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Digitally-enabled information and service platforms for pro-poor agro-livestock value chains


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Presentation by Ficarelli, P.P.; Samaddar, A.; Padmakumar, V.; Sharbendu Benerjee, S. Presentation to an ILRI- IBM Informal meeting, New Delhi, India, 31 August 2010

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Digitally-enabled information and service platforms for pro-poor agro-livestock value chains

  1. 1. Digitally- enabled Information & Service Platforms for Pro-poor Agro-Livestock Value Chains National Workshop on Agribusiness Knowledge Exchange Hyderabad, NAARM 22-24 April 2010 ILRI- IBM Informal meeting IBM Research Labs Vasant Kunji ND 31 August 2010 By: ILRI - Pier Paolo Ficarelli (ILRI KM ), Arindam Samaddar (ILRI-CSISA), V. Padmakumar (ILRI-EKSL), Sharbendu Benerjee (CABI-ASIA)
  2. 2. Small holding mixed farms represents largest portion of India food producing unit. Smallholders’ farm SUSTAINABLE intensification will be crucial to ensure national food supply, environmental services and poverty reduction Challenges  Organizational capacity  Access to information and services (production & markets)  Collapse of Agricultural Extension Services  Information asymmetry in Agro-Value Chains VISION for ICT4D in Agro-Livestock value chains: Information & Service linkages for ALL the rural unconnected
  3. 3. International Livestock Research Institute is part of the CGIAR an International Consortium for Agricultural Research Head Office: Nairobi (Addis Abeba, affiliated centre) Global mandate: Pro-poor livestock development research ILRI Asia (India)  Livestock value chains Research dairy, pigs & goats)  Fodder and Feed  Animal and Public Health  Conservation of animal genetic resources  Capacity building in pro-poor livestock development  Policy advice Funding: UN, EU, BMGF, BMZ/GTZ, DFID etc. Partners in India: SRTT, ICAR, BAIF, BASIX, NDDB
  4. 4. imGoaT Small ruminant value chains for reducing poverty and increasing food security in dry-land areas of India and Mozambique
  5. 5. imGoaT Goal: To increase incomes and food security in a sustainable manner by enhancing pro-poor small ruminant value chains in India and Mozambique Objectives: 1. to pilot sustainable and replicable organizational and technical models to strengthen goat value chains in India and Mozambique that increase incomes, reduce vulnerability and enhance welfare amongst marginalized groups, including women 2. to document, communicate and promote appropriate evidence-based model(s) for sustainable, pro-poor goat value chains Leading Organinsation: ILRI Partners: CARE international (Mozambique) BAIF, BASIX (India) Donors: EU-IFAD Project Duration: Oct. 2010-2013
  6. 6. V. Padmakumar - ILRI Senior Project Manager
  7. 7. TATA-ILRI Partnership Programme Uttarakhand Jharkhand Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Himmotthan CInI NEI Dairying Goatery Piggery Tata Trusts’ Livestock-based livelihood programmes 1. Co-creation of knowledge CREATIONider Supportive Role of ILRI Co-create need based Knowledge 3. Capacity Strengthening Strengthen partner capacities (including technical and soft skills) 4. Policy Facilitation Facilitate all-inclusive pro-poor policy dialogue ELKS Supportive Role of ILRI 2. Knowledge sharing Sharing existing and /or co-created knowledge to partners
  8. 8. Reduction of: •Poverty, hunger •Env. degradation Adaptive research on dual purpose pigeon pea in Uttarakhand 1. Farmer –led variety trials comparing local and improved pigeon pea varieties 2. Promotion of large scale seed production by farmers for local seed provision Knowledge co-creation
  9. 9. NORTH EAST JKD UKD Other Knowledge Sharing Platforms (National, Regional & International) Central KM Platform Knowledge Sharing and Cooperation Approach Action-research at village level NING as social media and digital repository of project information Action-research at village level Action-research at village level
  10. 10. Raising Livestock Productivity through Improved Feeding as part of the CSISA Project Initiative for South Asia Arindam Samaddar, CSISA/ILRI Senior Researcher
  11. 11. Cereal System Initiative South Asia (CSISA) Goal: To decrease hunger and malnutrition and to increase food and income security of resource-poor farm families in South Asia through the accelerated development and inclusive deployment of new cereal varieties, sustainable management technologies, and policies. Objectives: 1. Widespread delivery and adaptation of production and post-harvest technologies to increase cereal production and raise incomes. 2. Crop and resource management practices for sustainable future cereal-based systems. 3. High-yielding, stress-tolerant, and disease- and insect-resistant rice, wheat and maize varieties and hybrids for current and future cereal and mixed crop-livestock systems. 4. Technology targeting and improved policies for inclusive agricultural growth. 5. Creating a new generation of scientists and professional agronomists for cereal systems research and management. 6. Project management, communication and impact assessment Leading Organinsation: IRRI, Philippines Donors: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  12. 12. Livestock in the cereal farming systems  Rice and wheat are the basis of mixed irrigated systems in South Asia  Strong interactions in the systems between cereal crops and livestock, straws for feeding and for soils  Livestock is important contributions to rural livelihoods, especially for resource poor farmers and women
  13. 13. CSISA Livestock Component Objectives  Analysis of straw & fodder quality of rice, wheat & maize cultivars and feedback of results to crop breeders  Assessment of opportunities for more efficient livestock integration in cereal systems: • Feeding strategies development and dissemination • Farmer (e)valuation of fodder/straw of different cereal cultivars • Comparison of fodder quality traits- in vitro, in vivo and on- farm
  14. 14. Mobile Technology Enabled Agro-advisory Brining Science @ Farm Gate through Technology Sharbendu Banerjee - Project & Business Development Manager-CABI South Asia India.
  15. 15. CABI is an UK-based intergovernmental not- for- profit research and development organisation owned by 44 countries and having India as a major stakeholder Head Office: Wallingford (U.K.), 16 offices world-wide Global mandate: Providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and improve people’ s lives CABI South-Asia  Global Plant Clinics (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan Nepal)  Mobile-enabled Agro-Info Services (IKSL-India)  Coffee leaf rust resilience ( India & 4 African countries)  Invasive alien species control (India-U.K.) Where: 18 States (IKSL), Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu (CLR) North India (IS & GPC) CABI has the world’s best digital knowledge repository in agriculture and bio-science referred by the scientific community
  16. 16. CABI Services  We provide scientific backstopping service to existing agro-advisory Helplines  We develop contents for dissemination to farmers through digital and print channels  We build capacity of the extension service providers though training, information aggregation and Knowledge Management  As an international organization, we can establish linkages and collaboration between national and international agriculture research institutions
  17. 17. Our Agro-advisory Model © CABI South Asia India 2009 Partner's Knowledge Repository Local Agriculture Expert Partner's Helpline Operator Other CABI Centres Farmers’ Query Solution Process Knowledge dissemination process Knowledge Dissemination Help Line Query
  18. 18. Thank You for your Attention!