Group Sharing:
International Potato Center - Food Security Through Asian
Roots and Tubers (FoodSTART) Project
OVERVIEW
Pre...
Overview
I. International Potato Center – Who we are? What we do?
II. Food Security Through Asian Roots and Tubers (FoodST...
I. International Potato Center – Who we are? What we do?
Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP)
Vision:
Roots and tubers im...
I. International Potato Center as lead institution for RTB
To tap the potential of under-valued crops to create more diver...
II. Food Security Through Asian Roots and Tubers (FoodSTART)
To promote the role of root and tuber crops (RTCs) in buildin...
India
Meghalaya
Orissa
China
Sichuan
Guangxi
Philippines
Cordillera
Indonesia
West Papua
Bangladesh
Northern
Where do we w...
III. Food Security Through Asian Roots and Tubers (FoodSTART)
Output 1. High priority sub-national target areas combining ...
Project Timeline
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Apr 2011 Aug 2013 Mar 2015
OUTPUT 1: Evidence
Assessment studies
OUTPUT 3: R&...
IV. Communication and engagement in research project cycle
Output 1. Mapping and targeting
1. Writeshopfor developing food...
IV. Communication and engagement in
research project cycle
Output 1. Mapping and Targeting
• Focus site maps overlaying RT...
IV. Communication and engagement in
research project cycle
Output 1. Mapping and Targeting
• Set of assessment frameworks ...
IV. Communication and engagement in
research project cycle
Output 1. Mapping and Targeting
• Enhanced capacity of FoodSTAR...
IV. Communication and engagement in
research project cycle
Output 2. Opportunities Identification
• General assessment and...
IV. Communication and engagement in
research project cycle
Output 3. R&D Actions
• Document and disseminate results – annu...
IV. Communication and engagement in
research project cycle
Output 3. R&D Actions – Capacity strengthening and backstopping...
IV. Communication and engagement in
research project cycle
Output 3. R&D Actions – Capacity strengthening and backstopping...
IV. Communication and engagement in
research project cycle
Output 3. R&D Actions – Capacity strengthening and backstopping...
IV. Communication and engagement in
research project cycle
Output 3. R&D Actions – Capacity strengthening and backstopping...
IV. Communication and engagement in
research project cycle
Output 3. R&D Actions - web resources for knowledge sharing
Pro...
V. FoodSTART and CCAFS Collaboration
Regional Workshop on Yield Gap Analysis for Potato and Sweetpotato
under Changing Cli...
V. FoodSTART and CCAFS Collaboration
Learning Workshop for Integrating a Climate Change Perspective in the Farmer Business...
CIP Corporate and Strategic Plan 2014 - 2018
Strategic Objective 5: Transforming vulnerability to resilience based on
expe...
Project Agenda
1 Definition by United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
End-users/beneficiaries
small...
 To assess food vulnerabilities among poor RTCs producing and consuming households
 To identify needs and opportunities ...
VII. Learnings and challenges
•Knowledge management and communication serve as support rather than strategic function to
p...
Thank you from CIP- FoodSTART
and partners!
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International Potato Center - Food Security Through Asian Roots and Tubers (FoodSTART) Project

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The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Regional Program for Southeast Asia (CCAFS-SEA) recently concluded a collective engagement and communication program workshop at the Agricultural Genetics Institute in Hanoi, Vietnam on 29-30 May.

The workshop participants drew insights from best practices of CGIAR member-centers, developed a roadmap to actively engage partners, and draw an overall communication plan to support the implementation of CCAFS research agenda and priorities.

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International Potato Center - Food Security Through Asian Roots and Tubers (FoodSTART) Project

  1. 1. Group Sharing: International Potato Center - Food Security Through Asian Roots and Tubers (FoodSTART) Project OVERVIEW Presented by: Angelica Barlis Communication Specialist, CIP-FoodSTART 29 – 30 May 2014 | Hanoi, Vietnam Workshop for Collective Engagement and Communication Plan for CCAFS South East Asia
  2. 2. Overview I. International Potato Center – Who we are? What we do? II. Food Security Through Asian Roots and Tubers (FoodSTART) III. Communication and engagement in research project cycle IV. FoodSTART and CCAFS Collaboration V. CIP pipeline project in South East Asia (SEA) VI. Learnings and challenges
  3. 3. I. International Potato Center – Who we are? What we do? Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP) Vision: Roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor Mission: To work with partners to achieve food security, well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems in developing world. We do this through research and innovation in science, technology and capacity strengthening. Headquarters: Lima, Peru
  4. 4. I. International Potato Center as lead institution for RTB To tap the potential of under-valued crops to create more diverse and robust food systems, reduce food shortages and improve the lives of producers and consumers in a gender equitable way. Themes 1. Conserving and accessing genetic resources 2. Accelerating the development, delivery, and adoption of varities with stable yields, stress resistance, and high nutritional value 3. Managing priority pests and diseases and beneficial microbial communities 4. Promoting sustainable systems for clean planting material for farmers 5. Developing tools for more productive, ecologically robust crops 6. Enhancing postharvest technologies and adding value in markets 7. Enhancing impact through partnerships Partners: InternationalPotato Center (CIP), Bioversity International, InternationalCenter for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) RTB communication activities: involves online channels (website, Facebook, Twitter, e-newsletter) to raise awareness on the potential of crops and RTB activities, participation in external events (conferences on RTB crops)
  5. 5. II. Food Security Through Asian Roots and Tubers (FoodSTART) To promote the role of root and tuber crops (RTCs) in building more diverse and sustainable agri-food systems, towards ensuring food security among poor producers and consumers in Asia-Pacific, and in the face of socio- economic and agro-environmental changes in the region. Food Security Poverty Reduction RTCs
  6. 6. India Meghalaya Orissa China Sichuan Guangxi Philippines Cordillera Indonesia West Papua Bangladesh Northern Where do we work? Sweetpotato,potato Sweetpotato,potato,cassava Sweetpotato,cassava Potato,aroidsand other RTCs Sweetpotato,aroids Sweetpotato,potato Sweetpotato
  7. 7. III. Food Security Through Asian Roots and Tubers (FoodSTART) Output 1. High priority sub-national target areas combining high incidence of food insecurity and poverty with RTCs production and consumption are mapped, and scenarios to 2025 and 2050 are developed. Output 2. Opportunities and challenges identified that enhance the contribution of RTCs to food security and increased incomes in the target areas OUTPUT 3: R&D actions, capacity strengthening and policy influencing efforts are introduced, with collaborative institutional arrangements established with IFAD investment projects and public/private-sector partners. Gathering evidence on RTCs for food security Identifying RTC innovations Enhancing R&D actions
  8. 8. Project Timeline Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Apr 2011 Aug 2013 Mar 2015 OUTPUT 1: Evidence Assessment studies OUTPUT 3: R&D Actions Capacitystrengthening Policyinfluence Publicawareness As originally planned and approved As updated and implemented with partners OUTPUT 1: Evidence OUTPUT 2: Innovation OUTPUT 3 : Action COMMUNICATION and ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVES across research project cycle OUTPUT 2: Innovation Analysis of opportunities for RTC innovations
  9. 9. IV. Communication and engagement in research project cycle Output 1. Mapping and targeting 1. Writeshopfor developing food security framework for RTCs in Asia Pacific 2. Scoping study report writing completed in five countries 3. RegionalGIS RTC x Poverty workshop to produce maps overlay RTC production x poverty x malnutrition (Nanning,China) 4. Pilotedparticipatory community mapping in the Cordillera - Journal article published 5. Regionalworkshop on yield gap analysis for potato and sweetpotato- stakeholders’ meeting to present workshop outputs 6. FoodSTART-CCAFSYield Gap Analysis brief Output 2. Opportunities identification 1. In-countryplanning workshops for general assessmentstudies 2. Finalized methodologicalguidelines for general assessmentstudies 3. Trainingon general assessment methodologiesand data management - questionnairecustomizedand field- testedon selected sites 4. General assessmentreports in five country sites 5. Compilationof national food security plans of five countries 6. Methodologicalguidelines in conducting thematicstudies 7. Seven thematic studies conducted in focus sites and reports available 8. Resultsof nutrition analysis shared - presentationsand two-page brief 9. Focus site and regional databases establishedand ready for sharing 10. Conductof stakeholders’validation workshop to present general assessmentand thematic study results 1. Knowledge Fair on RTCs and Project Launching (Manila, Philippines) 2. Participated in Knowledge Sharing Event in Rome, Italy with blog entry, Knowledge and Learning Market by IFAD Philippines 3. Participated on IFAD Philippines Gender Network activities 4. Poster presentation on IFAD Annual Country Program Review (ACPoR) - Philippines, Indonesia, China, India 5. Value chain workshop on RTCs co-organized with CHARMP2 6. Participation on Philippine Rice Research Institute - Run for Rice (with booth display) 7. Participated on Organic Fair for College of Agriculture 8. Training on potato production techniques in villages in East Khasi Hills district 9. Knowledge Management and Writeshop with RuMEPP to produce compendium of success stories 10. Supported 4FGF Project in Vietnam to present outcomes of the project to IFAD 11. Published journal article and book - Sichuan and Guangxi university partners 12. Participation in RTB conference in India 13. FoodSTART Project Review and Planning Meeting 14. Stakeholders’ consultation meeting on FoodSTART Plus 15. IFAD Philippines Vale Chain Training Series - Curriculum 16. Farmer Business School Training and Facilitator’s Guide, Formal Business Launching 17. Integrating climate change perspective on FBS 18. Guide to Enterprise Development Planning 19. Regular posting on IFAD Asia portal - online resources 20. Printed and disseminated project brochures, posters, fact sheets in English and Filipino Output 3. R&D actions 2011 Project Launching| Manila, Philippines 2012 Annual Review and Planning | Sichuan,China
  10. 10. IV. Communication and engagement in research project cycle Output 1. Mapping and Targeting • Focus site maps overlaying RTC production x poverty x nutrition generated • Participatory GIS mapping piloted in the Philippines • Research seminar to present initial results / Consultation meeting with key stakeholders on effective use of spatial analysis tools for R&D targeting (August 2012, University of the Philippines,Department of GeodeticEngineering)
  11. 11. IV. Communication and engagement in research project cycle Output 1. Mapping and Targeting • Set of assessment frameworks for food security and guidelines for thematic studies on value chains, consumption/product quality and diversity are developed and validated – repackaged for target users and general audience.
  12. 12. IV. Communication and engagement in research project cycle Output 1. Mapping and Targeting • Enhanced capacity of FoodSTART team and partners for yield gap analysis and modeling in partnership with CCAFS and Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) - India • Presentation of workshop outputs to key stakeholders
  13. 13. IV. Communication and engagement in research project cycle Output 2. Opportunities Identification • General assessment and thematic studies conducted and finished report writing • Innovations identified based on needs and opportunities prioritized from general assessment and thematic studies • Regional database completed (results of household survey) - users? where to upload? how to use? Regional database Research Highlights
  14. 14. IV. Communication and engagement in research project cycle Output 3. R&D Actions • Document and disseminate results – annual project review and planning workshop • Workshops to discuss results – stakeholders consultation workshops • Workplans developed with partners and IFAD investment programs Stakeholders’ validation meeting Annual project review and planning
  15. 15. IV. Communication and engagement in research project cycle Output 3. R&D Actions – Capacity strengthening and backstopping CHARMP2 collaboration: Enterprise Development Plans and Farmer Business School in Cordillera, Philippines Enterprise planning for RTCs - 19 enterprise plans developed From the six pilot groups of FBS, CHARMP2 scaled up to 38 groups/municipalities in Cordillera IFAD Investment programs as mechanism for scaling up approaches and methodologies
  16. 16. IV. Communication and engagement in research project cycle Output 3. R&D Actions – Capacity strengthening and backstopping CHARMP2 collaboration: Enterprise Development Plans and Farmer Business School in Cordillera, Philippines Taro chips Business pitch Panel discussion with BDS providers and markets Registered branding
  17. 17. IV. Communication and engagement in research project cycle Output 3. R&D Actions – Capacity strengthening and backstopping Value chain training activities to support IFAD investment projects Training outputs Smallholder Livelihood Development (SOLID) Project in Eastern Indonesia IFAD investment projects in the Philippines
  18. 18. IV. Communication and engagement in research project cycle Output 3. R&D Actions – Capacity strengthening and backstopping Knowledge product development with IFAD investment projects writeshopsbrainstorming
  19. 19. IV. Communication and engagement in research project cycle Output 3. R&D Actions - web resources for knowledge sharing Project website Internal project website CIP website
  20. 20. V. FoodSTART and CCAFS Collaboration Regional Workshop on Yield Gap Analysis for Potato and Sweetpotato under Changing Climate (February 24 to 26, 2014 - Philippines)  Workshop outputs presented to key stakeholders from research institution, agriculture, aquatic, mapping, economic development, and planning and policy coordination agencies of the Philippine government  FoodSTART-CCAFS Brief on Yield Gap Analysis for Potato and Sweetpotato
  21. 21. V. FoodSTART and CCAFS Collaboration Learning Workshop for Integrating a Climate Change Perspective in the Farmer Business School Approach (March 24 to 26, 2014 - Philippines)  New FBS curriculum with climate change perspective to be presented to various stakeholders on May 29 to come up with action plans for implementation or pilot testing (local government, NGOs, farmer groups)  FoodSTART-CCAFS Brief on Climate-Smart Farmer Business School
  22. 22. CIP Corporate and Strategic Plan 2014 - 2018 Strategic Objective 5: Transforming vulnerability to resilience based on experiences from Asia and Latin America SO 5 will seek to identify “hotspots” of food vulnerability in RTC farming and food systems, analyze sources of uncertainty, identify the current responses by agricultural populations, and design and implement interventions to reduce food vulnerability and strengthen the resilience of these systems. VI. CIP pipeline project in South East Asia
  23. 23. Project Agenda 1 Definition by United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction End-users/beneficiaries small-scale, low-income farming households in upland and coastal communities where root and tuber crops (RTCs) are locally important for food security, and particularly those which are under increased threat from climate change, natural disasters and socio-economic risks. Intermediate users/beneficiaries in-country implementing organizations of IFAD investment projects, including their respective partners from national and local government agencies, NGOs, business development service providers and community groups. VI. CIP pipeline project in South East Asia
  24. 24.  To assess food vulnerabilities among poor RTCs producing and consuming households  To identify needs and opportunities for RTCs innovations that enhance food resilience  To develop and validate effective partnership strategies with IFAD investment projects in promoting RTCs for food security at scale. Objectives and Outputs VI. CIP pipeline project in South East Asia
  25. 25. VII. Learnings and challenges •Knowledge management and communication serve as support rather than strategic function to project activities and outputs; more cohesive delivery of information - user-driven •Wealth of information from research needs an organized and systematic management - regional database, maps on scenario analysis •Tools for knowledge repository and sharing are available; users need to be familiar with the platform (online) •Interpersonal communication is crucial in establishing engagements and partnerships; dynamic group learning and knowledge generation; sense of ownership •Human resources for communication and engagements to create more impact - who does what in terms of enabling research outputs to become research outcomes? •M&E system to measure outcomes and impact created through communication and engagement •How to align project communication initiatives to the wider communication and engagement strategy of CCAFS and other CRPs? Commodity-based (RTB) vs. systems?
  26. 26. Thank you from CIP- FoodSTART and partners!

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