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The Evolving Roles of Cassava Drive Research the Agenda

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A crop of the chronically poor . . .
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A crop of the chronically poor . . .
The last resort in degraded landscapes . . .
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A crop of the chronically poor . . .
The last resort in degraded landscapes . . .
A research strateg...
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A crop of the chronically poor . . .
The last resort in degraded landscapes . . .
A research strateg...
RTB and CIAT Asia
• Until late 2013, very little RTB funding for Asia
• New support for Agronomy & Breeding,
multidiscipli...
Team Growth
• Still a very small group of people. Focus is
essential
• Steep learning curve -- complexity and
variability ...
Team Growth
• Still a very small group of people. Focus is
essential
• Steep learning curve -- complexity and
variability ...
Team Growth
• Still a very small group of people. Focus is
essential
• Steep learning curve -- complexity and
variability ...
The Team Modus Operandi
• Moving from project to programmatic mode –
from a project management mentality to an
integrated ...
The Team Modus Operandi
• Moving from project to programmatic mode –
from a project management mentality to an
integrated ...
The Team Modus Operandi
• Moving from project to programmatic mode –
from a project management mentality to an
integrated ...
The Team Modus Operandi
• Moving from project to programmatic mode –
from a project management mentality to an
integrated ...
The Ownership of Ideas
“I developed these ideas. They are mine. I know
they are part of someone else’s work area, but I
am...
Crop Management
• Our role in scaling up and scaling out of
broadly applicable principles and technologies
• Moving toward...
Pests and Diseases
• Balancing emergency response and long-term
solutions
• Linking seed systems with IPM
• Linking with t...
Breeding: New and Renewed Roles
• Updating/clarifying regional and country goals
for breeding
• Moving germplasm (CIAT to ...
Socio-economics/Impact Analysis
• An ongoing system for staying informed about
production, processing trade – trends and
f...
Responses to Climate Change
• Management practices that result in
resilience, water use efficiency and soil
conservation (...
CIAT Strategic Initiatives: New Pathways to Impact
What are the opportunities for cassava involvement?

• Tropical forages...
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  1. 1. The Evolving Roles of Cassava Drive Research the Agenda From: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A crop of the chronically poor . . . The last resort in degraded landscapes . . . A research strategy based on activities and projects . . . Thinking at the experiment level . . . Reliance on public sector investment and public sector partners . . . To: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. a driver of livelihood improvement. the forefront of eco-efficient resource management. a strategy driven by outcomes and impact. planning with partners for scaling out. public-private alliances with a growth-with-equity focus.
  2. 2. From: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A crop of the chronically poor . . . The last resort in degraded landscapes . . . A research strategy based on activities and projects . . . Thinking at the experiment level . . . Reliance on public sector investment and public sector partners . . . To: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. a driver of livelihood improvement. the forefront of eco-efficient resource management. a strategy driven by outcomes and impact. planning with partners for scaling out. public-private alliances with a growth-with-equity focus.
  3. 3. From: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A crop of the chronically poor . . . The last resort in degraded landscapes . . . A research strategy based on activities and projects . . . Thinking at the experiment level . . . Reliance on public sector investment and public sector partners . . . To: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. a driver of livelihood improvement. the forefront of eco-efficient resource management. a strategy driven by outcomes and impact. planning with partners for scaling out. public-private alliances with a growth-with-equity focus.
  4. 4. From: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A crop of the chronically poor . . . The last resort in degraded landscapes . . . A research strategy based on activities and projects . . . Thinking at the experiment level . . . Reliance on public sector investment and public sector partners . . . To: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. a driver of livelihood improvement. the forefront of eco-efficient resource management. a strategy driven by outcomes and impact. planning with partners for scaling out. public-private alliances with a growth-with-equity focus.
  5. 5. From: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A crop of the chronically poor . . . The last resort in degraded landscapes . . . A research strategy based on activities and projects . . . Thinking at the experiment level . . . Reliance on public sector investment and public sector partners . . . To: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. a driver of livelihood improvement. the forefront of eco-efficient resource management. a strategy driven by outcomes and impact. planning with partners for scaling out. public-private alliances with a growth-with-equity focus.
  6. 6. RTB and CIAT Asia • Until late 2013, very little RTB funding for Asia • New support for Agronomy & Breeding, multidisciplinary support, gender • More links to Africa and Latin America • Increasing opportunities with the evolution toward larger, integrated “flagships”
  7. 7. Team Growth • Still a very small group of people. Focus is essential • Steep learning curve -- complexity and variability of local customs, politics, sensibilities • Balancing the special relationship with the host country and our regional roles
  8. 8. Team Growth • Still a very small group of people. Focus is essential • Steep learning curve -- complexity and variability of local customs, politics, sensibilities • Balancing the special relationship with the host country and our regional roles
  9. 9. Team Growth • Still a very small group of people. Focus is essential • Steep learning curve -- complexity and variability of local customs, politics, sensibilities • Balancing the special relationship with the host country and our regional roles
  10. 10. The Team Modus Operandi • Moving from project to programmatic mode – from a project management mentality to an integrated team • Taking advantage of CRPs as an opportunity to tie projects together, fill gaps • Integrated goals and strategies between HQ and regions • Ongoing coordination and communication
  11. 11. The Team Modus Operandi • Moving from project to programmatic mode – from a project management mentality to an integrated team • Taking advantage of CRPs as an opportunity to tie projects together, fill gaps • Integrated goals and strategies between HQ and regions • Ongoing coordination and communication
  12. 12. The Team Modus Operandi • Moving from project to programmatic mode – from a project management mentality to an integrated team • Taking advantage of CRPs as an opportunity to tie projects together, fill gaps • Integrated goals and strategies between HQ and regions • Ongoing coordination and communication
  13. 13. The Team Modus Operandi • Moving from project to programmatic mode – from a project management mentality to an integrated team • Taking advantage of CRPs as an opportunity to tie projects together, fill gaps • Integrated goals and strategies between HQ and regions • Ongoing coordination and communication
  14. 14. The Ownership of Ideas “I developed these ideas. They are mine. I know they are part of someone else’s work area, but I am not going to share them for developing a project idea.” The goal: Combining an institutional culture of team work with a recognition of individual creativity, drive, accomplishment
  15. 15. Crop Management • Our role in scaling up and scaling out of broadly applicable principles and technologies • Moving toward site-specific solutions to farm profitability • Linking production research with financial analyses: competitiveness with alternative options in the marketplace • Labor productivity and the challenge of laborsaving practices in cassava
  16. 16. Pests and Diseases • Balancing emergency response and long-term solutions • Linking seed systems with IPM • Linking with the global role of RTB (Africa/LAC)
  17. 17. Breeding: New and Renewed Roles • Updating/clarifying regional and country goals for breeding • Moving germplasm (CIAT to region; region to CIAT; within region) • Capacity building • Facilitating networking • Integrating molecular and field work
  18. 18. Socio-economics/Impact Analysis • An ongoing system for staying informed about production, processing trade – trends and foresight • Baseline studies and impact analysis built into project design, especially gender
  19. 19. Responses to Climate Change • Management practices that result in resilience, water use efficiency and soil conservation (i.e. eco-efficient systems) • Preparing for the failure of more demanding crops, with expansion and replacement by cassava: value chain development in new areas
  20. 20. CIAT Strategic Initiatives: New Pathways to Impact What are the opportunities for cassava involvement? • Tropical forages for eco-efficient livestock production (medium – crop/forage systems) • Sustainable food systems for a rapidly urbanizing world (high – processed products) • Reducing yield gaps for sustainable intensification of agriculture (high – public/private initiatives) • Realizing the value of ecosystem services for human well-being (high – fragile ecosystems)

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