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“ The State of ILRI” APM, Addis Ababa, April 2010 Carlos Ser é, Director General  ILRI April 2010
Key messages  <ul><li>1 .  CGIAR reform process moving rapidly; ILRI has opportunity drive international livestock researc...
The evolving context <ul><li>Food price crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture back on the agenda </li></ul><ul><li>New fund...
Why livestock in a CGIAR agenda <ul><li>Potential to address poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Threat of global bads (methane, eme...
Research for development paradigm: knowledge to action strong systems basis biotechnology and ICTs as key levers   innovat...
ILRI in the MPs <ul><li>Agricultural systems for the poor and vulnerable </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling agricultural incomes f...
Sustainable intensification  <ul><li>Sustainable intensification in smallholder crop/livestock systems; improving system e...
Vulnerability  <ul><li>Vulnerability – Identifying livestock interventions to reduce the vulnerability of livestock depend...
Climate change  <ul><li>Climate change – livestock based adaptation to impacts of climate change; growing trade offs betwe...
Food safety  and market access   <ul><li>SPS and markets – Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues, growing market require...
Emerging zoonotic diseases  <ul><li>Emerging diseases – combating bird flu and other emerging diseases in developing count...
Vaccines   <ul><li>Vaccine development for livestock diseases;  focus on addressing common  problem of improving the immun...
Conservation and Sustainable Use of Animal Genetic Resources <ul><li>Priority setting for conservation </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Challenge <ul><li>How we integrate all of this in a new CONSORTIUM and MPs? </li></ul><ul><li>Gender? </li></ul><ul><li>Ca...
Performance indicators – ILRI publications 2006-2009 ** Not audited Indicator 2006 2007 2008 2009** Pubs/ scientist in Tho...
Resource mobilization (1)  Strategy and results  <ul><li>New CGIAR funding likely have little/no core funds for centres  <...
Resource mobilization (2) Some examples  <ul><li>New competitive science funding through NSF/Gates program for basic resea...
Resource mobilization (3) <ul><li>Strategy to diversify funding sources and seek larger grants having some success  </li><...
Financial outlook  2009 results and 2010 budget  Results  Budget  2009    2010 (April)   Income* 57.73 44.634   Expenses* ...
Knowledge management and information services  <ul><li>Several new approaches  being implemented to improve knowledge shar...
 
Key messages  <ul><li>1 .  CGIAR reform process moving rapidly; ILRI has opportunity drive international livestock researc...
ILRI Spearheading a  New Way Forward  <ul><li>ILRI’s value proposition   </li></ul><ul><li>“ ILRI is creating and integrat...
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The State of ILRI

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Presentation by Carlos Seré, Director General ILRI for the ILRI Annual Program Meeting (APM) 2010, held at ILRI campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 14-17, 2010.

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The State of ILRI

  1. 1. “ The State of ILRI” APM, Addis Ababa, April 2010 Carlos Ser é, Director General ILRI April 2010
  2. 2. Key messages <ul><li>1 . CGIAR reform process moving rapidly; ILRI has opportunity drive international livestock research agenda in the new CGIAR; ILRI scientists need to help shape megaprograms </li></ul><ul><li>2. ILRI needs to focus on limited number of development related initiatives, where we have core competencies to deliver outcomes & impact; </li></ul><ul><li>3. CGIAR consortium funding uncertain. Resource mobilization will be major challenge in new CGIAR. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The evolving context <ul><li>Food price crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture back on the agenda </li></ul><ul><li>New funding streams </li></ul><ul><li>GCARD: fractured R&D system </li></ul><ul><li>Consortium getting going </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why livestock in a CGIAR agenda <ul><li>Potential to address poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Threat of global bads (methane, emerging diseases, resource degradation) </li></ul><ul><li>Need to understand the poor and their livestock livelihoods to tackle global bads </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research for development paradigm: knowledge to action strong systems basis biotechnology and ICTs as key levers innovation systems mindset I increasing involvement with private sector knowledge management and strategic communications embedding research in development interventions MPs?
  6. 6. ILRI in the MPs <ul><li>Agricultural systems for the poor and vulnerable </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling agricultural incomes for the poor </li></ul><ul><li>Optimizing productivity of global food security commodities </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture, nutrition and health </li></ul><ul><li>Water, soils and ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>Forests and trees </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change and agriculture </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sustainable intensification <ul><li>Sustainable intensification in smallholder crop/livestock systems; improving system efficiency through better feed quality, health and animal performance, in context of increasing competition for land and other resources (eg biofuels) </li></ul><ul><li>Livestock futures </li></ul><ul><li>Food feed crops </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate genotypes </li></ul><ul><li>Hubs, innovation platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Hub concept </li></ul>
  8. 8. Vulnerability <ul><li>Vulnerability – Identifying livestock interventions to reduce the vulnerability of livestock dependent households; understanding relations between livestock systems and other ecosystem services. </li></ul><ul><li>Vaccines, index based insurance, ecosystem services </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty traps, safety nets, cargo nets </li></ul>
  9. 9. Climate change <ul><li>Climate change – livestock based adaptation to impacts of climate change; growing trade offs between livestock production and other ecosystem services; managing livestock negative impacts on climate change. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Targeting of interventions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intensification of ruminant systems </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon sequestration in rangelands </li></ul>
  10. 10. Food safety and market access <ul><li>SPS and markets – Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues, growing market requirements for food safety and quality constraining market access by smallholders </li></ul><ul><li>Risk versus rule based approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate development of smallholder dairy markets </li></ul>
  11. 11. Emerging zoonotic diseases <ul><li>Emerging diseases – combating bird flu and other emerging diseases in developing countries; </li></ul><ul><li>Ecohealth approaches </li></ul><ul><li>understanding and mapping risks </li></ul><ul><li>participatory epidemiology </li></ul>
  12. 12. Vaccines <ul><li>Vaccine development for livestock diseases; focus on addressing common problem of improving the immune response to protozoan parasites </li></ul><ul><li>Improving existing vaccines (ECF, CBPP) </li></ul><ul><li>Getting vaccines used in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Next generation of pro-poor vaccines </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conservation and Sustainable Use of Animal Genetic Resources <ul><li>Priority setting for conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate methodologies of conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Reproductive technologies for fast deployment of improved genotypes </li></ul><ul><li> Delivery of appropriate AGR to smallholder systems </li></ul>
  14. 14. Challenge <ul><li>How we integrate all of this in a new CONSORTIUM and MPs? </li></ul><ul><li>Gender? </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building? </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Performance indicators – ILRI publications 2006-2009 ** Not audited Indicator 2006 2007 2008 2009** Pubs/ scientist in Thomson’s list of journals 0.91 0.93 0.99 1.63 Pubs/ scientist in peer reviewed journals (excludes Thomson’s list of journals 1.47 1.15 0.91 1.32 % of publications done with developing country partners 51.8% 38.66% 58.71% 47.16%
  16. 16. Resource mobilization (1) Strategy and results <ul><li>New CGIAR funding likely have little/no core funds for centres </li></ul><ul><li>Recent ILRI strategy is to concentrate on fewer, larger grants and new or non-traditional sources </li></ul><ul><li>Some successes in both aspects of strategy </li></ul>
  17. 17. Resource mobilization (2) Some examples <ul><li>New competitive science funding through NSF/Gates program for basic research for development (BREAD) - 2 proposals successful </li></ul><ul><li>Similar call in UK for DFID/BBSRC – 3 proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Australian food security initiative in East Africa to provide substantial support for BecA ILRI Hub for research and capacity building (USD 10m/4 yrs) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Resource mobilization (3) <ul><li>Strategy to diversify funding sources and seek larger grants having some success </li></ul><ul><li>ILRI now has wider range of investors, with more science funders, foundations, private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Several proposals under discussion with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>The new challenge: Co-development of RM strategies with development partners </li></ul>
  19. 19. Financial outlook 2009 results and 2010 budget Results Budget 2009 2010 (April) Income* 57.73 44.634 Expenses* 56.49 43.775 Surplus 1.242 0.859 *2009 includes Beca /ILRI Hub 17.21
  20. 20. Knowledge management and information services <ul><li>Several new approaches being implemented to improve knowledge sharing across the institute and globally - </li></ul><ul><li>ILRI external Web site – re-launched and over 500,000 views in first 3 months of 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Social media: ILRI now on twitter, several blogs, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing guidelines being revised to encourage open access and wide dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Google books project: All ILRI (and ILCA and ILRAD) books, reports and publications now freely available on line. Over 200,000 pages read in 2010. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Key messages <ul><li>1 . CGIAR reform process moving rapidly; ILRI has opportunity drive international livestock research agenda in the new CGIAR; ILRI scientists need to help shape megaprograms </li></ul><ul><li>2. ILRI needs to focus on limited number of development related initiatives, where we have core competencies to deliver outcomes & impact; </li></ul><ul><li>3. CGIAR consortium funding uncertain. Resource mobilization will be major challenge in new CGIAR. </li></ul>
  22. 23. ILRI Spearheading a New Way Forward <ul><li>ILRI’s value proposition </li></ul><ul><li>“ ILRI is creating and integrating knowledge to enable diverse partners to find innovative solutions to make livestock a sustainable pathway out of poverty” </li></ul>

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