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Mapping Agricultural Investments and Technologies - Melanie Bacou


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Mapping Agricultural Investments and Technologies - Melanie Bacou

  1. 1. MappingAgriculturalInvestmentsand Technologies THE LOCATION AND REACH OF CGIAR RESEARCH PROGRAMS FOR IMPROVED PLANNING, TARGETING, AND ACCOUNTABILITY 9th Meeting of the Independent Science Partnership Council,IFPRI, March 12-14, 2014
  2. 2. Rationale Provide the CG Systemand our partnerswith keyinvestment indicators: • Locationof R&D focus areas, programs and actors • Count of activities, allocated budget, full- time-equivalent researchers by location, with possible allocation across:  System IDOs, and CRP IDOs  Commodityvalue-chains  Technologies • Support for investment analysis and targeting with partners:  Identify gaps and opportunities to foster partnershipsat regional, national,and local scale
  3. 3. ProvideEvidencealong theR&DInput-OutputContinuum… Output Scalable technologies, publications, scientific datasets, training, etc. Impact Technology uptake, adoption rates, reduced food crises, improved health and resilience Investment Activities (technologies, space, time), FTEs
  4. 4. Background andHistory Investment mapping is embedded into a number of CGIAR-led initiatives and multi- partner alliances with opportunities but also potential duplication of efforts. AATP/New AllianceforFS&N Countries/G8,other DPs, private sector,CGIAR, FARA • Technologyassessment and targetingin support of CAADP • Focus commodities andyield targets • Mappingof technologies • Implementationat scale • ICT/open data DublinProcess AU/FARA,SROs, CGIAR,WB,DPs • African Science Agenda for Ag. • Investmentmapping and alignment CGIARReform • RevisedCRPs • Partnershipcommitment • Open-accesspolicy, OCS SAKSS/ReSAKSS CAADP,NARES,IFPRI • Country andregional M&E • Country e-Atlases ASTI IFPRI,NARES,GFAR,ASARECA • Periodic datasetson national ag R&D • Analysis of R&Dtrends • Enhancedcapacityfor data collection IATI Multi-stakeholder aidtransparency standard Monitor aid flows, by source, recipient, sector(over 160 member organizations) AgTrials CCAFS,CIAT,BIOVERSITY • Technologyperformance evaluation attrial sites • Standardsfor crop phenology
  5. 5. Resultsand Timeline  May2014 – Livestock mapping workshop in the Horn of Africa with ILRI and HoA Technical Consortium (under discussion)  Apr 2014- Release of draft dataschemaand harmonized codelists  Apr2014 - Release of web-based “CGIAR Research Portfolio” for visualization and data-entry  Mar-2013on-going - Renewed engagement with CRP Teams and CO to collect, geocode, and harmonize attributes at the “activity” level: • Aug2013 – Push new data standardsthrough IATI, AGROVOC, Gates Foundation, USAID.. • Oct2013 - Updated CGIAR R&Dspatial footprint at countrylevel • Dec2013 – Curation of activity-level records for CRP 1.1, 1.2, 2, 4, 5, 7 • Productionof ashared IATI-ready dataschemafor characterizing activitiesand locations  Mar 2013 - Mapping handed over to ConsortiumforSpatialInfrastructure and fully backed by PIM (Third Africa Agriculture GIS Week) • Identify key CSI Coordinators and CRP focalpoints • Curationand sharing of CRP agriculturaldomainmaps  Early 2013 - Investment mapping “prototype” (collection of activities and domain maps extracted from CRP investment proposals)Mid-2012 Mid-2014
  6. 6. IATI-driven R&DMapping Multi-stakeholder initiative launched in Ghana,2008.IATI largely builds on OECD/DAC.
  7. 7. IATI-ReadyDataSchema
  8. 8. From spreadsheets touser-centric datacollection tools MS Excel DataCollection Template: – Excel: familiar , low- tech editing environment – Simplified administration – Potentialsfor scaling intoafull-fledge web- basedplatform, or builtinto existing reporting systems – Howto train and incentivize?
  9. 9. HarmonizedVocabularies  Strategicthemes:CGIAR SLOs, CG and CRP IDOs  Targettechnologies:draft ontology is at 656f278dd242needs review from KM Leaders  Targetcommodities: currentlyusing FAO/AGROVOC commodity names  Organizations:harmonizedorganization/partneridentifiers with links to IATI Organizationcodelist  Locationreach:using GAUL 2012 adm-2(district) 1-Action/intervention, 2- Potential beneficiaries, 3-Partnerorganizations,4-Experimental farm/nursery(different from IATI).  Locationtype:an extension to IATI Location Class codelist (incl. river basin, mega-environment,drylandsSTRs, etc.)
  10. 10. Developingand Promoting Shared Ontologies WebProtégé: flexible, distributed, multilingual ontology editor Collaborative editing usinglocal/field expert knowledge Buildvalidation mechanisms (?) Require acquiring external skills (e.g. IFPRIhiring an Ontology Specialist for semantic modeling)
  11. 11. CRPAgriculturalDomainMaps 7511674
  12. 12. CGIARR&DSpatialFootprint:country-level orld#1(interactive)
  13. 13. CGIARR&DSpatialFootprint:activity-level
  14. 14. TowardsCGIAR Research Portfolio: interactive visualization andsimplified datacapture More robust data management and mappingfeatures compared to MSExcel xsheet. Emphasis on building harmonized,accessible database(and not on platform). http://crps.harvestchoi
  15. 15. ThankYou http://www.cgiar-