The CGIAR at 40<br />Launch of the MAIZE Research Program<br />Thomas A. Lumpkin<br />Director General<br />CIMMYT<br />
Climate change<br />heat, drought, extreme events<br />Water<br />water tables<br />surface water<br />Nutrients<br />fert...
East African Drought ‘Worst in 60 Years’<br />
The MAIZE CGIAR Research ProgramEnsure food security, improved income and a healthier environment for 900 million poor who...
Targeting<br />64% of the maize area in less developed countries<br />900 million (>90%) maize-dependent poor<br />62 mill...
Building on Strength and Focus<br />CIMMYT: Sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat systems to ensure glo...
Global Alliance of 350 Partners<br />CIMMYT, IITASAGARPA - Mexico,  KARI - Kenya, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agri...
How to Manage so Many Partners?<br />Oversight by R&D partners, all regions<br />Primary Research partners: IITA<br />SAGA...
Action Agenda:  ‘9 Strategic Initiatives’<br />Socioeconomics for targeting and supportive policies<br />Sustainable inten...
What’s New? -  System-based Approaches with GRiSP & CRP1 <br />Integrated system based approaches to maximize farm-level p...
Farmers as experimenters
Agribusiness
ICT tools
CIMMYT – ICRISAT – ILRI – IFPRI – IRRI</li></ul>SIMLESA<br />MasAgro - TTF<br />
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Dr. Lumpkin’s presentation at the 40th Anniversary of the CGIAR and launch of the MAIZE CRP event in Washington DC on the 6th of July, 2011

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The CGIAR at 40 - Launch of the MAIZE Research Program by Dr. Thomas A Lumpkin

  1. 1. The CGIAR at 40<br />Launch of the MAIZE Research Program<br />Thomas A. Lumpkin<br />Director General<br />CIMMYT<br />
  2. 2. Climate change<br />heat, drought, extreme events<br />Water<br />water tables<br />surface water<br />Nutrients<br />fertilizer cost<br />imbalanced use<br />Soils<br />degradation<br />hillside erosion<br />Energy<br />peak oil<br />biofuel<br />Demand<br />population growth<br />changing diets<br />Converging Challenges to MAIZE<br />
  3. 3. East African Drought ‘Worst in 60 Years’<br />
  4. 4. The MAIZE CGIAR Research ProgramEnsure food security, improved income and a healthier environment for 900 million poor who rely on maize for their livelihood.<br />
  5. 5. Targeting<br />64% of the maize area in less developed countries<br />900 million (>90%) maize-dependent poor<br />62 million (1/3 of all) stunted children<br />Areas & farmers not targeted by the private research sector<br />Only 5% of the private maize research investment goes to LDCs<br />
  6. 6. Building on Strength and Focus<br />CIMMYT: Sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat systems to ensure global food security and reduce poverty<br />IITA: To enhance food security and improve livelihoods in Africa through research-for development.<br />
  7. 7. Global Alliance of 350 Partners<br />CIMMYT, IITASAGARPA - Mexico, KARI - Kenya, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture<br />CIAT, ICRAF, ICRISAT, IFPRI, ILRI, IRRI <br />130 national agricultural research institutes. <br />18 regional and international organizations.<br />21 advanced agricultural research institutes.<br />75 universities.<br />46 private sector organizations.<br />42 NGOs and farmer associations.<br />11 countries that host MAIZE offices.<br />
  8. 8. How to Manage so Many Partners?<br />Oversight by R&D partners, all regions<br />Primary Research partners: IITA<br />SAGARPA, KARI, SFSA<br />90% of the decisions are made here in a highly collaborative manner <br />
  9. 9. Action Agenda: ‘9 Strategic Initiatives’<br />Socioeconomics for targeting and supportive policies<br />Sustainable intensification and income opportunities for the poor<br />Smallholder precision agriculture<br />Stress tolerant maize for the poorest<br />Doubling maize productivity<br />Integrating postharvest management<br />More nutritious maize (with CRP4)<br />Seeds of Discovery – open the black box of genetic diversity<br />Modern tools and methods for NARS and SMEs<br />
  10. 10. What’s New? - System-based Approaches with GRiSP & CRP1 <br />Integrated system based approaches to maximize farm-level productivity, income, resilience and sustainability along stronger value chains.<br />South Asia/CSISA<br />CSISA<br /><ul><li>NARS in 4+5+1 countries
  11. 11. Farmers as experimenters
  12. 12. Agribusiness
  13. 13. ICT tools
  14. 14. CIMMYT – ICRISAT – ILRI – IFPRI – IRRI</li></ul>SIMLESA<br />MasAgro - TTF<br />
  15. 15. What’s New? - Seeds of Discovery<br />New technologies enable us to unlock the entire native genetic diversity of our 27,000 land races of maize <br />Collaborators:<br />Next generation sequencing: Joint venture between CIMMYT and DArTs P/L, CINESTAV or INIFAP, Cornell University<br />Phenotypic characterization and marker-trait associations with researchers across the globe<br />Informatics and web platforms: SCRI Scotland, DArTs P/L, Cornell University<br />IP and Science Advisory Team<br />
  16. 16. What’s New? – Maize Resilient to Climate Change<br />We are able to develop drought tolerant maize<br />The challenges<br />To combine drought and heat tolerance<br /> To reach farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America ; > 80% of all maize is rainfed<br /> To get seed to the poorest<br />Lobell et al 2011 Climate change impact on maize<br />
  17. 17. What Will MAIZE Achieve?<br />(*) Without impact from past research that is currently been deployed<br />

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