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Latin America and the Caribbean Region CIAT Board Meeting #63 Nairobi, Kenya 12 May 2011. Elcio Guimarães. Content. CIAT host country Agronatura and FUNDACIAT South America Central America and the Caribbean Challenges. 02/31. Host country (1/9). 03/31. Host country (2/9).

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Latin America and the Caribbean Region

CIAT Board Meeting #63

Nairobi, Kenya12 May2011

Elcio Guimarães


Content

  • CIAT host country

  • Agronatura and FUNDACIAT

  • South America

  • Central America and the Caribbean

  • Challenges

02/31


Host country(1/9)

03/31


Host country(2/9)

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

    • Research

    • Validation

    • Carimagua

    • Biotechnology

    • Follow up

  • Work plan for 2012-14

04/31


Host country(3/9)

  • 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(4/9)

  • Facilitator role

    • Agreement Corpoica-Embrapa

      • Genetic resources, technologies, capacity building….

06/31


Host country(5/9)

  • Bogota office (located at Corpoica)

  • Diana Toscano

    • Agronomic Engineering

    • (EARTH Int. Univ. of Costa Rica)

    • MBA business administration

    • Strong links with public and private sectors

    • Knowledge of and experience with donors

    • Experience in writing proposals

07/31


Host country(6/9)

  • Fedearroz (Colombian rice federation)

    • Orinoquia

    • Linkages with Embrapa

    • Strengthening joint activities

      • Capacity strengthening – young scientists

      • Data base and analysis

      • Pilot test and technology transfer

      • Climate change

08/31


Host country(7/9)

  • Boyaca State

    • International Research Center for the High Tropics

    • Agro-industrial production systems

    • CIAT y FUNDACIAT support

    • Tropical fruit program

09/31


Host country(8/9)

  • UNAL-Palmira

    • Course on “Participatory Research”

    • Proposal on participatory research

    • International seminars – CIAT visitors

10/31


Host country(9/9)

  • Tropical Fruit

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

    • Three project proposals

11/31


Content

  • CIAT host country

  • Agronatura and FUNDACIAT

  • South America

  • Central America and the Caribbean

  • Challenges

12/31



Agronatura and FUNDACIAT

  • 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

  • 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


Content

  • CIAT host country

  • Agronatura and FUNDACIAT

  • South America

  • Central America and the Caribbean

  • Challenges

16/31


South America (1/6)

  • Embrapa

    • CNPMF

      • Public-Private partnership – cassava breeding

      • Tropical fruit

    • CNPGC

      • Capacity Building

    • Acre

      • CIM position

17/31


South America(2/6)

  • Embrapa

    • Cecat

      • Capacity building

      • REDD course

    • CNPAF

      • Rice breeding

      • Bean breeding

18/31


South America(3/6)

  • IICA

    • Procitropicos network – AI

    • IICA-ISU-CIAT (US$15 million - seed proposal)

  • Catie

    • Amazon region

    • Course LFM

      • Public-Private partnership – forage breeding

19/31


South America(4/6)

  • INTA-Argentina

    • Visit CIAT

    • Areas of common interest

  • INIAs

    • Amazon Initiative (AI)

      • Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela

      • ICRAF, CIFOR, Bioversity International

20/31


South America(5/6)

  • Research

    • Seeds

    • Wood quality

    • Genetic resources

21/31


South America(6/6)

  • Knowledge management

    • Mapping environment and population

    • Amazon dialogues

    • Amazon policy briefs

22/31


Content

  • CIAT host country

  • Agronatura and FUNDACIAT

  • South America

  • Central America and the Caribbean

  • Challenges

23/31


Central America and the Caribbean (1/5)

  • Regional Strategy

    • LFM

Red SICTA, UNA,

Farmers’ Assoociation, ITC, CIAT

24/31


Central America and the Caribbean(2/5)

Environmental niches

for high cuality coffee

Climate change adaptability

25/31


Central America and the Caribbean(3/5)

Nicaraguan national food security plan Biofortification

26/31


Central America and the Caribbean(4/5)

Transformation of upland to irrigate agriculture through water harvesting

27/31


Central America and the Caribbean(5/5)

  • High demand for capacity building

  • NARIs with limited capacity

  • Small countries

  • Region still has donors’ support

  • CIAT has high reputation

28/31


Content

  • CIAT host country

  • Agronatura and FUNDACIAT

  • South America

  • Central America and the Caribbean

  • Challenges

29/31


Challenges(1/2)

  • Continue/strengthen relationship with host country

  • Move more aggressively outside the host country

  • Find better ways to relate to:

    • International Organizations

    • Regional networks

    • Identify and relate to new donors

30/31


Challenges(2/2)

  • Strengthen links with National Programs

  • Link CRPs to LAC research (ex. CRP7)

31/31


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