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More meat, milk and fish by and for the poor: Improving access to critical animal-source foods


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Presented by Tom Randolph at the Livestock and Fish Annual Review & Planning Meeting, Addis Ababa, 20-22 May 2013

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More meat, milk and fish by and for the poor: Improving access to critical animal-source foods

  1. 1. More meat, milk and fish by and for the poor:Improving access to critical animal-source foods1st Annual Review & Planning MeetingTom RandolphAddis Ababa, 20-22 May 2013
  2. 2. What did we sign up to?Can our research:• More effectively contribute to meeting the challenge offeeding 9 billion people in 2050?• Demonstrate that smallholders and the poor—and especiallywomen-- can contribute to and benefit from producing ashare of that food?• Establish the strategic role animal-source foods can play?• Increase productivity of small-scale production andmarketing systems?– ‘by the poor’  poverty reduction– ‘for the poor’  food security
  3. 3. Proposed: an experimentto accelerate research to impact at scale Organize and aim better our intensification agenda for animalagriculture Pool together more effectively our CGIAR resources Partners rather than subcontractors Integrated teams rather than work packages 4 key features to change ‘the way we do our business’
  4. 4. ConsumersSolutions developed for isolated issues in specific settings, butignoring other constraints in the value chain that discourage uptakeInputs & Services Production Processing Marketing Country AInputs & Services Production Processing Marketing ConsumersInputs & Services Production Processing Marketing Country Country Country BTo address why we haven’t had impactIs it the piecemeal nature of our research?
  5. 5. Strategic L&F CRP Cross-cutting Platforms• Technology Generation• Market Innovation• Targeting & ImpactConsumersR4D integrated totransform selectedvalue chainsin targetedcommodities andcountries.Value chain development team + research partnersGLOBAL RESEARCHPUBLIC GOODSINTERVENTIONS TO SCALEOUT REGIONALLY#1: Addressing the whole value chainMajor intervention with development partnersApproach: Solution-driven R4D to achieve impact#2: Working directly to design and support intervention at scale#3: In partnership with development actors
  6. 6. #4 Focus, focus, focus!Working in 8 target value chains  accountabilityPIGSAQUACULTURESHEEP & GOATSDAIRY
  7. 7. Our engagement in a value chain embodies our impact pathwayApproach: Solution-driven R4D to achieve impactYear 1  Year 8-12Program horizon in a target value chainRelativedegreeofinvolvementResearchpartnersDevelopmentpartnersAssessmentMobilizationBest betsExperimentsEvaluationEvidenceDesignPilotingLessonsContextAdvocacyDisseminationAttractinginvestmentImplementinglarge-scaleinterventionsKnowledgepartnerAlong the Impact Pathway
  8. 8. Status• Partnership of 4 CGIAR Centres• Officially started January 1st, 2012• Forming core team• Developing strategy by Theme and value chain• Identifying strategic partners• Consolidating ongoing activities
  9. 9. So far?• Good flow of technology research outputs and outcomes fromlegacy and new projects• Created momentum in 3 valuechains• Dairy forum in Tanzania• VCA tools• Gender strategy• Several new joint projects andcross-CRP collaborations• Improved tilapia strains• Thermo-tolerant vaccine forpeste des petits ruminants• Improved Brachiaria varieties
  10. 10. Mixed funding successTOTAL Approved = US$99.6mRestrictedmobilizedCG FundRestrictedGAP2/3 funding secured
  11. 11. With many challenges• It has been confusing!• Consortium and CRPs: Making up the rules as wego along• Centers: adapting to CRPs• Funding uncertainty• Planning and reporting requirements• Forming teams• Musical chairs• Fragmented responsibilities and multi-tasking• Several critical gaps• Developing implementation plans and vision• Too many meetings!
  12. 12. How can we get it to gell?• We must internalize our objective: designingsmart interventions• We need new methods and frameworks thatsupport this approach• Processes for value chain engagement• Methods that allow us to interact to designappropriate solutions• Biological and social sciences• Field to lab• Continuously challenge our assumptions – what’sthe evidence that this approach is useful?
  13. 13. How can we get it to gell?• Partnering better• Research: not just collaboration• Development: how do we work together?• Make this your agenda!
  14. 14. Recognize the opportunity!• For you as a researcher• Clear and stable objective: role of IDOs• (Relatively) stable funding• ‘Field laboratories’ with economies of scale• Able to dig in and follow through research questions• Open field for new methods and demand for results• For you as a researcher-for-development• Clear objectives and relevance• Obligation to translate into impact at scale• Living multidisciplinarity• Longer-term, more meaningful partnerships
  15. 15. Next 3 days• Get to know the program• Help us figure out how to make it work better• Engage in the planning• Understand how you can contribute• Meet our SPAC and key partners• Let’s generate a buzz!
  16. 16. More meat, milk and fish by and for the poor:IDOs and Targets1st Annual Review & Planning MeetingAddis, 21 May 2013
  17. 17. ResearchOutputsResearchOutcomesIntermediateDevelopmentOutcomesImpactsMethods +capacity tosustain VCdevelopmentSLO2Increasedfood securityActionableOptionsProcessEvidenceIncreasedproductivityEvidencebase +partnershipsto attractinvestmentforinterventionSLO1ReducedpovertyMore supply(qlty & qnty)More income +employmentHigher share forwomenMore of nutrientgap filled by ASFLower unitenvirnmt impactsSupportingpolicies/investmentSLO3Improvednutrition &healthSLO4SustainableNRMIntermediate Development Outcomes arechanges achieved through anticipateddevelopment interventions in our valuechains
  18. 18. IDO Example from Aquatic Ag SysIncreased and more equitable income earned by lowincome value chain actors in aquatic agriculturalsystems, with increased share captured by womenSpecific CRP targets (within 12 years):• 50% increase in income from AAS value chains in 500,000poor households in the Polder Zone of Bangladesh, with 40%of that income earned by women• 60% increase in income from AAS value chains in 50,000 poorhouseholds in the Barotse floodplain of Zambia, with 40% ofthat income earned by women
  19. 19. Defining IDO targets1. What’s the adoption domain?2. What is the best indicator?3. What is a reasonable change in indicator?4. What is a reasonable number ofbeneficiaries?
  20. 20. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. The CGIAR ResearchProgram on Livestock and Fish aims to increase the productivity of small-scale livestock and fish systems in sustainableways, making meat, milk and fish more available and affordable across the developing world.CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and