“Produce” Model & Innovagro networkNational Coordinator of “Produce” Foundations (COFUPRO) INNOVAGRO Network M.V.Z. Mauricio Lastra Escudero Presidente GCARD Octubre 29 a Noviembre 1 del 2012
“Produce” Foundations: A model forPublic Private Partnerships in México
COFUPRO & PRODUCE FOUNDATIONS• Increase level of competitivity, profitability and sustainability of the agricultural and forestry systems in the country.• Broaden global market opportunities.• Generate and transfer technological innovations.• Generate knowledge• Influence public policy to improve and advance technological innovation and implementation.
The PRODUCE model offers:• Capturing technological demand.• National network for technological innovation comprising: 32 PRODUCE Foundations & the national coordinating body COFUPRO• Assists federal and state government agencies develop and implement alliances.• Promotes and finances research projects and the transfer and adoption of technological innovation.
Results• Consolidation of a NATIONAL NETWORK for technological innovation.• Permanent participation of clients in the definition of research agendas and technology transfer through the national PRODUCT SYSTEM• Food chain studies.• Linkages with knowledge providers.• Systematization of project information.• Strategic alliances with international agencies for research and technological innovation.
Successful ResultsDevelopment of National Agro-climatic Stations 856 Stations
Silvopastoral System• 8 Mexican States• 6,400 Hectares• Increase in livestock production.• Service provision: Carbon sequestration in soils and vegetation Decreased use of herbicides and fertilizers and grain in animal feed Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Effects Increase in biodiversity and conservation of water sources.
Avocado Product System Michocan Intervention StrategyThrough innovation in production processes, capacitybuilding, strengthening management and administrative systems, andproviding information on environmental sustainability andleadership, the avocado product system is strengthened.
Cotton Product System ChihuahuaTechnology transfer to augment production, and the use ofimproved seed stock.Issues:• The international cotton market is caracterised by high price volatility.• Uncertainty and caution in all the links in the industry• High costs of produccion, inputs, seed stock and related services• Low profitability• Abandonment of activity
Cotton Product System ChihuahuaImpacts:• Increase in production by 171.4%• Entrance of additional producers.• Reduction of seed stock costs by 35%• Reduction in water use by almost 2,000 m3 per hectare• Reduction in the application of pesticides by 50%• Decrease in contamination from the sector
Research, Validation and Technology Transfer Budget and goals 1997-2010(MDP)
INNOVAGRO NETWORKAn initiative of COFUPRO A.C. & IICA, as part of astrategic program of innovation to promoteproductivity and competitively, the network wasestablished as an organization in 2011.Contributes to the development of the affiliatedcountries agribusiness, through mechanisms ofcooperation, strategic alliances, and innovativemanagement processes.
Challenges for Agri-Food Innovation• Innovation is a strategic factor in the mitigation and / or adaptation to climate change and food security issues.• Growth in investment in research, development and innovation, and their use, will be crucial to the long term growth of food supply, availability and pricing challenges to be met by 2050.
THE INNOVAGRO NETWORK OFFERS:• Solutions to problems beyond the capability of individual countries.• Opportunities for participation, consultation and cooperation between countries (networks).• Integrate generation, dissemination and knowledge management.• Based on the demands and needs of producers.• Articulate demand-supply (Public and private sectors)• Bringing knowledge to producers.• Identify, adapt and/or adopt innovations from other countries. Declaration of Innovation for Food Security, Argentina
Network Members59 members of 16 countries (14 AL & 2 Europe)
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