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  • CRP1.3 on aquatic agriculture systems have brought together many CRPs and centres in this SW Bangladesh ‘hub’; a great opportunity for the CG to work together with a multitude of partners and really target women. IFPRI just implemented the WEAI approach here, and those findings can inform approaches and strategies for enhancing women’s empowerment and achieving food security and other environmental outcomes sought. For example, IFPRI and others have evidence of the nutritional and other positive impacts on women and the poor through targeted work on home gardens in Bangladesh.
  • Some of the research going on is genuine participatory action research that takes a learning approach – e.g. our project with CARE. CARE is doing the ‘action’ – trainings, getting seedlings to groups, etc. Our research (e.g. on institutional and communication issues; strategies for ensuring women will benefit from carbon payments) has been in response to the needs of CARE and other local partners. We are ‘co-creating’ products – e.g. communicating carbon guidelines, …. Other research (e.g. measuring GHG, econ of biochar) is more trad’l, science-driven research (but even here, the NGO partners need this info!) If the trainings and actions re: water, goats, bees, fodder, etc are starting to influence and drive KARI and CG research, then this too will fall more in the PAR category…..
  • Cross CRP gender sites

    1. 1. Cross-CRP gender research sites Patti KristjansonCCAFS Research Leader/Senior Scientist, World Agroforestry Center Gender Investors Meeting Paris June 15th
    2. 2. Implementing in Cross-CRP sitesProposal: Identify key cross CRP-cutting gender issues and refineexisting approaches to capture themImplement the new research jointly with other CRP’s inlandscapes/basins/hubs that have been identified as CRPresearch sitesTake a 10-year learning approach and catalyze the use ofengagement, communication and capacity strengtheningstrategies by all partners aimed at enhancing the likelihood ofachieving outcomes (particularly gender-related ones)
    3. 3. CRP 1.1 Drought tolerant, Water efficient crops/varieties/livestock CCAFS/CRP7 breeds Seasonal weather Agroforestry forecasts Feed management Climate analogues Crop residue mgment Index insurance CRP 5 Improved water, soil mgmentImplementing in Hubs, or Gender Sentinel Sites – W. Africa
    4. 4. Desired Impacts Increased livelihood resilience, improved food security, and enhanced environmental function Changes In Knowledge Attitudes OUTCOMES And Skills One or more of the actor groups have better understanding and/or skills in: the benefits and Changes In Practices value of new technologies and crop-livestock- One or more of the actor groups: use high tree systems; diversified livelihood and level scenario planning; use new or nutrition sources, ecosystem function; land, enhanced farming system technologies, water and biodiversity management, seeds and adaptation strategies; diversify implications of climate change and adaptation livelihoods and diets; use new knowledge measures, community involvement; how to about inputs, finance, markets to change work in partnership across scales and sectors in production, consumption and marketing an adaptive & problem-oriented way systemse.g. Mali Actor groups: NARES(IER), NGO’s (SahelEco,AMEDD, TreeAid, others),local women’s groups, localauthorities
    5. 5. Implementing in Hubs, or Gender Sentinel Sites – e.g. Khulna Hub, Bangladesh Improved rice & shrimp varieties & mgment Improved land, water mgmentIFPRI: markets, Localinstitutions, partners:policies BRAC,WEAI; SAVE,Biofortification,home gardens Climate services, Insurance, seed banks
    6. 6. SW Bangladesh ‘Khulna Hub’ Theory of Change/Outcome logic CRP3/CSISA CRP4 CCAFS/CRP7 O CRP2 New rice Improved Improved climate New inst’l varieties & CRP5 homestead services, climate U Improved water T arrangements, suitable aqua. production and women-smart governance & P policies, credit, species & systems, ag practices, management markets mgment diverse diets insurance U practices Seed/food banks TS A EXTENSIONISTS <>FARMER COMMUNITIES<>SEED SECTOR PLAYERS<>NGOs<> MICROFINANCE AGENCIES<>WATER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITIES<><>POLICY MAKERs<>CGIAR C RESEARCHERS<>NARS<>WOMENS GROUPS<>DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES T O CHANGES IN KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDES AND SKILLS ROne or more of the actor groups have better understanding and/or skills in: the benefits and value of new technologies and O crop/fish varieties; implications of different land use plans, the impacts of external drivers of change on water resources;community involvement in water mgment; how to work in partnership across scales and sectors in an adaptive & problem- UT oriented way C O CHANGES IN PRACTICES M One or more of the actor groups: use high level scenario planning; use tools and effective water governance strategies; ESimprove planning of water infrastructure; use new farm-level technologies, seeds and adaptation strategies; private sector involvement in the agriculture sector including information, finance, markets and inputs; I MP Reduce poverty, improve food security and strengthen livelihood resilience A in coastal areas through improved water infrastructure , governance and management, and more productive and diversified farm system C T
    7. 7. Kisumu/Nyando Basin (western Kenya) Economics of Biochar (Cornell) MICCA – East African Dairy Development (FAO, m ICRAF, ILRI, KARI, private sector partners) COMART Community-led assets/value chains CARE – carbon payments to smallholders ICRAF – GHG measurement in complex landscapes Vi Agroforestry – SLM, carbon payments CCAFS Participatory Action Research – with ILRI, Lake Victoria Vi, World Neighbours, CBOs, Min of Ag, Min of CCAFS Baseline site LS, KARI: training, K sharing, etc in range of CARE, PAR improved SWLM CIAT-TSBF - legumes and N-fixation through the legume Africa networkYellow squares: 10x10km2 ICRAF CIMMYT/KARI - Insect and Striga resistant andlong-run soils research blocks drought tolerant MaizeCCAFS & CRP5 (land & water): integrating socioeconomic and biophysical informationto help achieve outcome of improved SWLM actions on the ground!