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IFAD- ICARDA Strategic Partnerships: 
Achievements and Impact 
NEN-IFAD & ICARDA Annual Consultation Meeting 
Amman- Jorda...
The IFAD-ICARDA Strategic Partnership 
Total funding since 1977 is: USAD 38.4 M 
36 years of research & development for sm...
IFAD-funded Ongoing Projects Managed 
by ICARDA, October 2014 
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Project Title 
Total Budget 
USD 
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IFAD-funded Ongoing Projects Managed by 
ICARDA, October 2014- Cont. 
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USD 
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IFAD-funded Ongoing Projects Managed by 
ICARDA, October 2014 
• Total of 9 projects: 
– 1 ended earlier this year 
– 2 en...
Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by 
ICARDA in NENA Region – Regional Projects 
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Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in 
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Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in 
NENA Region – Regional Projects- Cont. 
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Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in 
NENA Region – Regional Projects- Cont. 
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Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by 
ICARDA in NENA Region – Regional Projects 
• 19 regional projects 
– 3 food securit...
Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by 
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Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by 
ICARDA in NENA Region – Country Projects 
• 26 Country-specific (bilateral) project...
Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by 
ICARDA in APRP Region 
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Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by 
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Outputs and Achievements of 
IFAD-Funded Grants
Grants Management, Implementation and 
Governance 
• Inception meeting with partners for work 
plan development and budget...
NEN/IFAD- ICARDA Partnership 
What is Next?
The NEN/IFAD-ICARDA Strategic Partnership 
• Linking Research with Development Investment 
• Priority themes for the gener...
Thematic Priority Areas for Discussion 
• Based on previous consultations with NEN/IFAD and recommendations 
of Steering C...
Thank You 
for Your Attention
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  1. 1. IFAD- ICARDA Strategic Partnerships: Achievements and Impact NEN-IFAD & ICARDA Annual Consultation Meeting Amman- Jordan, 21-22 October 2014 K. Shideed
  2. 2. The IFAD-ICARDA Strategic Partnership Total funding since 1977 is: USAD 38.4 M 36 years of research & development for smallholder farmers in dry areas
  3. 3. IFAD-funded Ongoing Projects Managed by ICARDA, October 2014 Budget Code Project Title Total Budget USD Project Manager Starting Date Completion Date CRP Mapping 1184 Cross-cutting M&E Functions and Knowledge Management for INRM within the MENARID Programme Framework 667,000 Aw-Hassan, Aden 18-May-10 30-Jun-14 CRP 1.1 (50%) - CRP 3.5 (50%) 1218 Programme for Improved Water Management for Sustainable Mountain Agriculture: Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco 1,000,000 Karrou, Mohammed 16-Dec-10 31-Dec-14 CRP 1.1 (70%) - CRP 5 (30%) 1235 Improving the Food Security and Climate Change Adaptability of Livestock Producers using the Rainfed Barley-based System in Iraq and Jordan 1,500,000 Haddad, Nasri 7-Mar-11 31-Dec-14 CRP 1.1 (50%) - CRP 3.6 (50%) 1141 Dairy Goat Component of the Rural Microfinance and Livestock Support Programme 2,767,819 Saharawat, Yashpal 1-Jan-10 31-Mar-15 Non CRP (100%)
  4. 4. IFAD-funded Ongoing Projects Managed by ICARDA, October 2014- Cont. Budget Code Project Title Total Budget USD Project Manager Starting Date Completion Date CRP Mapping 1276/1312 Enhanced small-holder wheat-legume cropping systems to improve food security under changing climate in the drylands of West Asia and North Africa (WANA) 5,400,000 Kharrat, Mohamed 1-Jan-11 31-Oct-15 CRP 3.1 (60%) - CRP 3.5 (40%) 1314/1315/1 316/1317 Integrated Crop-Livestock Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification of Cereal-based Systems in North Africa and Central Asia Programme (CLCA) 1,500,000 Ben Salem, Hichem 23-Jan-13 22-Jan-16 CRP 1.1 (100%) 1324/1325/1 326 Knowledge Management in CACILM II 1,400,000 Ziadat, Feras 1-Feb-13 31-Jan-16 CRP 1.1 (100%) 1395 Integrated Agricultural Production Systems for the Poor and Vulnerable in Dry Land Areas: Nile Valley and Sub-Saharan Africa Region 1,500,000 Owaygen, Marwan 13-Mar-14 12-Mar-16 CRP 1.1 (100%) 1365 Community Livestock and Agriculture Project (CLAP) 6,825,000 Saharawat, Yashpal 9-Feb-14 8-Feb-20 CRP 1.1 (100%)
  5. 5. IFAD-funded Ongoing Projects Managed by ICARDA, October 2014 • Total of 9 projects: – 1 ended earlier this year – 2 ending by end of 2014 – 2 ending in 2015 (one with Asia & Pacific Division) – 3 ending in 2016 – 1 ending in 2020 (with Asia & Pacific Division) • Thematic focus – Water (1) – Integrated Crop-livestock/CC/CA (5) – Cropping systems (1) – KM (2)
  6. 6. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in NENA Region – Regional Projects Budget code Project Title Donor Project Manager Starting Date Completion Date Total Budget USD Implemented In 1287 Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa (SARD-SC) African Development Bank (AfDB) through the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Dr. Mohammed El-Mourid 27-May-12 30-Nov-16 15,500,000 Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sudan 1409 AFESD Support for the Implementation of ICARDA Decentralization Strategy and Investment Plan in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, and Sudan Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) Mr. Koen Geerts 16-Jul-14 31-Dec-17 3,479,749 Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, and Sudan 1290, 1292, 1293, 1295, 1296 Adapting Conservation Agriculture for Rapid Adoption by Smallholder Farmers in Northern Africa Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Dr. Mohammed El-Mourid 22-Jun-12 21-Jun-16 3,156,680 Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco 1134, 1308 Water and Livelihoods Initiative (WLI) Regional Implementation Funds United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Dr. Kristofer Francis Dodge 1-Oct-09 30-Sep-14 3,416,718 Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Tunisia 1226/ 1227/ 1270 Enhancement of Food Security in the Arab Region, AFESD, Kuwait Fund Support AFESD, Kuwait Fund, OFID Dr. Habib Halila 1-Sep-10 31-Dec-14 4,436,479 Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq,
  7. 7. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in NENA Region – Regional Projects- Cont. Budget code Project Title Donor Project Manager Starting Date Completion Date Total Budget USD Implemented In 1396/ 1407 Application of Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy (FIGS) in Australian Environment/FIGS – GIS/Frost Activities Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) Dr. Abdallah Bari 1-Jan-14 31-Dec-18 939,848 Morocco, Tunisis 1389 Pre-emptive chickpea pre-breeding for biotic stresses and germplasm enhancement for abiotic stresses Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Dr. Aladdin Hamwieh 1-Jan-14 31-Dec-18 930,892 Egypt, Lebanon 1388 Improving Heat Tolerance of Wheat Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Dr. Wuletaw Tadesse 1-Jan-14 31-Dec-18 839,939 Ethiopia, Lebanon, Sudan, Morocco 1331 Increasing food legumes production by small farmers to strengthen food and nutrition security through adoption of improved technologies and governance within south-south cooperation OCP Foundation Dr. Ashutosh Sarker 8-Feb-13 31-Dec-17 810,000 India, Morocco 1387 Focused Improvement of ICARDA/Australian Durum Germplasm for Abiotic Tolerance Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Dr. Miloudi Nachit 1-Jan-14 31-Dec-18 691,606 Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco 1017 Providing long-term funding for ex situ collections of germplasm held by ICARDA The Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT) Dr. Ahmed Amri 1-Jan-08 31-Dec-14 1,890,590
  8. 8. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in NENA Region – Regional Projects- Cont. Budget code Project Title Donor Project Manager Starting Date Completion Date Total Budget USD Implemented In 1386 Mining the ICARDA Barley GermplasmCollection for Biotic and Abiotic Priority Traits Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Dr. Ahmed Amri 1-Jan-14 31-Dec-18 628,490 Morocco, Lebanon 719 Administration of Funds within the Project "Saving Freshwater Resources with Salt-Tolerant Forage Production in Marginal Areas of WANA" Institut National des Recherches en Genie Rural, Eaux et Forets (INRGREF) Dr. Mohammed El-Mourid 8-Mar-05 30-Jun-14 399,275 1414 2014 Attributed Funding – Supporting conservation of genetic resources through the rehabilitation of storage facilities and laboratories at ICARDA relocation sites in Lebanon and Morocco Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Dr. Ahmed Amri 1-Jan-14 31-Dec-14 386,201 Lebanon, Morocco 1393 Development of Lentil Cultivar with High Concentration of Iron and Zinc HarvestPlus Challenge Program through CIAT/IFPRI Dr. Ashutosh Sarker 1-Jan-14 31-Dec-14 250,000 Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Morocco, Lebanon
  9. 9. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in NENA Region – Regional Projects- Cont. Budget code Project Title Donor Project Manager Starting Date Completion Date Total Budget USD Implemented In 1402 Enhancing Sustainability and Fodder Production of Lowland Pastures through Integrated Alley Cropping & Conservation Agriculture in Arid Agro-pastoral Ecosystems In Jordan, Yemen And Tunisia The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Dr. Mounir Louhaichi 1-Sep-14 31-Aug-16 150,000 Jordan, Yemen & Tunisia 1407 FIGS – GIS/Frost Activities Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Dr. Chandrashekhar Biradar/Dr. Abdallah Bari 1-Jan-14 31-Dec-18 140,345 Morocco, Tunisis 1385 Supporting coordination and cooperation in water management in the Euphrates and Tigris region Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)/the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) Dr. Theib Oweis 17-Apr-14 30-Sep-14 110,081 Iran, Iraq, Syria & Turkey
  10. 10. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in NENA Region – Regional Projects • 19 regional projects – 3 food security (wheat-based system) – 2 CA – 3 Water – 8 Genetic resources/crops breeding – 2 Legumes – 1 forage production
  11. 11. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in NENA Region – Country Projects Budget code Project Title Donor Project Manager Starting Date Completion Date Total Budget USD Implemented In 1087/ 1391 Libya Collaborative Program (Coordination and Training) Libya - Agricultural Research Center Dr. Mohammed El-Mourid 1-Jan-14 31-Dec-14 18,357,691 Libya 1300 Harmonized Support for Agriculture Development (HSAD) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Dr. Kamel Shideed 30-Sep-12 22-Jun-14 10,000,000 Iraq 1299 Development of Conservation Cropping Systems in the Drylands of northern Iraq Phase III Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Dr. Stephan Peter Loss 1-Jul-12 30-Sep-14 5,478,741 Iraq 1313 Project for Wheat Productivity Improvement towards Food Self-sufficiency, Year 2 Activities Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Mr. Charles Kleinermann 24-Dec-12 31-Jul-14 634,160 Iraq 1415 Capacity Development for Agriculture and Water Management for Iraq and Regional Countries The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Mr. Charles Kleinermann 14-Sep-14 31-Dec-14 139,848 Iraq 1353 Irrigation Sector Training for Yen Loan Project in Iraq The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Mr. Charles Kleinermann 9-Oct-13 31-Mar-14 103,120 Iraq
  12. 12. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in NENA Region – Country Projects- Cont. Budget code Project Title Donor Project Manager Starting Date Completion Date Total Budget USD Implemented In 1301, 1328, 1329, 1330 Management of Water and Salinity in the Nile Delta: A Cross-scale Integrated Analysis of Efficiency and Equity Issues -ICARDA, IWMI, ARC & NWRC Component Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Dr. Biju George 1-Sep-12 31-Aug-16 2,542,031 Egypt 370 Optimizing On-farm Water and Land Productivity in Irrigated Agriculture in Egypt Agricultural Research Center (ARC) - Egypt Dr. Atef Swelam 1-Sep-07 31-Dec-14 489,444 Egypt 372 Genetic Biodiversity of Indigenous Small Ruminants Genetic Resources Tolerant to Abiotic Stress in Hot and Dry Areas Agricultural Research Center (ARC) - Egypt Dr. Barbara Rischkowsky 1-Sep-07 31-Dec-14 312,938 Egypt 366 Heat Tolerance in Bread Wheat for Southern Egypt for Adaptation to Climate Change Agricultural Research Center (ARC) - Egypt Dr. Wuletaw Tadesse Degu 1-Sep-07 31-Dec-14 165,894 Egypt 364 Integrated Management of Orobanche and Foliar Diseases of Faba Bean in North Egypt Agricultural Research Center (ARC)- Egypt Dr. Marwan Owaygen 1-Sep-07 31-Dec-14 115,646 Egypt 1408 Position of CIRAD Researcher with ICARDA’s Cairo Office Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) Dr. Marwan Owaygen 1-Sep-14 31-Aug-15 25,888 Egypt
  13. 13. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in NENA Region – Country Projects- Cont. Budget code Project Title Donor Project Manager Starting Date Completion Date Total Budget USD Implemented In 1341, 1342 India-Morocco Food Legumes Initiative – Morocco Component OCP & INRA Contribution OCP Foundation (OCP)/National Institute for Agronomical Research (INRA) Dr. Mohammed El-Mourid 22-May- 13 31-Aug-14 663,368 Morocco 709 Institutional backstopping Moroccan Collaborative Grants Program (MCGP) Dr. Mohammed El-Mourid 20-Oct-04 31-Dec-14 374,354 Morocco 1283 Optimising Subsidiary Crop Applications in Rotations (OSCAR) European Commission (EC) Dr. Sripada M. Udupa 1-Apr-12 31-Mar-16 176,156 Morocco 1304 On-farm Conservation and Mining of Local Faba Bean Landraces of Morocco for Biotic and Abiotic Stresses Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Dr. Sripada M. Udupa 2-Aug-12 31-Oct-14 118,000 Morocco 1351 Development of phenotyping protocols for heat tolerance screening in lentil United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through ICRISAT Dr. Michel Edmond Ghanem 15-Jun-13 14-Jun-14 10,000 Morocco 1352 Developing a simple model for lentil development, growth and yield United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through ICRISAT Dr. Michel Edmond Ghanem 15-Jun-13 14-Jun-14 9,650 Morocco 394 Integrated Natural Resources Management in Rainfed Agricultural Systems in Morocco Moroccan Collaborative Grants Program (MCGP) Dr. Mohammed El-Mourid 1-Oct-07 19-Mar-17 313,990 Morocco
  14. 14. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in NENA Region – Country Projects- Cont. Budget code Project Title Donor Project Manager Starting Date Completion Date Total Budget USD Implemented In 1322 Adaptation to Climate Change of the Mediterranean Agricultural Systems- ACLIMAS European Union (EU) through CIHEAM Dr. Theib Oweis 29-Dec-11 28-Dec-15 190,083 Algeria 1307 Community-based interventions for Productive Use of Greywater at Home Farming in Jordan United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Dr. Mohammad Boufaroua 1-Sep-12 31-Mar-14 75,000 Jordan 1217 Development of Community-based Informal Seed Production Enterprises for Promoting the Conservation of Field Crop Landraces in Palestine The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) Dr. Halim Ben Haj Salah 1-Jan-11 31-Dec-14 284,497 Palestine 1390 Strengthening Livestock Holders’ Livelihoods in Area C (Rawasi) funded by the European Union and Austrian Development Agency through Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc. (CARE) Dr. Halim Ben Haj Salah 11-Jan-13 31-Oct-15 187,546 Palestine 1199 Umbrella Hosted Researcher (IWMI) International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Dr. Theib Oweis 1-Oct-10 30-Sep-14 86,962 Syria 1305 On-farm Conservation and Mining of Local Durum Wheat and Barley Landraces of Tunisia for Biotic and Abiotic Stresses, Enhanced Food Security, and Adaptation to Climate Change Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Dr. Sripada M. Udupa 2-Aug-12 31-Oct-14 175,820 Tunisia 1172 Genetic Differences, Conservation, and Utilization of Tunis Sheep in Tunisia and the United States United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dr. Mohammed El-Mourid 30-Sep-09 29-Sep-14 30,000 Tunisia
  15. 15. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in NENA Region – Country Projects • 26 Country-specific (bilateral) projects: – 7 Morocco (including country funding): legumes, CA, cropping systems and INRM – 6 Egypt (including country funding): water and salinity mgt., livestock, crops (wheat, legumes, barely) – 5 Iraq: CA, crops/seeds, date palm, CD – 2 Palestine: seed systems, livestock – 2 Tunisia: durum wheat and sheep – 1 each of Algeria, Jordan, Libya, and Syria
  16. 16. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in APRP Region Project BC Project Title Donor Project Leader Starting Date Ending Date Total Budget USD Implemented In 701 Date Palm Project Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Mohammad Al-Abid 1-Jan-04 31-Dec-18 5,499,962 All GCC countries 1134 Water and Livelihoods Initiative (WLI) Regional Implementation Funds United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Dr. Kristofer Francis Dodge 1-Oct-09 30-Sep-14 2,877,178 Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Yemen 1369, 1370, 1371 Improving Food Security and Sustainable Natural Resources Management through Enhancing Integrated Agricultural Production Systems in the Arabian Peninsula (Fourth Phase) Integrated Agricultural Production Systems APRP (AFESD) Dr. Azaiez Belgacem 1-Jan-14 31-Dec-17 2,127,566 All GCC countries & Yemen 1402 Enhancing Sustainability and Fodder Production of Lowland Pastures through Integrated Alley Cropping & Conservation Agriculture in Arid Agro-pastoral Ecosystems In Jordan, Yemen And Tunisia The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Dr. Mounir Louhaichi 1-Sep-14 31-Aug-16 150,000 Jordan, Yemen & Tunisia
  17. 17. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in CAC Region Project BC Project Title Donor Project Leader Starting Date Ending Date Total Budget USD Implemented In 1344 Russian Federation for the Implementation of the Research and Capacity Building Program Eurasian Center for Food Security at Moscow State University (ECFS)- Russia Dr. Jozef Turok 1-Jan-12 31-Dec-14 5,484,400 CAC 1153 Utilization of wild relatives of wheat in developing salinity tolerant winter wheat with improved quality for Central Asia Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) Dr. Ayed Al Abdalla 1-Jan-10 31-Dec-14 1,608,000 CAC
  18. 18. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in CAC Region- Cont. Project BC Project Title Donor Project Leader Starting Date Ending Date Total Budget USD Implemented In 1297 Community action for reforestation of foothills as a sustainable approach of climate change adaptation and pre-condition for development of alternative livelihoods in Uzbekistan Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) Dr. Stefanie Christmann 1-Sep-12 28-Feb-14 131,465 Uzbekistan 1327 Introduction of Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) in Uzbekistan; a new ecosystem-based adaptation strategy Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) Dr. Stefanie Christmann 15-Mar-13 28-Feb-14 127,765 Uzbekistan 1263 Sorghum and Pearl Millet for Crop Diversification Improved Crop-Livestock Productivity and Farmers Livelihood in Central Asia The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) Dr. Zakir Khalikulov 1-Jul-11 30-Jun-14 66,000 Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 1350 The Economics of Land and Soil Degradation (ELD) - Research based support for development actions University of Bonn - Center for Development Research (ZEF) Dr. Aden Aw- Hassan 11-Oct-13 31-Dec-14 33,488 Uzbekistan
  19. 19. Other Ongoing Projects Implemented by ICARDA in CAC Region • 6 Projects – 3 Regional: Integrated systems; salinity-tolerant wheat varieties; cropping/livestock systems – 3 Country-specific- Uzbekistan: NRM & CC; Farming Systems; Economics of Land and Soil Degradation
  20. 20. Outputs and Achievements of IFAD-Funded Grants
  21. 21. Grants Management, Implementation and Governance • Inception meeting with partners for work plan development and budget • Annual Technical Coordination meetings • Annual Steering Committee meetings • Grants Management System • Projects Management and Implementation Supervision • Progress and final reporting • Consultations with donors • Mid-term and/or final external reviews • External Auditing
  22. 22. NEN/IFAD- ICARDA Partnership What is Next?
  23. 23. The NEN/IFAD-ICARDA Strategic Partnership • Linking Research with Development Investment • Priority themes for the generation of improved technologies and practices – Improving agricultural productivity and food security – Sustainable management of natural resources and climate change adaptation – Sustainable intensification and resilience of production systems; income diversification and linking small farmers to markets – Cross cutting themes: rural poverty analysis for targeting pro-poor research and development investments; gender mainstreaming and empowerment of women; capacity development • Technical Backstopping to the development and implementation of investment programs and projects – Input into the development of IFAD country strategies: poverty mapping, strategic directions and investment priorities – Input into the technical design of programs and projects: assessment of the NR base, selection of technologies, production systems and cropping patterns, up/out scaling mechanisms, impact pathways,.. – Input into project design, supervision, mid-term and completion reviews, and impact assessment – Capacity development – Knowledge Management
  24. 24. Thematic Priority Areas for Discussion • Based on previous consultations with NEN/IFAD and recommendations of Steering Committee meetings of Grants: – Yield Gap for sustainable productivity growth and food security ( ) – Sustainable intensification and resilience of production systems (within the framework of CRP DS action sites in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia)- co-funding with CRP DS and FAO – Water and Livelihoods (co-funding with USAID and in line with Water Scarcity Initiative of FAO for NENA) – Date palm for improved rural livelihoods and diversified income (Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia & AP- self funded) – Integrated Highlands production systems for improved livelihoods and resilience (Algeria, Morocco, CAC- co-funding with Russia) – Ex-post Impact Assessment to IFAD’s investment in ICARDA and beyond
  25. 25. Thank You for Your Attention

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