Partnerships• IITA, CIAT, icipe, ILRI, CIP, AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center, ICRAF-The World Agroforestry Center, IWMI, and Bioversity International
Strategic Objectives• The Humidtropics strategic objectives are: – Accelerate household use of innovations and technologies derived from systems and component research activities. – Improve the use of innovations and technologies that promote a balance between enhancing livelihoods and sustaining the biological and ecological integrity of natural resources. – Increase economic and social returns to households from agricultural production systems within livelihoods frameworks. – Enhance partner and policy support to livelihood frameworks. – Increase and assess the value of the CRP for the poor and vulnerable.
Action AreasTo realize tangible synergies between Centers and partners, Humidtropics opts for a common approach towards R4D in well-defined Action Areas across Tropical Africa, America, and Asia. This will allow comparison and learning, resulting in international public goods, but also local specific solutions.Strategic: The selected Action Areas encompass all these development paths and a diversity of supportive systems and drivers of change.Urgent needs: The Action Areas have relatively high population densities where intensification and rural transformation are urgently needed.Representativeness: The Action Areas are characterized by a wide diversity of relevant farming systems, institutional environments, and policy frameworks. The targeted farming systems have a large scaling-out potential.Furthering earlier investments: Interventions to be implemented in Humidtropics are based on existing expertise of the Centers and their partners.
Tropical Africa Length of growing period (days) Farming systems East and Central African West-African Action Area Action Area Legend Large commercial & smallholder Agro-pastoral millet/sorghumLegend Pastoral Coastal artisanal fishing Action Areas Southern Tree crop Forest based African Rice-tree based <= 60 days 60-120 Action Area Highland perennial Highland temperate mixed 120-180 Root crop 180-270 Cereal-root crop mixed > 270 Maize mixed Travel time to markets (hours) Livestock density (TLU km-2) LegendLegend <= 5 TLU km-2 <= 2 hours 5-10 2-4 10-20 4-8 20-40 >8 > 40
Inputs and outputs shared with other MPsMPs Inputs from other MPs Inputs to other MPsMP1.1 Shared system approaches and Shared system approaches and evaluation evaluation methods methodsMP1.2MP2 Guidance about policies, institutions and Feedback about political, institutional and market issues applicable to humid market-related needs and about policy systems implementationMP3 Component technologies, general Results of testing component technologies in knowledege about crop/livestock broader humid and sub-humid system constraints and management, models environmentsMP4 Lessons and experiences to promote Feedback about health and nutrition related health and nutritional aspects of needs in the humid and sub-humid tropics, households in humid tropics information about interfaces among agriculture and health systemsMP5 Methods,technologies, approaches and Feedback about soil and water management decision support tools for managing soil related needs, and feedback about the and water in humid systems performance of technologies and models in a systems context, and trade-off analysis.MP6 Knowledge, policy analysis and Feedback about the role of trees in improving technologies livelihood frameworks in humid systemsMP7 Adaptation and mitigation strategies, Feedback about adaptation and mitigation models and decision-support tools related strategies, its role in system resilience, results to climate change of modeling applied with a systems perspective.
HumidtropicsResearch Questions Research outputsWhat are the system opportunities and Base line information on system opportunities andconstraints? constraintsHow do you assess changes at system level? Tools, methods, and indicators for measuring changes at system levelHow do you identify the best options for improved Decision-support tools to identify best betscomponents or combination of components that (system components and combinations thatcontribute to diversification, productivity and long- contribute to diversification, productivity, and long-term ecological integrity? term ecological integrity)What options are best suited to particular farm Best bets (system components and combinationshousehold circumstances? that contribute to diversification and improved productivity) evaluated with participatory action research, with particular focus on genderHow can access to production support services Production support services strengthened forbe improved to facilitate access, scaling out and assessment, adoption, and scaling-up/out bestup? bets
HumidtropicsResearch Questions Research outputsHow will system interventions affect ecological Models/methods to assess system interventions inintegrity of natural resource or socio-economic ecological and socio-economic term, includingconditions of households? gender and equityHow can long term ecological integrity of Best bet system interventions that maintain ornatural resources at the community/landscape improve long term ecological integrity naturallevel be maintained or improved with system resources at the community/landscape levelinterventions?How do we determine the best option for value Decision-support tools to identify best optionsaddition from productivity or other components among value-added availablefor the system?What are the best bets for value addition Best options of value-added strategies identifiedstrategies for farmers? through participatory action research with particular focus on gender.How do value adding strategies affect Value-added strategies assessed in terms ofhouseholds, their vulnerability, and the long household gender equity, livelihood frameworkterm ecological integrity of the natural vulnerability, and long-term ecological integrity ofresources? natural resources.
HumidtropicsResearch Questions Research outputsHow can access to market support services be Market support services strengthened tostrengthened to facilitate scaling up and out of value facilitate adoption and scaling-up and out ofadding strategies? value-added strategiesHow can access to formal and informal financial and Assessment of the livelihood frameworkcapitol resources be enhanced equitably to improve access to formal and informal financial andlivelihood frameworks? capitol resources in terms of equity and long term effectsWhat is the current capacity for systems analysis and Assessments of the learning competencies onimprovement among different stakeholders? system analysis and improvement for different stakeholder groupsWhat are effective approaches for capacity Tools and methods for capacity building indevelopment for systems analysis and improvement effective system analysis and improvementfor different stakeholder groups (farmer level,development workers, and researchers)?What are effective approaches for cross-stakeholder Effective cross-stakeholder learninglearning for system analysis and improvement? approaches
HumidtropicsResearch Questions Research outputsDo system-oriented capacity building approaches deliver Effective system oriented capacity buildingenhanced system productivity? tools and methodsWhat (where, how) kinds of partnership arrangements Successful partnership models for rangework at different scales that stimulate change? of scales.What is the smallest stakeholder unit that should be Stakeholder unit as an innovation actorconsidered as an innovation actor (farmer, farmer identified for novel partnerships for systemcollective, federation) in novel partnership arrangements changeleading to system change?How can partnership models at different scales be linked Mechanisms for creating vertical linkagesto lead to system change? for knowledge and product flow between stakeholder groups at multiple scalesWhat are effective approaches for scaling out Effective approaches to scaling outknowledge-intensive management and systems knowledge-intensiveinterventions? products/management strategies/systemsWhat are the most effective mechanisms for bringing Suite of strategies for influencing policyabout changes in policy and practice leading to system and practicechange?
Allocation of budget to partners %0.25 0.20.15 0.10.05 0 IITA ICRAF CIP CIAT Bioversity ICIPE ILRI IMWI AVRDC
Allocation of Budget to Regions 100% 80% 60% America Asia Africa 40% 20% 0% 2011 2012 2013