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<ul><ul><li>The BecA-ILRI Hub </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realizing the promise! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jimmy Smith </l...
<ul><ul><li>POINTS TO PONDER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The nature of the challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relying of ...
<ul><ul><li>The nature of the challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The wake up call of the 2008 food price crisis </li></u...
Additional Grains 1048 million tonnes  more to 2050 human consumption 458 million MT Livestock 430 million MT Monogastrics...
<ul><ul><li>The nature of the challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reversing the investment performance </li></ul></ul>
OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PUBLIC SPENDING (Sub-Saharan Africa) AGRICULTURE 4% RURAL 75% AGRICULTURE 4% WORLD POOR
Early 1990s Early 2000s Official development assistance (ODA): 17% World Bank lending: 30% Official development assistance...
<ul><ul><li>The nature of the challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Security –the particular case of Africa </li></ul>...
Increasing….except in Sub-Saharan Africa World Bank 2007
AFRICA IS A GROWING NET IMPORT REGION
<ul><ul><li>Relying on past evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This challenge was dealt with before </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
<ul><ul><li>What are the opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The world is relying on Biotechnology this time  </li></...
<ul><ul><li>What are the opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The facilities to conduct such science is brought to Afr...
<ul><ul><li>Grasping the opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create ownership and alignment with NEPAD/CAADP  (include ...
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The BecA-ILRI Hub: Realizing the promise!

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Presented by Jimmy Smith at the BecA Hub Donor Consultation, Nairobi, 13 December 2011

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The BecA-ILRI Hub: Realizing the promise!

  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>The BecA-ILRI Hub </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realizing the promise! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jimmy Smith </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ILRI Director General </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BecA Hub Donor Consultation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13 December 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>POINTS TO PONDER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The nature of the challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relying of past evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grasping the opportunities </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>The nature of the challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The wake up call of the 2008 food price crisis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Malthus (1798) turning in his grave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The global food security challenge in summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.5 B more people by 2050 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70% more food by then </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80% by productivity gains </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Additional Grains 1048 million tonnes more to 2050 human consumption 458 million MT Livestock 430 million MT Monogastrics dominate biofuels 160 million MT
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>The nature of the challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reversing the investment performance </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PUBLIC SPENDING (Sub-Saharan Africa) AGRICULTURE 4% RURAL 75% AGRICULTURE 4% WORLD POOR
  7. 7. Early 1990s Early 2000s Official development assistance (ODA): 17% World Bank lending: 30% Official development assistance (ODA): 12% World Bank lending: 15% Official development assistance (ODA): 4% World Bank lending: <10% … but overall ODA has not recovered World Bank and bilateral investments recovering ….. but very slowly
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>The nature of the challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Security –the particular case of Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production increasing but lags behind population growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsustainable heavy reliance on imports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neglect of agriculture –especially livestock </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Increasing….except in Sub-Saharan Africa World Bank 2007
  10. 10. AFRICA IS A GROWING NET IMPORT REGION
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Relying on past evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This challenge was dealt with before </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology played an enormous part </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biological-Mendel’s contribution (1865) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford and Rockefeller Foundations –the CGIAR –the Green Revolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the creation and funding of BecA the African equivalent in history? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>What are the opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The world is relying on Biotechnology this time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can do things faster and with more precision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can maize be made as water efficient as sorghum? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From C3 to more C4 crops ( wheat, rice etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop vaccines for ECF, CBPP, ACF, PPR etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boran with milking performance of Jerseys? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>What are the opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The facilities to conduct such science is brought to Africa through the BecA hub at a scale that could have an impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity can be built among African scientist in sufficient numbers to make a difference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage the expertise and agenda of other CGIAR centres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate-catalyze-add value-leverage the work of others –particularly of CAADP partners </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>Grasping the opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create ownership and alignment with NEPAD/CAADP (include in governance) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop explicit agenda setting mechanisms and processes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand the core funding base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CAADP Africa agenda </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NARS flagships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put in place an accountability framework that inspires confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Donors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More harmonious intra and extra-institutional working relationship </li></ul></ul>

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