Could CIAT be(come) the Latin-American convening centre on the Knowledge Based Bio-Economy ?<br />Guy Henry CIRAD@CIAT<br />
El equipo y ………. sus gurus<br />André de Courville<br />CIRAD regional rep LAC<br />CIRAD, Ambassades, regional LAC bodies...
Evolution of an economist … (1980-2010)<br />
 AGENDA<br />What is the KBBE? <br />Definition & background<br />Construction of a platform: ALCUE-kbbe<br />Strategic pr...
 AGENDA<br />What is the KBBE? <br />Definition & background<br />Construction of a platform: ALCUE-kbbe<br />Strategic pr...
 A first definition …<br />The new bio-economy, a concept synthesized by the OECD as “the aggregate set of economic operat...
     Driving forces: the convergence of  a number of <br />     independent, but interrelated events/trends<br /><ul><li>I...
Growing concerns over global environment (climate change, increased pressure on natural resources, such as forests and water)
An inflection point in the future availability of  fossil fuels (the beginning of the end of the “age of petroleum”????)
The consolidation of biotechnology as the basis for  a new technological paradigm
In the EU: Since 2002, a new strategy developed by the EC (CP) to maximize Europe’s competitiveness in a sustainable way t...
Bio economy is based on 3 elements:<br />(Biotechnological) knowledge: todevelop new products and processes vaccines, enz...
The structure of “bioeconomy” based value chains<br />Agriculture: new/improved plants, crop protection, fertilizers, pest...
Global Challenges<br />Knowledge<br />Natural <br />Resources<br />The knowlegde based bioeconomy “space”<br />KBBE<br />
 OUR issue …<br />..... The new bio-economy is increasingly seen as a workable alternative to move today’s economies in th...
Hot topic<br />1<br />Relevant for International Agricultural R&D:<br />Starting from the knowledge intensification, we co...
 Some first references ….<br />Henry, G. and E. Trigo. 2010. The Knowledge Based Bio-Economy at Work: From large scale exp...
 AGENDA<br />What is the KBBE? <br />Definition & background<br />Construction of a platform: ALCUE-kbbe<br />Strategic pr...
 Le projet FP7 CSA ALCUE-KBBE…<br />
 Histoire du ALCUE-KBBE…<br />Projet FP6 ALCUE-Food a organisé son dernier séminaire bi-régionale  en Juin 2008 a BsAs sur...
2008<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Getting the pieces organized...<br />
2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Getting the pieces org...
2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br /...
2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br /...
 The objective …<br />    ..... To establish a LAC-UE platform bringing together regional and continental organizations in...
 Project partners<br />
 The structure…<br />
 Expected outputs + pay-offs …<br />The introduction of the KBBE notions in Latin R&D and policy agendas….<br />White pape...
 AGENDA<br />What is the KBBE? <br />Definition & background<br />Construction of a platform: ALCUE-kbbe<br />Strategic pr...
2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br /...
2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br /...
EU-Latin American and Caribbean senior officials meeting in Brussels gives boost to cooperation in research and innovation...
EU-Latin American and Caribbean senior officials meeting in Brussels gives boost to cooperation in research and innovation...
Can GM Crops Help to Feed the World?<br />What are the scientifically-established nutritional, social, and environmental c...
Two-step approach (deadlines of 15 April and 1 Sept),<br />Central team organized of CIAT, CIRAD and Grupo CEO,<br />Strat...
Two-step approach (deadlines of 15 April and 1 Sept),<br />Central team organized of CIAT, CIRAD and Grupo CEO,<br />Strat...
IAAE focusing on the bio economy …<br />An IAAE co-sponsored LAC regional Inter-Conference Symposium on the « The Bio-econ...
Someotherplayers/projects…<br />
Farm Animal Breeding<br />www.suschem.org<br />www.fabretp.org<br />http://etp.ciaa.be<br />European Aquaculture<br />Indu...
2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br /...
2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br /...
Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br />partners’<br />interest<br />Pla...
Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br />partners’<br />interest<br />Pla...
 AGENDA<br />What is the KBBE? <br />Definition & background<br />Construction of a platform: ALCUE-kbbe<br />Strategic pr...
Brainstorming:Could CIAT be(come) the Latin-American convening centre on the (Knowledge Based) Bio-Economy?<br />
 1 - Meaningwhat?<br />Becoming the regional centre of reference. For whom?  LAC stakeholders (public + private) and EU /...
 2 - Wouldwewant to (strategically)?<br />CIAT seriously needs to position itself in the LAC region as THE centre of ........
 3 - Expectedpay-offs?<br />Significant value adding opportunities of CIAT installed capacities and scientific and network...
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  1. 1. Could CIAT be(come) the Latin-American convening centre on the Knowledge Based Bio-Economy ?<br />Guy Henry CIRAD@CIAT<br />
  2. 2. El equipo y ………. sus gurus<br />André de Courville<br />CIRAD regional rep LAC<br />CIRAD, Ambassades, regional LAC bodies, NARI, EFARD, Min<br />Gérard Chuzel<br />CEMAGREF directeur<br />Frenchinstitutes, PPP, eco technologies, FR-EU industries<br />CONTACTS:<br />guy.henry@cirad.fr<br />caroline.blache@cirad.fr<br />www.cirad.fr<br />www.ntm-impact.eu<br />Eduardo Trigo<br />Grupo CEO + MinCYT<br />LAC regional bodies, NARIs, EU Commission, GCARD, IICA<br />
  3. 3. Evolution of an economist … (1980-2010)<br />
  4. 4.  AGENDA<br />What is the KBBE? <br />Definition & background<br />Construction of a platform: ALCUE-kbbe<br />Strategic products to complement<br />EC FP7 INCO-Net EULARINET: KBBE<br />John Templeton Foundation: GMOs<br />IAAE pre-conference @ CIAT: bio-economy<br />Other ...<br />Brainstorming: CIAT as the regional LAC convening centre on the KBBE?<br />Meaning what?<br />Would we want to – strategic pertinence? <br />Expected pay-offs?<br />Where does this leave eco efficient agriculture?<br />30 ’’<br />30 ’’<br />
  5. 5.  AGENDA<br />What is the KBBE? <br />Definition & background<br />Construction of a platform: ALCUE-kbbe<br />Strategic products to complement<br />EC FP7 INCO-Net EULARINET: KBBE<br />John Templeton Foundation: GMOs<br />IAAE pre-conference @ CIAT: bio-economy<br />Other ...<br />Brainstorming: CIAT as the regional LAC convening centre on the KBBE?<br />Meaning what?<br />Would we want to – strategic pertinence? <br />Expected pay-offs?<br />Where does this leave eco efficient agriculture?<br />
  6. 6.  A first definition …<br />The new bio-economy, a concept synthesized by the OECD as “the aggregate set of economic operations in a society that uses the latent value incumbent in biological products and processes to capture new growth and welfare benefits for citizens and nations” (OECD,2006), is increasingly seen as a workable alternative to move today’s economies in thedirection of more sustainable natural resource use and economic growth. The transition toeconomies and societies based on this concept is already underway and there is clearevidence of its potential and impacts in a wide arch of application sectors, going from foodand health to transportation, construction and, even, the recreational industry. <br />
  7. 7. Driving forces: the convergence of a number of <br /> independent, but interrelated events/trends<br /><ul><li>Increasing world population and wealth, leading to an increasing demand for food (China, India……)
  8. 8. Growing concerns over global environment (climate change, increased pressure on natural resources, such as forests and water)
  9. 9. An inflection point in the future availability of fossil fuels (the beginning of the end of the “age of petroleum”????)
  10. 10. The consolidation of biotechnology as the basis for a new technological paradigm
  11. 11. In the EU: Since 2002, a new strategy developed by the EC (CP) to maximize Europe’s competitiveness in a sustainable way through increased knowledge…. </li></li></ul><li>Knowledge based bioeconomy –KBBE…<br />A set of industries whose main products or services use knowledge to decrease costs and create new opportunities for growth<br />A future society less dependent on fossil fuels as the basis of its energy and industrial matrix<br />
  12. 12. Bio economy is based on 3 elements:<br />(Biotechnological) knowledge: todevelop new products and processes vaccines, enzymes, betterunderstanding of DNA, RNA, proteins …., manipulation of cells, tissues, organs, bioinformatics….<br />Renewablebiomass and efficientbioprocesses: crops, grasses, waste, trees, marine life…, algae…<br />Integrationbetweenknowledge and applications: in primaryproduction, health and industry<br />
  13. 13. The structure of “bioeconomy” based value chains<br />Agriculture: new/improved plants, crop protection, fertilizers, pesticides, diagnostics, improved breeding/better livestock reproduction, vaccines…. Industry: anticorrosion, water treatment, purification processes, special lubricants, packings... Transport: fuel, lubricants, antifreeze and other fluids, plastics, anti-corrosives… Textiles: fibers, fabrics, rugs, fillings, dyes, lycra, spandex…. Food: new crops, functional foods, ingredients and additives, packing materials …… Environment: bioremediation, new bio-degradable detergents…… Communications: plastic cabinets, optical cover fibers, LCDs, inks, papers, pencils….. Construction: paints and resins, isolation materials, panels …. Recreation: active wear, CDs, DVDs, sports equipment …. Health and hygiene: new pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals, new materials (surgery, dental, optical), disinfectants, cosmetics….. <br />SECTORS /<br />MARKETS / <br /> PRODUCTS<br />Omics, bioinformatics, genetic engineering, protein engineering, tissue /cell culture, bioprocessing, enzyme engineering, materials engineering, TICs<br />TECHNOLOGIES<br />Synthetic biology, Genetics, Molecular & Cell biology,, Physiology (human, animals, plants), Microbiology, Biochemistry, Informatics<br />DISCIPLINES<br />
  14. 14. Global Challenges<br />Knowledge<br />Natural <br />Resources<br />The knowlegde based bioeconomy “space”<br />KBBE<br />
  15. 15.  OUR issue …<br />..... The new bio-economy is increasingly seen as a workable alternative to move today’s economies in the direction of more sustainable natural resource use and economic growth. In its essence it’s the coming together of biology, chemistry, materials sciences, genomics and information technology to better exploit natural resources both in agriculture and industry.... <br /> The questions and challenge is whether the new concepts are of relevance for the small scale and what are the needed policies to promote and guide investments and the new institutions to ensure the safety of the new technologies and the equitable distribution of the benefits of the ensuing economic growth....<br />
  16. 16.
  17. 17. Hot topic<br />1<br />Relevant for International Agricultural R&D:<br />Starting from the knowledge intensification, we could distinguish two clusters of technologies:<br />“Unembodied technologies”, that typically include agronomy practices etc: IPM, zero tillage, precision agriculture, .. ... “2x green revolution” (Conway, Griffon, ...)<br />“Embodied technologies”, that include “new” bio inputs, products and process. For our purpose, we group these as: <br />Biotechnology products & crops, <br />Bio-refineries value chain insertion, and <br />Biodiversity prospecting and development.<br /> Henry & Trigo<br />Innovation and Sustainable Development in Agriculture and food – June 28 / July 1, 2010<br />
  18. 18.  Some first references ….<br />Henry, G. and E. Trigo. 2010. The Knowledge Based Bio-Economy at Work: From large scale experiences to instruments for rural and local development. ISDA 2010 Conference, Montpellier, France, 28-30 July 2010.<br />Langeveld, H., Dixon, J. and J.F. Jaworski. 2010. Towards a Bio-Based Economy: Food and beyond. Crop Science 2010 50: S-142-S-151<br />Trigo, E.J. and G. Henry. 2009. Towards a Latin-American Knowledge Based Bio Economy: Resources base and limitations. Policy paper for the European Commission DG-RTD, Brussels (16 p)<br />UNIDO 2010. Final report. UNIDO Expert Group Consultation on the KBBE as Basis for Economic Development and Industrial Sustainability. Concepción, Chile, 30 Nov. – 2 Dec. 2009. <br />European Commission, 2010, The Knowledge Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) in Europe: Achievement and challenges. Report presented 14 Sept 2010, Brussels<br />
  19. 19.
  20. 20.  AGENDA<br />What is the KBBE? <br />Definition & background<br />Construction of a platform: ALCUE-kbbe<br />Strategic products to complement<br />EC FP7 INCO-Net EULARINET: KBBE<br />John Templeton Foundation: GMOs<br />IAAE pre-conference @ CIAT: bio-economy<br />Other ...<br />Brainstorming: CIAT as the regional LAC convening centre on the KBBE?<br />Meaning what?<br />Would we want to – strategic pertinence? <br />Expected pay-offs?<br />Where does this leave eco efficient agriculture?<br />
  21. 21.  Le projet FP7 CSA ALCUE-KBBE…<br />
  22. 22.  Histoire du ALCUE-KBBE…<br />Projet FP6 ALCUE-Food a organisé son dernier séminaire bi-régionale en Juin 2008 a BsAs sur “Towards a Latin American Knowledgebased bio economy: Identification of policy and RTD agendas”<br />Pendant le workshop la 2me. journée les profils de thèmes intéressantes sont rédigés et ensuite une « policybrief » est envoyé a la Commission,<br />Le profil d’un projet KBBE en ALC est apparu dans l’appel d’offre FP7 (axe 2) work programme 2010,<br />Une proposition est déposée le 17 Déc 2009,<br />Notre proposition était évaluée (14/15) et le projet a passée sa phase de négociation.<br />L’initiation du projet est prévue: 1 Juin 2011<br />
  23. 23. 2008<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Getting the pieces organized...<br />
  24. 24. 2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Getting the pieces organized...<br />
  25. 25. 2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br />partners’<br />interest<br />Getting the pieces organized...<br />
  26. 26. 2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br />partners’<br />interest<br />Platform <br />financed & <br />constructed<br />Getting the pieces organized...<br />2011-13<br />
  27. 27.  The objective …<br /> ..... To establish a LAC-UE platform bringing together regional and continental organizations involved in research funding and implementation, as well as other relevant stakeholders from the public and private sector and the civil society, in an effort to generate relevant information for the design and implementation of specific plans and projects, included the needed R&D and set the basis for the establishments of an enabling policy and institutional environment, as well as, for the development and consolidation of the KBBE in both regions…. <br />
  28. 28.  Project partners<br />
  29. 29.  The structure…<br />
  30. 30.  Expected outputs + pay-offs …<br />The introduction of the KBBE notions in Latin R&D and policy agendas….<br />White papers on Bio-economy in LAC region…<br />KBBE in LAC region – updatedknowledge base…<br />LAC-EU consorcia and public-privateinterest sharing….<br />See the Coordination or Support Action (CSA) type project as a « trampoline » project, fromwhichthe principal benefits are generatedthrough the « off-spring » i.e. future FP7 R&D projects,<br />Integration and initial cooperationwithkeyETP’sin Europe,<br />Createinvestmentopportunities and the organization of PPP (at national level).<br />
  31. 31.  AGENDA<br />What is the KBBE? <br />Definition & background<br />Construction of a platform: ALCUE-kbbe<br />Strategic products to complement<br />EC FP7 INCO-Net EULARINET: KBBE<br />John Templeton Foundation: GMOs<br />IAAE pre-conference @ CIAT: bio-economy<br />Other ...<br />Brainstorming: CIAT as the regional LAC convening centre on the KBBE?<br />Meaning what?<br />Would we want to – strategic pertinence? <br />Expected pay-offs?<br />Where does this leave eco efficient agriculture?<br />
  32. 32. 2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br />partners’<br />interest<br />Platform <br />financed & <br />constructed<br />Getting the pieces organized...<br />2011-13<br />
  33. 33. 2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br />partners’<br />interest<br />Platform <br />financed & <br />constructed<br />2011-13<br />Integrate<br />w other <br />projects<br />Getting the pieces organized...<br />2010-11<br />
  34. 34.
  35. 35. EU-Latin American and Caribbean senior officials meeting in Brussels gives boost to cooperation in research and innovation<br />Senior officials from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean met on 28-29 March 2011 in Brussels, for the first time under the umbrella of a new EU-LAC Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation. Building on existing cooperation between the EU and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, this Joint Initiative adopted by the Madrid Ministerial Forum and EU-LAC Summit in 2010, aims to deliver greater benefits from scientific cooperation between the two regions. The meeting, attended by senior officials from 32 countries, the Commission and the European External Action Service, endorsed the development of new pilot initiatives in science and technology.<br />
  36. 36. EU-Latin American and Caribbean senior officials meeting in Brussels gives boost to cooperation in research and innovation<br />The workshop focused on how to enhance cooperation in pilot activities (Joint Initiatives for Research & Innovation) which reflect major challenges to European, Latin American and Carribeansocieties. Working groups co-led by one country from each region address the pilots. These are:<br />1. Developing the bio-economy to guarantee food security; <br />2. Confronting biodiversity and climate change; <br />3. Energy; <br />4. exploiting the rapid development of information and communication technologies (ICT) for better coming to grips with the many problems, but also opportunities ahead. <br />A cross-cutting working group was also established to address funding and identifying good collaborative practices based on past experience…..<br />AR+FR<br />
  37. 37. Can GM Crops Help to Feed the World?<br />What are the scientifically-established nutritional, social, and environmental consequences of GM crops, particularly for small landholders? In which regions of the world would their use be most appropriate and beneficial? In which settings might they have deleterious effects?<br />Can the use of GM crops have an economic impact across different levels of income in less-developed countries? What role might they play in improved land use (e.g. less chemical fertilizer); more efficient production (e.g. possible reductions in energy expenditures); the enhancement of domestic and international marketing services; and/or improved credit facilities?<br />What are the barriers to the acceptance and use of GM crops? What policies have enabled and/or hindered their use? What is the science-based evidence about the role that the following issues play in facilitating or inhibiting the adoption of GM crops: (a) international trade; (b) bio-safety and/or bio-security; (c) regulatory and/or intellectual property frameworks?<br />
  38. 38. Two-step approach (deadlines of 15 April and 1 Sept),<br />Central team organized of CIAT, CIRAD and Grupo CEO,<br />Strategic optimization of synergies w other key projects i.e. LAC Biodiversity, Argentine GM analysis, IADB study, …<br />2 pre-proposals submitted:<br />- Global state of the art of the effects of GM crops, with special reference to smallholders (100K). - ID: 29152<br />- Using the Latin American and Caribbean experience to assess the potential contributions of GM crops to help meet the world food demands (240K) - ID: 29156<br />
  39. 39. Two-step approach (deadlines of 15 April and 1 Sept),<br />Central team organized of CIAT, CIRAD and Grupo CEO,<br />Strategic optimization of synergies w other key projects i.e. LAC Biodiversity, Argentine GM analysis, IADB study, …<br />2 pre-proposals submitted:<br />- Global state of the art of the effects of GM crops, with special reference to smallholders (100K). - ID: 29152<br />- Using the Latin American and Caribbean experience to assess the potential contributions of GM crops to help meet the world food demands (240K) - ID: 29156<br />23 May: bothaccepted for 2nd round !!<br />
  40. 40. IAAE focusing on the bio economy …<br />An IAAE co-sponsored LAC regional Inter-Conference Symposium on the « The Bio-economy in LAC: potential, challenges and research questions », CIAT, Colombia, 19-20 Sept 2011<br />An opportunity to set the future LAC bio economyrelated agricultural economicsresearch agenda….<br />
  41. 41. Someotherplayers/projects…<br />
  42. 42. Farm Animal Breeding<br />www.suschem.org<br />www.fabretp.org<br />http://etp.ciaa.be<br />European Aquaculture<br />Industrial biotechnology<br />European Technology Platforms (ETPs) to support the development of a KBBE<br />European Biofuels TP<br />www.eatpnet.eu<br />www.biofuelstp.eu<br />Agriculture Engineering Technologies<br />www.manufuture.org<br />www.forestplatform.org<br />Global Animal Health<br />Plants for the Future<br />www.ifah.be/Europe/EUPlatform/Platform.htm<br />www.epsoweb.org<br />Source: EC DG-RTD dir E<br />
  43. 43. 2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br />partners’<br />interest<br />Platform <br />financed & <br />constructed<br />2011-13<br />Integrate<br />w other <br />projects<br />Getting the pieces organized...<br />2010-11<br />
  44. 44. 2009<br />Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br />partners’<br />interest<br />Platform <br />financed & <br />constructed<br />Funding <br />of PPP <br />projects<br />2011-13<br />2012-13<br />Integrate<br />w other <br />projects<br />Getting the pieces organized...<br />2010-11<br />
  45. 45. Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br />partners’<br />interest<br />Platform <br />financed & <br />constructed<br />Integrate<br />w other <br />projects<br />Getting the pieces organized...<br />2009<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />Consolidate as convening<br />Centre ?<br />Consolidate as convening<br />centre<br />Funding <br />of PPP <br />projects<br />2011-13<br />2012-13<br />2010-11<br />
  46. 46. Appropriate <br />LAC<br />conditions<br />EC<br />S&T coop<br />interest <br />Key <br />partners’<br />interest<br />Platform <br />financed & <br />constructed<br />Integrate<br />w other <br />projects<br />Getting the pieces organized...<br />2009<br />2008<br />2008-09<br />Consolidate as convening<br />Centre ??????<br />Consolidate as convening<br />centre<br />Funding <br />of PPP <br />projects<br />2011-13<br />2012-13<br />2010-11<br />
  47. 47.  AGENDA<br />What is the KBBE? <br />Definition & background<br />Construction of a platform: ALCUE-kbbe<br />Strategic products to complement<br />EC FP7 INCO-Net EULARINET: KBBE<br />John Templeton Foundation: GMOs<br />IAAE pre-conference @ CIAT: bio-economy<br />Other ...<br />Brainstorming: CIAT as the regional LAC convening centre on the KBBE?<br />Meaning what?<br />Would we want to – strategic pertinence? <br />Expected pay-offs?<br />Where does this leave eco efficient agriculture?<br />30 ’’<br />
  48. 48. Brainstorming:Could CIAT be(come) the Latin-American convening centre on the (Knowledge Based) Bio-Economy?<br />
  49. 49.  1 - Meaningwhat?<br />Becoming the regional centre of reference. For whom?  LAC stakeholders (public + private) and EU / LAC financing agencies...<br />Offering high excellence installed capacity + links to top level EU players (and others), for advanced science collaboration,<br />Offering key contacts to help set up PPP and EU investments in the region,<br />Spearleading new initiatives i.e. Bio-safety data base, IPR LAC platform, part of a Master in Bio economy w Colombian + EU universities, ...<br />Becoming THE bio economy point of entry into LAC ...<br />.....<br />
  50. 50.  2 - Wouldwewant to (strategically)?<br />CIAT seriously needs to position itself in the LAC region as THE centre of ..... (in parallel and complementing its global activities in CRPs, etc.),<br />This new LAC based niche product/process/market needs to be identified, constructed, sold and loudly acclaimed in Bogota, Montpellier, Brussels, etc.<br />How are LAC conditions, organizations, institutions, natural resource base, innovation generation etc etc different from other regions? The LAC mix shows a high potential for successfully adopting & benefiting from the Bio economy model......<br />CIAT’s core business model remains the same....<br />......<br />
  51. 51.  3 - Expectedpay-offs?<br />Significant value adding opportunities of CIAT installed capacities and scientific and networking resources through improved synergies + “market differentiation”  greater regional impact,<br />Strategically poised for increased participation in future FP R&D project calls of the EC,<br />Added comparative advantage for increased participation in the calls of the EC Food Security Framework Programme (FSTP),<br />A recognizable partner to start collaborating with top private/public partners of the leading ETPs,<br />THE CGIAR centre on the bio economy ...<br />Other benefits from “early bird picks the worm”.... <br />
  52. 52.  4 - Wheredoesthisleaveour « eco-efficient agriculture for the poor » brand?<br />Perhaps a bit premature to discuss this....<br />What’s the current brand about  definition?<br />Is it just some sexy jargon to impress donors?<br />What has been its added impact and/or benefits?<br />How do bio-economy and eco-efficiency jive? The latter perhaps being a sub set of the former.....<br />And?<br />
  53. 53. Eco-efficiency….<br />The term eco-efficiency was coined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in its 1992 publication "Changing Course". It is based on the concept of creating more goods and services while using fewer resources and creating less waste and pollution.<br />According to the WBCSD definition, eco-efficiency is achieved through the delivery of "competitively priced goods and services that satisfy human needs and bring quality of life while progressively reducing environmental impacts of goods and resource intensity throughout the entire life-cycle to a level at least in line with the Earth's estimated carrying capacity."<br />This concept describes a vision for the production of economically valuable goods and services while reducing the ecological impacts of production. In other words eco-efficiency means producing more with less.<br />From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia<br />
  54. 54. Has Joe seen the light yet ??<br />

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