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Improved livelihoods at scale - Flagship Project 5 overview, ISTRC 2018


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Marc Schut presents an overview of Flagship Project 5 'Improved livelihoods at scale' of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), during the 18th Triennial Symposium of the International Society of Tropical Roots Crops (ISTRC) in October 2018.

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Improved livelihoods at scale - Flagship Project 5 overview, ISTRC 2018

  1. 1. O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 Flagship Project 5: Improved livelihoods at scale MARC SCHUT • ISTRC ANNUAL MEETING
  2. 2. Flagship overview FP5 provides support to next and end users for scaling of RTB innovations from the farm to the community, the region, and beyond. It guides RTB scientists in the other flagships on how to better target research, design strategic youth and gender research, select partners and develop capacity for improving livelihoods at scale.
  3. 3. Dr Elisabetta Gotor CC5.1 – Foresight and impact assessment Dr Netsayi Mudege CC5.3 – Gender-equitable development & youth employment Prof. Cees Leeuwis CC5.4 – Scaling RTB agri-food systems innovations Dr Godfrey Taulya CC5.2 – Sustainable intensification and diversification Clusters and Cluster Leaders
  4. 4. FP 5 performance and visibility Our science performance: • 31 Publications in ISI Thompson journals • 14 PhD students (3 defend(ed) in 2018) • Special Issue “Science of Scaling” in Agricultural Systems Journal with 25 committed publications covering different CRPs and IAR4D centers Our resource mobilisation performance: • Successful fund raising: $20.9M • Proposals under review: $18.4M • Scaling of innovation is a hot topic, FP5 is a step ahead of the rest. High investment interest. Visibility and attention for Scaling of Innovation: • Symposium and panels during GFS Conference (Cape Town) and SDG Conference (Wageningen) • High-level panel on Scaling of Innovation during World Food Prize and ScaleUp Conference in 2018
  5. 5. Figure 5. Percentage changes in production statistics of RT&B crops under different investment scenarios over the 2050 baseline (Grey boxes indicate low importance or no cultivation). Meat Root & Tubers CerealsFruit & Veg Forecasting model shows sustained per capita demand for roots and tubers through to 2050. Source: IFPRI, 2015 (In: RTB Proposal, 2nd Phase) Petsakos, A., Prager, S., Gonzalez, C. E., Chibwana, A., Gbegbelegbe, S., Sulser, T. B., Kikulwe, E. M. & Hareau, G. Understanding the consequences of changes in the production frontiers for root, tuber and banana crops. Under preparation for submission to special issue of Global Food Security. Foresight on scaling strategies (CC5.1)
  6. 6. Defining scaling domains (CC5.2)
  7. 7. Optimal banana spacing: 2.0 × 2.0 m or 2516 mats ha-1 Optimal banana spacing: 2.3 × 2.3 m or 1857 mats ha-1 Optimal banana spacing: 2.7 × 2.7 m or 1360 mats ha-1 0 10 20 30 40 50 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 Attainablefreshbunchweight(kg) Crop density (Mats ha-1) Central Southwestern Western Defining scaling domains (CC5.2)
  8. 8. Gender awareness and Cap Dev (CC5.3) • Strategic youth work: Literature review on youth studies and scaling (draft in progress) • 2 Documentary videos capturing youth’s experiences with seed entrepreneurship (Kenya) • From gender to more broad understanding of heterogeneity among end-users (typology work to better understand adoption behaviour of farmers) • In Vietnam, video engage young people on Gender Responsive research: Climate change and resilient food systems • Mixed methods data from Central Uganda collected between 2010- 2017 was used to build a case-study on young men and women’s aspirations and engagement in agriculture
  9. 9. Scaling Readiness: developing, implementing and monitoring evidence-based scaling strategies • Tested with pilot projects in CIP, Bioversity, IITA and CIAT • Used to review RTB Scaling Fund CNs and full proposals (2 criteria) • Used to develop evidence-based scaling strategies for funded Scaling Fund projects • Key indicators (innovation readiness, innovation use and scaling partner co-investment) validated (qualitatively) • High demand by partners for investment portfolio management Tools: Scaling Readiness (CC5.4)
  10. 10. Science of Scaling: Special Issue Ag Syst ~25 Peer reviewed articles on emperical-data-based best practices, tools approaches and lessons learned from scaling of agricultural innovation
  11. 11. • Scaling kick-off and project workshops in Ghana and Ethiopia (3S+), Nigeria (HQCP) and Uganda (SDSR- BXW) • Projects use Scaling Readiness to shape their Theory of Scaling • Scaling Fund does Research, Learning and Impact • 2nd round of Scaling Fund projects under development • Qualitative evidence that Scaling Readiness assessment works! Practice of Scaling: RTB Scaling Fund
  12. 12. Thank you