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Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

Elcio Guimarães

Latin America and the Caribbean
Region

CIAT
Board

Meeting #63

Nairobi,
Kenya

12
May

2011


Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

Content


CIAT host country



Agronatura

and FUNDACIAT



South America



Central America and the Caribbean



Challenges

02/31

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

Host country

(1/9)

03/31

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


MADR
-
Corpoica
-
CIAT agreement (US$4 million)


o
Research


o
Validation


o
Carimagua


o
Biotechnology


o
Follow up



Work plan for 2012
-
14

04/31

Host country

(2/9)

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


Research (joint agenda)



Rice, forage, fruits, soils, climate change



Capacity building, knowledge management



Maize (CIMMYT)



Research (Corpoica)



Soybean, rubber, bio
-
energy crops, livestock

05/31

Host country

(3/9)

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


Facilitator role



Agreement Corpoica
-
Embrapa



Genetic resources, technologies, capacity building….

06/31

Host country

(4/9)

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


Bogota office (located at Corpoica)



Diana
Toscano


o
Agronomic Engineering


(
EARTH
Int
. Univ. of Costa Rica)


o
MBA business administration


o
Strong links with public and private sectors


o
Knowledge of and experience with donors


o
Experience in writing proposals

07/31

Host country

(5/9)

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


Fedearroz

(Colombian rice federation)


o
Orinoquia


o
Linkages with
Embrapa


o
Strengthening joint activities



Capacity strengthening


young scientists



Data base and analysis



Pilot test and technology transfer



Climate change

08/31

Host country

(6/9)

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


Boyaca

State


o
International Research Center for the High Tropics


o
Agro
-
industrial production systems


o
CIAT y FUNDACIAT support


o
Tropical fruit program

09/31

Host country

(7/9)

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


UNAL
-
Palmira


o
Course on “Participatory Research”


o
Proposal on participatory research


o
International seminars


CIAT visitors


10/31

Host country

(8/9)

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


Tropical Fruit


o
Corpoica, UNAL
-
Palmira, ICA, Corp. Biotech


o
Three project proposals


11/31

Host country

(9/9)

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

12/31

Content


CIAT host country



Agronatura

and FUNDACIAT



South America



Central America and the Caribbean



Challenges

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

Agronatura and FUNDACIAT

13/31

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


Biodiversity and Competitiveness. Colombia’s National
Bio
-
trade Fund through a PPP create the Valle del
Cauca’s Regional Committee for Biodiversity and
Competitiveness



Agri
-
Business Incubator. Started developing an
innovative model of a science and technology park, with
support from
Agri
-
Science Park @ ICRISAT


14/31

Agronatura and FUNDACIAT

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


CEVICACAO
-

The Virtual Center for Cacao
Research creating a collaborative network
among Colombian institutions



In vitro propagation of strawberry varieties
-

Colombian

Japanese company, FIS Ltd., is to
improve the quality of strawberry varieties
from Japan to increase their commercial and
exporting potential.

15/31

Agronatura and FUNDACIAT

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

16/31

Content


CIAT host country



Agronatura

and FUNDACIAT



South America



Central America and the Caribbean



Challenges

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

South America
(1/6)


Embrapa


o
CNPMF



Public
-
Private partnership


cassava breeding



Tropical fruit


o
CNPGC



Capacity Building


o
Acre



CIM position

17/31

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


Embrapa


o
Cecat



Capacity building



REDD course


o
CNPAF



Rice breeding



Bean breeding


18/31

South
America

(2/6)

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


IICA


o
Procitropicos

network


AI


o
IICA
-
ISU
-
CIAT (US$15
million
-

seed proposal)



Catie


o
Amazon region


o
Course LFM



Public
-
Private partnership


forage breeding

19/31

South
America

(3/6)

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


INTA
-
Argentina


o
Visit CIAT


o
Areas of common interest



INIAs


o
Amazon Initiative (AI)



Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela



ICRAF, CIFOR, Bioversity International

20/31

South
America

(4/6)

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


Research


o
Seeds





o
Wood quality




o
Genetic resources


21/31

South
America

(5/6)

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


Knowledge management

o
Mapping environment and population



o
Amazon dialogues



o
Amazon policy briefs


22/31

South
America

(6/6)

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

23/31

Content


CIAT host country



Agronatura

and FUNDACIAT



South America



Central America and the Caribbean



Challenges

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

Red SICTA, UNA
,

Farmers’ Assoociation,
ITC, CIAT

Central America and the Caribbean
(1/5)



Regional Strategy


o
LFM


24/31

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

Environmental niches

for high cuality coffee

Climate change adaptability

25/31

Central America and the
Caribbean

(2/5)


Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

Nicaraguan national food security plan
Biofortification

26/31

Central America and the
Caribbean

(3/5)


Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

Transformation of upland to irrigate
agriculture through water harvesting

27/31

Central America and the
Caribbean

(4/5)


Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


High demand for capacity building



NARIs with limited capacity



Small countries



Region still has donors’ support



CIAT has high reputation

28/31

Central America and the
Caribbean

(5/5)


Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

29/31

Content


CIAT host country



Agronatura

and FUNDACIAT



South America



Central America and the Caribbean



Challenges

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor

Challenges

(1/2)


Continue/strengthen relationship with host country



Move more aggressively outside the host country



Find better ways to relate to:


o
International Organizations


o
Regional networks


o
Identify and relate to new donors

30/31

Eco
-
Efficient Agriculture for the Poor


Strengthen links with National Programs



Link
CRPs

to LAC research (ex. CRP7)


31/31

Challenges

(2/2)