CGIAR Platform on Agriculture and
             Health

            Joachim von Braun
              Director General
Intern...
Overview


            1.        What is our platform?
            2.        Conceptual framework
            3.        Ma...
1. What is our Platform ?

• Late 2004, CGIAR working group on agriculture
  and health was formed

• April 2006, Platform...
CGIAR - A Strategic Alliance

• Created in 1971
• 64 public and private members
   - Including 25 developing and 22
     i...
The Global CGIAR




Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
What is our platform? Not just parallel
     extraction and burning of existing knowledge




Not this




  Joachim von B...
What is our platform? creating new
            knowledge…




      …by bringing the research communities of
  agriculture...
…and who and how?

     • Agriculture and health researchers

     • Development partners / investors

     Operational a...
Conceptual framework




Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
3. Main issues

     Distinguishing between “big issues” and
      “main issues” for the platform

     “Big issues” of ag...
Land use, productivity and health
                      the next “green revolutions”




Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 20...
Urbanization, food system, and health




Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
Agriculture, energy, consumption, climate change
                      and the health environment




Joachim von Braun, I...
“Main issues” of
                         agriculture and health research

    Some preliminary priorities:
     Nutritio...
4. Priority-setting ?

Determine priorities by exploring opportunities
 and synergies between …:
    Diet and nutrition   ...
Priority-setting (cont.)


                HIV/AIDS                         Agriculture and
                              ...
5. Way forward from this meeting

     Help to set priorities [for the CGIAR and
      for the global agriculture – healt...
…Way forward



Desired products of the platform:
- Proposals for research
- Team formations
- Funding strategies develop...
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CGIAR Platform on Agriculture and Health

  1. 1. CGIAR Platform on Agriculture and Health Joachim von Braun Director General International Food Policy Research Institute Geneva June 25, 2007
  2. 2. Overview 1. What is our platform? 2. Conceptual framework 3. Main issues 4. Priority-setting 5. The way forward Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  3. 3. 1. What is our Platform ? • Late 2004, CGIAR working group on agriculture and health was formed • April 2006, Platform on Agriculture and Health Research was endorsed by the CGIAR Alliance Executive (the 15 centers) and welcomed by the Science Council of CGIAR • We focus on agriculture – health linkages that are relevant for the poor Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  4. 4. CGIAR - A Strategic Alliance • Created in 1971 • 64 public and private members - Including 25 developing and 22 industrialized countries • 4 Cosponsors (World Bank, FAO, IFAD, UNDP) • 15 CGIAR Centers • Key products –Knowledge, technology, policy, services • Partners in academia, civil society, private sector, and national ag. research institutions (North and South) • 8,500 scientists and staff Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  5. 5. The Global CGIAR Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  6. 6. What is our platform? Not just parallel extraction and burning of existing knowledge Not this Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  7. 7. What is our platform? creating new knowledge… …by bringing the research communities of agriculture and health to more productive harmony Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  8. 8. …and who and how? • Agriculture and health researchers • Development partners / investors Operational aspects of the platform [virtual, lean, open, network mode; research implementation through existing mechanisms] Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  9. 9. Conceptual framework Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  10. 10. 3. Main issues Distinguishing between “big issues” and “main issues” for the platform “Big issues” of agriculture and health • Producing the needed food and providing access to it • Agriculture, urbanization and health • Sustainability of food and water systems and health Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  11. 11. Land use, productivity and health the next “green revolutions” Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  12. 12. Urbanization, food system, and health Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  13. 13. Agriculture, energy, consumption, climate change and the health environment Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  14. 14. “Main issues” of agriculture and health research Some preliminary priorities:  Nutrition, Diet, and Health  Food Supply Chains and Food Safety  Water Management and Water-Borne Diseases  Animal diseases, Avian Flu and Livelihoods  HIV/AIDS (and …) and Nutrition and Agriculture Suggestion: Focus on “main issues” while keeping the “big issues” in the background Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  15. 15. 4. Priority-setting ? Determine priorities by exploring opportunities and synergies between …: Diet and nutrition Low-cost, high- quality foods Value chain Food safety management of food safety Water-associated Irrigation, water diseases quality Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  16. 16. Priority-setting (cont.) HIV/AIDS Agriculture and livelihood Avian flu Animal health Occupational health, Labor, agriculture child labor (livestock productivity, poverty- disease, crop reduction through disease, pesticides) agriculture growth Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  17. 17. 5. Way forward from this meeting Help to set priorities [for the CGIAR and for the global agriculture – health research community (criteria)] Help to coordinate research on agriculture and health [with a focus on the linkages between the two sectors] Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
  18. 18. …Way forward Desired products of the platform: - Proposals for research - Team formations - Funding strategies developed - Monitoring of progress in agriculture and health research Joachim von Braun, IFPRI, June 2007
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