Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaResearch into Usethrough Civil SocietyLessons from theChallenge Program on...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaOutline:• Limpopo Basin• FANRPAN as a host for the LBDC• Getting research ...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaFANRPAN:Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network• ...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaPartnerships• Members; Mandates• Convening Power; CommunicationPolicy Anal...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaLimpopo Basin Development Challenge (LBDC)How can we improve productivity ...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Voltawww.fanrpan.org/projects/lbdc
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaPartnersInternational Centers: ICRISAT (L3 lead); SEI (L1 lead); IWMINARES...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaRiver Basin Organizations, Catchment CouncilsRegional Economic Communities...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaThe ProjectsProject Research Questions Outputs/milestonesL1 Targeting &sca...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaWhere will the evidence go?Farmers and extension officers: rain water harv...
Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaThank you
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Research into Use through Civil Society: Lessons from the Challenge Program on Water and Food

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Presentation of Amy Sullivan, Limpopo Basin Leader, as part of the "Simposio Internacional: El Desafío del Agua y la Alimentación en el Mundo" organized by National Authority of Water (ANA) in Peru and the Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregión Andina (CONDESAN). June 3, 2013.

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Research into Use through Civil Society: Lessons from the Challenge Program on Water and Food

  1. 1. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaResearch into Usethrough Civil SocietyLessons from theChallenge Program on Water and FoodAmy Sullivan, Limpopo Basin LeaderMINAM, Lima Peru3 June, 2013
  2. 2. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaOutline:• Limpopo Basin• FANRPAN as a host for the LBDC• Getting research into use and policy• Lessons learned
  3. 3. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Volta
  4. 4. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaFANRPAN:Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network• Formed in response to call by African Ministers of Agriculture (1997)for an independent source of evidence to feed into policy processes;• Civil Society Organization• Membership of Farmers’ Representatives; Government; Research;CSOs; & Private Sector• Approach to getting research evidence into policy processes rests onthree keys: PARTNERSHIPS; POLICY ANALYSIS (research) & POLICYADVOCACY.
  5. 5. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaPartnerships• Members; Mandates• Convening Power; CommunicationPolicy Analysis (research)• Analysis of intervention points• Recommendation of leverage pointsPolicy Advocacy• Engagement platforms (CoPs, Dialogues, etc)• Prepare advocates to convey messages• Journalist training• Theatre for policy advocacy• Publications, dvds, etc
  6. 6. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaLimpopo Basin Development Challenge (LBDC)How can we improve productivity and livelihoods andreduce risk in rain fed systems?
  7. 7. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • Voltawww.fanrpan.org/projects/lbdc
  8. 8. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaPartnersInternational Centers: ICRISAT (L3 lead); SEI (L1 lead); IWMINARES: Agricultural Research Council-SA (L2 lead);Government: Provincial Dept of Agriculture; Ministries of Ag;Universities: from all 4 basin countries;Private Sector: Progress MillingCSO and Networks: FANRPAN; GWP-SA; WaterNet
  9. 9. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaRiver Basin Organizations, Catchment CouncilsRegional Economic CommunitiesTraditional AuthoritiesCommunity groups, Water Users’ AssociationsCollaborators
  10. 10. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaThe ProjectsProject Research Questions Outputs/milestonesL1 Targeting &scaling outSEIWhich known agriculture watermanagement interventions willwork best under which conditionsin the Limpopo Basin?DSS diagnosing successes forreplication (for upscaling andoutscaling)L2 Small scaleinfrastructureARC-SAHow can SWIs sustainably supportsmallholder farmers?Guidelines incorporatinglessons learnt on how todevelop sustainableinfrastructureL3 Farm systems& riskmanagementICRISATHow can improved marketlinkages lead to sustainable smallholder livelihoods and reducedrisk?Innovation platforms – linkingsmallholder farmers to marketsMethodologies on linkingfodder & livestock systemsL4 Water &LandGovernanceWaterNetWhich kinds of institutionalarrangements facilitate the mostappropriate land & waterInstitutional configurations forpro poor access and control ofnatural resources
  11. 11. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaWhere will the evidence go?Farmers and extension officers: rain water harvesting techniques, watergovernance guidelines, improved fodder options and seeds, functionalinnovation platforms and facilitatorsCatchment Councils: database of existing small reservoirs with capacity,map of known small water infrastructures with statusProvincial departments of agriculture: training manuals, data bases, maps,prioritized investment optionsNational governments & Regional organizations: databases, researchreports, investment priorities, targeted policy recommendations
  12. 12. Andes • Ganges • Limpopo • Mekong • Nile • VoltaThank you

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