers for innovation. Efforts mobilised through GFAR networks for increased research funds for inclusive market-oriented development• Farmer Organisations are supported to resolve challenges in value chains including evidence- based proposals for improved policies and institutions e.g. ESFIM phase 3• No single model for partnerships exists: experimentation with innovative models and knowledge sharing on existing models in place• CRPs: CRP2 - enhanced equitable partnership with Farmer Organisations in research prioritisation. Coherence across all CRPs in framing research to reflect market conditions facing smallholders established• Incremental crosscutting CGIAR funds used to strengthen alignment and coordination of CGIAR, national and regional research on smallholder market linkages• Mechanism in place for good practice learning in smallholder market linkages including cooperative development
P3.3 Rebuilding Livelihoods in Protracted Crises Outcomeso Lessons and past experience and successes achieved in Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq and Rwanda case provide a valuable resource for improving livelihoods in countries affected by wars/conflicts and natural disasters.o Disaster preparedness, leadership and vision, capacity development, emphasis on seed relief, rapid impact of agriculture technologies and rural development as well as coordination among supporting organizations are key primers for building resilience and improving livelihoods.o It is essential to phase out the food aid emergencies soonest possible towards more sustainable development. Commitments to Collective Actions 2012-2014o Establishment of a consultative Learning Platform among 2PC countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.o Needs assessment for identifying priorities and inventory of physical resources of 2PC countries.o Capacity development of national research institutions extension and advisory services, producer organizations, local community and stewardship of agro-dealership system, both formal and informal sectors.o Regional integration of agricultural research for development strategies, value chain development and market access provision.