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LIVES Research Framework

Berhanu Gebremedhin, Scientist and LIVES Research Coordinator


Presentation Outline

  • LIVES research objective and research statement

  • The research impact pathway

  • LIVES action-oriented research approach and process

  • The types of research, research areas and outputs

  • Research partnership and implementation

  • Role of graduate students

  • Promotion of R4D outputs


LIVES Research Objective

  • To generate knowledge through action-oriented research and synthesis of results/lessons learnt about value-chain development


LIVES Research Statement

  • Research in the LIVES project will be conducted on priority research topics for each commodity in relation with:

    • value chain stages,

    • input supply and service provision support functions,

    • value chain institutional environment, and

    • cross cutting issues of gender, knowledge management and capacity building, food safety and the environment

  • Aimed at generating and synthesizing knowledge to scale out and up best practices in market oriented agricultural development.


The Research Impact Pathway

Resources

(Staff time, finance,

equipment/materials,

transportation etc.)

Activities

(Problem identification,

research design,

implementation,

evaluation)

Outputs

(technologies, institutional/

Organizational/policy

recommendations,

publications, briefs etc.)

Outcomes

(Research

outputs are taken

up/adopted by

intended users)

Impact

(economic,

social and environ-

mental changes)


LIVES Action-oriented Research Approach

  • Technology generation

  • Lab-based

  • On-station

  • On-farm

  • Technology application

  • Organizational issues

  • Institutional issues

  • Diagnostic research

  • Action research

  • Impact research

Experimental

(controlled setting)

Developmental

(uncontrolled setting)

Focus

Methods


The Types of Research

  • Diagnostic

    • Research conducted to identify, describe, quantify value chain constraints and opportunities, and technological, organizational and institutional intervention requirements

  • Action Research

    • Research aimed at generating qualitative and quantitative knowledge on the development process and performance of a single or combination of interventions, which can be used to modify the interventions, and/or identify context specific adoption factors that can be used to scale out/up best practices

  • Impact research

    • Research aimed at generating qualitative and quantitative knowledge on the impact of interventions on economic, social and environmental conditions of farm households.


LIVES Action-oriented research Process

  • Priority setting and targeting within target areas to best address needs and opportunities

  • Identifying and piloting technology and other interventions to improve productivity and market performance

  • Outcome and impact assessment to evaluate the benefits emanating from project investments

  • Analysis of innovation processes to better refine and design capacity building and scaling out of activities

  • Complementing this action-oriented research will be the RBME&L framework from which the strategic lessons will be learnt about the processes and innovations


Research Focus

  • Action-oriented research will be required:

    • how to improve productivity and

    • How to strengthen the functioning of value chains and associated business development services,

  • Hence both technical and socio-economics research

  • Research on the gender implications of the different value chains, technologies, and organizational and institutional innovations

  • Research on the environmental implications of value chain development


  • Research Areas

    • Input supply and services

      • Input supply

      • Credit

    • Extension

      • Knowledge management

      • Capacity building

      • Market information and linkages

    • Production

      • Production technologies

      • Production management

      • Production systems


    Research Areas (2)

    • Post harvest handling, processing and marketing

      • Post harvest handling and management

      • Processing

      • Marketing and distribution

      • Consumption and food safety

    • Cross cutting issues

      • Gender in market oriented development

      • Environmental implications of market oriented development


    Research partnership

    • Collaborative research between LIVES, IWMI, ILRI programs, ICARDA, EIAR, RARIs, and universities

    • Joint supervision of graduate students (MSc/MA).

    • Collaborative research expected to contribute to building capacity within the knowledge systems of the regions

      • strengthenedcapacity of Ethiopian researchers and research institutions

      • promote results to policy makers, implementers, farmers and investors.


    Research Implementation- LIVES Structure

    Project Manager

    Research Coordinator

    Research Officer

    Regional Coordinators (Livestock & Irrigation Experts/Coordinators)

    LIVES Scientists (ILRI, IWMI)

    RBM&E Expert

    Database Analyst

    Zonal Coordinators

    Research Assistants

    GIS Analyst


    Research Implementation

    • Research team by commodity composed of

      • National coordinator(s)

      • RARI Scientists

      • LIVES HQ Scientists

      • IWMI Scientists

      • LIVES regional expert

      • LIVES research assistant

      • ILRI/ICARDA Scientists


    Overall implementation framework


    Role of Graduate Students

    • A key component of capacity building is the strengthening of adaptive research through graduate training

      • 100 students fully sponsored for tuition and Theses

      • 100 students supported for theses only

  • Selection criteria to identify suitable candidates

  • Research topics fit into LIVES research priorities

  • Ensure Gender balance

  • Joint supervision of students


  • Research Outputs

    • Working papers- series

    • Electronic publications

    • Book chapters and Conference proceedings

    • Case studies and syntheses papers

    • Manuals and guides

    • Journal articles

    • Briefs and leaflets

    • TV and Radio programs

    • Videos


    Project Committees

    (that will facilitate promotion of R4D outputs)

    CIDA

    PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE

    (PSC)

    PROJECT COORDINATING TEAM

    (PCT)

    REGIONAL PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEES (4) (RPIC)


    Promotion of Research Outputs

    • Briefings to policy/decision makers

    • National and Regional conferences

    • Technical support to our national/regional partners for strategy/policy/curriculum development

    • International conferences

    • LIVES Website

    • Ethiopian Agricultural Portal

    • Published hard copy materials

    • Mass media programs

    • Videos


    THANK YOU!!


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