CRP 1.1 and 1.2 - Take home messages Areas of focus: Crop live stock interactions vs biomass; decision making; trade-offs agro-biodiversity and system intensification; intensification vs environment Consensus that a livelihood focus is most appropriate Added value of trade-off analysis when applied to data being collected We should not get stuck in characterization; we should activate learning and feedback loops (‘quick’ feedback based on participatory reflections) Various methods exist (quantitative + participatory); how to operationalize these? How do we integrate across scales? It’s easy to get complex; we should not overcomplicate – use simple tools as possible; how much extra are we going to learn by getting more complex; simple but not simplistic Communication and engagement of stakeholders on trade-off analysis (e.g., scenario approach) Lots of advance to bring linkages between CRPs and Centers – are donors perceiving this change?
CRP 1.1 and 1.2 - What next?Immediate Summary of the meeting – capture thoughts and discussions Presentations available Integrate trade-off issues in the planning meetings Inform the choice of Action Sites (for data collection) – IPG nature Inventory of tools available (web-site) Half page news piece for the Consortium newsletterLater (but still soon) Establish a way forward for continuing interactions on trade-off analysis; we should organize ourselves before being organized towards concrete outputs Capacity/human resources to use the variety of tools within the CRPs Identify common sites for co-learning across CRPs Integration of tools between scales How do we measure learning from interacting with partners on trade-offs Share learning about operationalization of trade-off analysisLater (within 1-2 years) International conference (science) or a session within an international meeting (e.g. International Farming System Design meeting) Expose progress to GCARD (partnerships and politics)