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2nd Partnership Inception Workshop_Presentation 1

  1. 1. Partnership Inception Workshop Food and Agricultural Research Council (FARC) 8th August 2012
  2. 2. Introduction toT.Gunesh and N.Hosenally
  3. 3. PAEPARD DefinitionPlatform forAfricanEuropeanPartnership onAgriculturalResearch forDevelopment
  4. 4. Context of PAEPARD Agriculture is sector with largest potential for enhancing economic growth on African Continent (SSA countries) Support for agriculture – Funds for agriculture research reducing EC funding (EDF,FP7) for agricultural research Challenge : Research be demand led - Quality of partnerships improved
  5. 5. Restrictions in ARD Partnerships Lack of information and knowledge on funding opportunities Concentration of partnerships limited to 2 categories of actors Limited participation from private sector, extension, CSO Initiators of partnerships led by European institutes
  6. 6. Objectives Overall: Build joint African-European Multi- Stakeholder Partnerships in ARD contributing to achieve the MDGs Specific: Enhanced, more equitable, more demand- driven and mutually beneficial collaboration of Africa and Europe on ARD with the aim of attaining the MDGs
  7. 7. PAEPARD Expected Results Increased awareness of partnership opportunities in Europe and Africa for agricultural development in Africa; Improved mobilization and coordination of European ARD stakeholders and African non– research stakeholders; Increased knowledge on European funding opportunities among African ARD stakeholders and support for partnership development will lead to increased number of high quality ARD proposals.
  8. 8. Major Activities Mobilization of European stakeholders and African non-research stakeholders; Information and knowledge management of opportunities for partnership between African and Europe; Capacity building on partnership building within a multi-stakeholder innovation partnerships; Partnership brokerage between African and European stakeholders; Advocacy for agricultural research for development
  9. 9. PAEPARD – 2nd Call for Concept Note Published May 31, 2011 69 Concept Notes received on July 15, 2011 10 Consortia Selected Mauritius consortium among the 10 selected
  10. 10. Federating Themes Food security and climate changes Post harvest technologies Knowledge management and indigenous knowledge inclusion Capacity building and institutional development Market access, value chain, pricing Water use and management Financing mechanisms, access to credit
  11. 11. Consortia Themes /ObjectivesGhana (Citrus Producers Control of Angular leaf spot disease ofAssociation of Ghana) Citrus in GhanaBenin (Sojagnon, Farmers Appui a la sécurité économique desFederation) ménages ruraux par la production, la commercialisation et la transformation du Soja au BeninBurkina-Faso [Association BIOPROTECT-B, un groupement d’intérêtpour la Recherche et la économique pour la protection biologiqueFormation en Agro-écologie des cultures et la fertilisation organique(ARFA)] des sols pour une agriculture saine et durable au sahel.Mauritius (Food and Micro propagation and cultivation of inAgricultural Research vitro breadfruit plants andCouncil, Reduit, development of novel products fromMauritius) Breadfruit as an alternative source of carbohydrates in Mauritius.Cote d’Ivoire (Centre Suisse Agriculture pour l’éducation (A.P.E) desde Recherches scientifiques) enfants en âge scolaire (5 – 15 ans) en milieux rural et périurbain
  12. 12. Consortia Themes /ObjectivesNigeria (Department of Animal Low cost and high quality livestock feedScience and Technology, Federal production knowledge delivery to Nigerian poultryUniversity of Technology, Owerri, industry (NIPOFERD)Imo State, Nigeria)Burundi [Confédération des Développement participatif des technologies de laAssociations de Producteurs culture pomme de terre et promotion desAgricoles pour le Développement innovations sensibles au genre et à la(CAPAD)] conservation de l’environnement au BurundiUganda (Farm Gain African Ltd) Extensive Collection and Characterization of African Solanaceae PlantsUganda (Women of Uganda Enhancing soybean and cowpea value chains forNetwork (WOUGNET) increased productivity, incomes and nutritional security of smallholder farmers in East and Central Africa.Cameroon [Concertation Innover pour l’intensification, la diversification etNationale des Organisations la transformation de l’agriculture familiale enPaysannes du Cameroun (CNOP- Afrique Centrale à travers la recherche – action enCAM)] partenariat : cas de CNOP-CAM dans la région du Centre Cameroun
  13. 13. Title of Proposed Partnership Micro-propagation and Cultivation of in- vitro breadfruit plants in view of enhancing availability and quality of fruits and development of novel products from breadfruit as an alternative source of carbohydrates in Mauritius. (Edited version)
  14. 14. Current Partners involved FARC (Research) MAMCF AREU (Farmer (Research and Organization) Extension) UoM (Research EU Partner and Training) Conserverie Sarjua Ltee (Private Sector)
  15. 15. Value-Chain Approach FARC (Research) MAMCF AREU (Farmer (Research and Organization) Extension) UoM (Research EU Partner and Training) Conserverie Sarjua Ltee (Private Sector)
  16. 16. Inclusive Demand-driven partnerships Credit Researchers suppliers Policy makers Advisory services Wholesale Consumer Breadfruit Planting organisations growers material Supplier and retail Suppliers of Growers’ inputs, organisations equipment EU Importers Facilitator
  17. 17. Consortium Activities
  18. 18. Work Progress1st Partnership Inception Workshop- 9th,10th February Objectives:  Bringing stakeholder to know each other and understand PAEPARD  Conceptualise breadfruit value chain in Mauritius  Establish status of knowledge of sector  Identify knowledge gaps
  19. 19. Outcome 11 themes identified along value chain Consolidation of knowledge, technology and skills assets Linkages among themes along value chain assessed Stakeholders in each theme identified WIKI page – sharing of information among stakeholders
  20. 20. Work session: 2nd March 2012 with COLEACP Objective: Assess the work in progress and issues to be considered Issues to consider:  Income generation by small growers  Environment preservation  Consumer acceptance surveys  Fresh v/s processed products, Ethnic food, food for diabetics, bio-shops in Netherlands  Seasonality of production
  21. 21. Work session: 2nd March 2012 with COLEACP Publicity campaigns to promote production Value addition Consumer education EU partner-NRI,AGRINATURA linking with Caribbean countries Utilisation of wastes generated High freight costs
  22. 22. Work session: 28th March 2012 Objectives: Use of questions generated to identify research areas along 6 value chain components Outcome: 10 research areas identified
  23. 23. Other related issues Need for extension of shelf life Research on health benefits of breadfruit Cheaper methods of drying breadfruit Market research Germplasm from Hawaii Temperature fluctuations during transport Ethylene release when packed with pineapple. Wrapping of breadfruit causing softness Packing constraints –France v/s UK
  24. 24. Breadfruit week (Organised by MAIFS and AREU) Objectives  To create awareness on the nutritional values of breadfruit and diverse utilisation of breadfruit. Outcome  Has created a lot of demand for planting material.
  25. 25. Working sessions – 10th & 16th May Objectives  To Prioritise Research Areas  To Formulate Research Questions Outcome  5 Research areas prioritised  5 Research questions formulated
  26. 26. Research Questions1. Investigating the effects of culture media on in vitro rooting andex vitro rooting, the factors affecting the survival rate of breadfruitplantlets during acclimatization and field performance of tissueculture breadfruit2. Identification and development of appropriate technologies forreducing post harvest losses along the breadfruit supply chain inMauritius.3. Evaluation of the impact of tree management on breadfruit yieldand intercropping practices.4. Evaluation of solar dryers in breadfruit processing for flourproduction and other value-added products5. Assessment of consumer attitudes on fresh and processed novelbreadfruit derived products along the existing marketing channels atnational, regional and international levels.
  27. 27. Consortium Activities1. Create knowledge base 2. Unanswered questions arise 3. Locate areas of interest in local context & hence identify Research Themes/Research Areas 4. Formulate Research questions 5. Conceptualization and development of Concept Notes
  28. 28. Partnership Inception Workshop Objectives  To develop Concept Notes for each of the research question formulated  To discuss on possible funding opportunities  To develop a partnership action plan
  29. 29.  “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success” - Henry Ford “Strength lies in differences and not in similarities” – Stephan Covey