Strengthening a Joint Global Research for         Development Agenda         Ruben G. Echeverría, Director General        ...
CGIAR Consortium:            15 Member Research CentersThe CGIAR is a strategicpartnership consisting of aconsortium of 15...
CGIAR Core Assets• A group of 64 member countries and organizations  addressing global development challenges through  int...
CGIAR Research Program Portfolio                          Title                     Lead Center   Water, land, and ecosyst...
Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP)• Nearly 900 partners• Objectives: break yield ceilings using  genomics, breed drou...
Climate Change, Agriculture, and            Food Security (CCAFS)• More than 400 partners, including climate  change resea...
CCAFS: Research Themes• Adaptation to progressive Climate Change• Managing climate risk• Pro-poor Climate Change mitigatio...
CIAT, A Key Partner in Several                   CGIAR Global Programs• CIAT is involved in several global  programs and l...
40 Years of Bean Research in CIAT      Disease & Pest Management                  Drought Tolerance                  Low P...
The Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance         • Created in 1996; now includes           28 African countries         • PAB...
CIAT - Leveraging Global Research forAgricultural and Rural Development • Member of the CGIAR Consortium, founded in 1967 ...
CIAT’s Active Presence in                       Three Key Regions Since 1960s, currently                              Sinc...
Research-for-Development Initiatives 2012                        Rice                          Adaptation to              ...
Examples of Impacts• Over 5.3 million rural households in sub-  Saharan Africa have adopted modern bean  varieties over th...
UF & CIAT:Potential Themes for Collaboration                        • Climate Change &                         Natural Res...
Opportunity for Collaboration   New research to assess the effects of climate change in the agricultural sector           ...
Opportunity for Collaboration         Modelling Crop-livestock Systems   Development and validation of   new forage germpl...
Current Collaboration                            Beans• Gene Based modelling of common  bean (Professor: Eduardo Vallejo) ...
Current Collaboration                     Gender• Jennifer Twyman (UF), will start in June 1st as part of CIAT’s gender  a...
Opportunity for Collaboration   Reducing gender inequities caused by             climate change Objectives                ...
Opportunity for Collaboration  Equal opportunities for rural indigenouswomen in adapting Latin America’s agriculture      ...
Opportunities for Collaboration in SE Asia• Pest and disease management (cassava)•Soils and sustainable land management re...
Opportunity for Collaboration                              Tropical Fruits     Research themes such as     plant breeding ...
Promoting innovation for           development
Latin America: A Food Basket            for the World?• Vast, underutilized areas suitable for agriculture• Abundant suppl...
CIAT: Science for Impact  www.ciat.cgiar.org
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  1. 1. Strengthening a Joint Global Research for Development Agenda Ruben G. Echeverría, Director General April 2012 G www.ciat.cgiar.org Eco-Efficient Agriculture for the Poor
  2. 2. CGIAR Consortium: 15 Member Research CentersThe CGIAR is a strategicpartnership consisting of aconsortium of 15 internationalresearch centers supported by amulti-donor fundThe CGIAR conducts research toreduce poverty, strengthen foodsecurity, improve human healthand nutrition, and enhancenatural resource management indeveloping countries
  3. 3. CGIAR Core Assets• A group of 64 member countries and organizations addressing global development challenges through international agricultural research• A critical mass of scientists with multidisciplinary knowledge of key agroecosystems• An extensive global research infrastructure, including research stations representing many agro-ecosystems• Global and regional research networks with strong links to national agricultural research and innovation systems• Global collections of genetic resources held in trust for the world
  4. 4. CGIAR Research Program Portfolio Title Lead Center Water, land, and ecosystems IWMI Climate change, agriculture, and food security CIAT GRiSP - A global rice science partnership IRRI Grain legumes ICRISAT Roots, tubers, and bananas CIP Policies, institutions, and markets IFPRI Agriculture for improved nutrition and health IFPRI Integrated systems for the humid tropics IITA Meat, milk, and fish ILRI Forests, trees, and agroforestry CIFOR Integrated production systems in dry areas ICARDA Wheat CIMMYT Maize CIMMYT Dryland cereals ICRISAT Aquatic agricultural systems WorldFish
  5. 5. Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP)• Nearly 900 partners• Objectives: break yield ceilings using genomics, breed drought and flood- tolerant varieties, and find innovative ways to get new varieties to farmers and make the rice sector more efficient and equitable• Expected outcomes: by 2020 income gains of US$11 billion annually should lift 72 million people out of poverty and enable 40 million people to reach food security
  6. 6. Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS)• More than 400 partners, including climate change research community• Objective: Overcome threats to food security by identifying pro-poor technologies and policies for mitigation and adaptation• Expected outcomes: by 2020, reduce poverty by 10%, lower number of malnourished rural people by 25% in targeted regions, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by equivalent to 1,000 million tons of CO2
  7. 7. CCAFS: Research Themes• Adaptation to progressive Climate Change• Managing climate risk• Pro-poor Climate Change mitigation• Integration for decision making
  8. 8. CIAT, A Key Partner in Several CGIAR Global Programs• CIAT is involved in several global programs and leads CCAFS- Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security• CIAT participates in CRP 4-Nutrition and Health, through HarvestPlus• Major activities ongoing in Africa related to biofortification and its delivery with strong CIAT’s Cassava and Bean research programs engagement• Outcomes: o First trial packets of bean seeds distributed in 2012 by collaborating NGOs and government agencies of Rwanda and DR of Congo o Government Health Ministry of Rwanda and DR of Congo support efforts to disseminate high-iron beans
  9. 9. 40 Years of Bean Research in CIAT Disease & Pest Management Drought Tolerance Low Phosphorus Tolerance Genetic Resources Research DNA Marker Technology Nutritional Quality’75 ’80 ’85 ’90 ’95 ’00 ’05 ’10 ’15 High priority Medium priority Reduced priority
  10. 10. The Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance • Created in 1996; now includes 28 African countries • PABRA´s main objective is to enhance the food security, income, and health of small-scale farmers through bean research • The major beneficiaries of PABRA´s work are rural women, who are primarily responsible for the crop´s production and postharvest
  11. 11. CIAT - Leveraging Global Research forAgricultural and Rural Development • Member of the CGIAR Consortium, founded in 1967 near Cali, Colombia • A global staff that includes 200 scientists working in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean • Mission: to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human health in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture • Eco-efficient agriculture, that is, more productive, profitable, competitive, sustainable, resilient, and equitable 2012: Join us to celebrate our 45th anniversary!
  12. 12. CIAT’s Active Presence in Three Key Regions Since 1960s, currently Since 1990s, currently Since 1980s, currently focusing in Central with activities in China, with activities in 28America, Colombia, and Vietnam, Laos, African countries Amazon region Cambodia, and Thailand
  13. 13. Research-for-Development Initiatives 2012 Rice Adaptation to Climate Change Bean Tropical Soils Cassava FUNDACIAT AGRONATURA Science Park Tropical Policy Analysis (Linking Farmers to Forages Markets, Gender Analysis) Genetic Resources & Capacity Strengthening & Biotechnology Knowledge Management
  14. 14. Examples of Impacts• Over 5.3 million rural households in sub- Saharan Africa have adopted modern bean varieties over the last 17 years, generating benefits worth nearly US$200 million• Adoption of improved cassava varieties in Thailand and Vietnam has nearly reached 90%, creating benefits worth almost $12 billion over the last 20 years• Improved forages now cover an area estimated at 25.4 million hectares in tropical America, generating huge benefits through improved livestock production – estimated at $1 billion in Colombia, for example• Nearly 60% of Latin America’s rice area is planted to improved rice, with benefits valued at $860 million from 1967 to 1995 alone
  15. 15. UF & CIAT:Potential Themes for Collaboration • Climate Change & Natural Resource Management • Crop Modeling , Ag MIP, inc. genetic and economic data • Policy analysis (Gender) & capacity building
  16. 16. Opportunity for Collaboration New research to assess the effects of climate change in the agricultural sector UF key contact: Prof. Jim Jones • Assess future global food security utilizing improved models in LAC • Enhance adaptation capacity in developing and developed countries CIAT Focal point: Julián Ramírez
  17. 17. Opportunity for Collaboration Modelling Crop-livestock Systems Development and validation of new forage germplasm adapted to different soil conditions typical of the Orinoquia region in Colombia (including well-drained and poorly drained soils) CIAT Focal point: Michael Peters
  18. 18. Current Collaboration Beans• Gene Based modelling of common bean (Professor: Eduardo Vallejo) Objective: to characterize physiological response of a population of 180 lines from a cross of two common beans, Calima x Jamapa, and to perform analysis on physiological processes• José Clavijo, Research Assistant in the Department of Agronomy at University of Florida, visited CIAT and received training in genetic modelling of beans CIAT contacts: S. Beebe and I. Rao
  19. 19. Current Collaboration Gender• Jennifer Twyman (UF), will start in June 1st as part of CIAT’s gender analysis research initiative  Work closely with the CCAFS theme Adaptation to Progressive Climate Change  Investigate social inequalities and gender differences in time and labor allocation, adaptive learning, risk management and innovation on farms and in value chains affected by environmental stress• Carmen Diana Deere will coach and continue to help identify UF students to gain international research experience by conducting gender analysis and gender research with CIAT in LAC, Africa and Asia
  20. 20. Opportunity for Collaboration Reducing gender inequities caused by climate change Objectives Expected results •Analyze gender differences • Identification of in adaptation, using opportunities for women’s selected market chains economic empowerment important for women’s • More gender-sensitive economic empowerment indicators developed •Develop indicators for • Evidence on gender monitoring adaptation differences in adaptation over time and drudgery in to climate change in market chains national adaptation plans •Conduct policy dialog to leads to inclusion of rural influence national women’s economic adaptation plans empowerment
  21. 21. Opportunity for Collaboration Equal opportunities for rural indigenouswomen in adapting Latin America’s agriculture to climate changeObjectiveDevelop and test adaptation strategiesthat enhance biophysical, economic,social, and cultural resilience as well asthe sustainability of indigenouscommunities, benefitting women andmen equallyExpected results• Adaptation strategies designed and tested for at least six different types of indigenous farming systems in Amazonia, Central America, and the Andean region• Recommended innovations that blend indigenous with scientific knowledge for climate change adaptation
  22. 22. Opportunities for Collaboration in SE Asia• Pest and disease management (cassava)•Soils and sustainable land management related to cassava production, forages and livestock, and/or digital mapping and information systems• Improvements in cassava agronomy• Cassava crop modeling• Spatial analysis and climate change, especially related to crop suitability• Biotechnology and breeding, especially for cassavaCIAT Focal point: Rod Lefroy
  23. 23. Opportunity for Collaboration Tropical Fruits Research themes such as plant breeding and phytosanitary management in LAC CIAT Focal point: Alonso Gonzalez
  24. 24. Promoting innovation for development
  25. 25. Latin America: A Food Basket for the World?• Vast, underutilized areas suitable for agriculture• Abundant supplies of water and other natural resources• Highly diverse agro-ecologies and climates
  26. 26. CIAT: Science for Impact www.ciat.cgiar.org

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