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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

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Content
  • CIAT host country
  • Agronatura and FUNDACIAT
  • South America
  • Central America and the Caribbean
  • Challenges

02/31

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Host country(2/9)
  • MADR-Corpoica-CIAT agreement (US$4 million)
    • Research
    • Validation
    • Carimagua
    • Biotechnology
    • Follow up
  • Work plan for 2012-14

04/31

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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

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Host country(4/9)
  • Facilitator role
    • Agreement Corpoica-Embrapa
      • Genetic resources, technologies, capacity building….

06/31

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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

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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

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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

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Host country(8/9)
  • UNAL-Palmira
    • Course on “Participatory Research”
    • Proposal on participatory research
    • International seminars – CIAT visitors

10/31

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Host country(9/9)
  • Tropical Fruit
    • Corpoica, UNAL-Palmira, ICA, Corp. Biotech
    • Three project proposals

11/31

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Content
  • CIAT host country
  • Agronatura and FUNDACIAT
  • South America
  • Central America and the Caribbean
  • Challenges

12/31

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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

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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

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Content
  • CIAT host country
  • Agronatura and FUNDACIAT
  • South America
  • Central America and the Caribbean
  • Challenges

16/31

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South America (1/6)
  • Embrapa
    • CNPMF
      • Public-Private partnership – cassava breeding
      • Tropical fruit
    • CNPGC
      • Capacity Building
    • Acre
      • CIM position

17/31

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South America(2/6)
  • Embrapa
    • Cecat
      • Capacity building
      • REDD course
    • CNPAF
      • Rice breeding
      • Bean breeding

18/31

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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

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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

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South America(5/6)
  • Research
    • Seeds
    • Wood quality
    • Genetic resources

21/31

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South America(6/6)
  • Knowledge management
    • Mapping environment and population
    • Amazon dialogues
    • Amazon policy briefs

22/31

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Content
  • CIAT host country
  • Agronatura and FUNDACIAT
  • South America
  • Central America and the Caribbean
  • Challenges

23/31

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Central America and the Caribbean (1/5)
  • Regional Strategy
    • LFM

Red SICTA, UNA,

Farmers’ Assoociation, ITC, CIAT

24/31

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Central America and the Caribbean(2/5)

Environmental niches

for high cuality coffee

Climate change adaptability

25/31

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Central America and the Caribbean(3/5)

Nicaraguan national food security plan Biofortification

26/31

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Central America and the Caribbean(4/5)

Transformation of upland to irrigate agriculture through water harvesting

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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

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Content
  • CIAT host country
  • Agronatura and FUNDACIAT
  • South America
  • Central America and the Caribbean
  • Challenges

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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

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Challenges(2/2)
  • Strengthen links with National Programs
  • Link CRPs to LAC research (ex. CRP7)

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