Institutions must also be more proactive in seeking substantial collaboration, such as in the development of research proposals.
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In this manner, collaboration becomes an integral part of the research and not dependent on fund availability or donor mandate. The ARD staff recognized the importance of the training program, which focused on research methods and analytical techniques in physical, natural, and social sciences, but noted that the coverage is narrow and the time was not sufficient. Presentations by local researchers during the local forums showed a relatively wide gap in the mastery of research methods and of research capabilities.
The simple analytical tools used in most of the researches revealed a limitation in the level of rigor in methodology. The papers further reflected the pattern shown in the survey that most researches done were in the natural sciences. In relation to the country's free trade commitment to the ASEAN region, local researchers should link the impact of their research undertaking not only to the development of the Philippine agriculture sector, but also towards strengthening regional trade in the ASEAN region.
At the SEA regional forum, research papers selected from the local forums were presented along with researches from other AMS i. It was noticeable that the presented researches from the Philippines were focused on technology development and increasing productivity of crops and livestock, while other AMS focused on the management of climate change. Nonetheless, the presentations, quality of research, and ability of the researchers from the Philippines to answer questions showed that they are at par with their counterparts from other AMS. Equally important is that the Philippines showcased its capacity to establish different areas of collaboration with other AMS.
The key challenges for the improvement of the Philippine ARD system identified in the forum includes prioritizing basic and applied research, as well as structural issues on collaboration. There may be plenty of research findings across the ASEAN that can be shared, but the mechanisms by which these are shared is unclear.
On a regional scale, it was noted that the competitiveness of ASEAN countries on certain commodities is dependent on the extent of its government's investment. Nonetheless, mechanisms on these partnership areas need further discussion and agreement among AMS. Another capacity building opportunity was the institutional-level benchmarking of selected countries in the ASEAN region. The benchmarking study showed that in terms of the overall attributes i.
It was also noted that consortia as a collaborative approach could optimize resources through sharing expertise and research infrastructure. The consortium could also facilitate the transfer of technology and knowledge through academic exchanges. The research team was composed of Dr. Prudenciano U. In that way marginalized people in the informal economy could be fully integrated into mainstream economic life by providing them with decent work.
The Regional Consultation also addressed the issue of food sovereignty in ASEAN countries, where the availability of safe and nutritious food for a healthy lifestyle is no longer sufficient because we need to know more about where, how, by and for whom food was actually produced.
Access to food and services by the poor must take precedence because food availability must be based on domestic production, and staple food supply and prices must remain stable. The Green Economy was discussed at length inasmuch as engaging co-operatives in renewables and waste recycling could be a promising business proposition, hence reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.
According to the Communication of the European Union: private sector activity can take many forms and will impact on economic development in various ways. They may operate at a local, national, regional or international level, in rural or urban areas, in the formal or informal sector and in very different country contexts.
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Each of these private sector actors requires different conditions and incentives to contribute to development, entailing differentiated approaches to their support and engagement for development. A combination of measures is needed, and co-operatives as a people-centered enterprise could play an important role in this regard.
On the one hand, co-operative as could help increase incentives for the formalization of those still living in the margins of society, by providing appropriate legal support, securing property rights especially land , that can be used as collateral for loans. On the other hand, measures need to be taken to improve productivity and working conditions in the informal sector through a safer working environment and easier access to markets, finance, infrastructure and social services. Co-operatives could lead the way in providing decent jobs, sustainable livelihoods and inclusive solutions to social problems by way of:.
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Co-operatives need to be more distinctively acknowledged in the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint in as much as co-operatives have a potential important role in the transformation of socio-economic life of people in urban and rural communities of ASEAN countries. ASEAN governments need to take co-operatives into account by carrying out consultations with the sector when developing economic policies and regulations, creating legal frameworks and undertake administrative practices on social and economic issues.
The co-operative sector deserves equal treatment with other economic sectors, in as much as co-operatives have their distinctive structure that are member-driven, hence a unique sector that is well integrated in communities and built from the ground up. Roelants, Bruno. The DSF aggregates annual reporting to enable key sustainability messages to be developed based on evidence regarding the sectors continuous sustainability improvements.
Brian is currently a Steering Group member of the Dairy Asia initiative. Dairy Asia brings 13 Asian Countries together to collaborate on sustainable dairy production. Brian led the group of companies in the Dairy Working Group to be a recognised voice for sustainable dairy production. Membership was from the 48 member countries of the IDF. Side event speaker: High level panel on the climate and environmental footprint of animal-source food based diets Day 3 — 10 Oct — Hibiscus room. He has extensive experience working in developing nations in multidisciplinary settings with academic, private and government stakeholders.
Capacity Building and Development in the U. Her programs build technical capacity of government institutions for evidence-based agriculture development planning in the face of environmental challenges, and have spanned over 25 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. She was previously a Climate Change Adaptation Specialist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture CIAT , researching interdisciplinary decision-support processes and multi-level engagement strategies for scaling climate-smart agriculture. He is conducting research on sustainable food production systems and is currently working on innovative solutions for food system transformation and climate change mitigation by increasing the resource use efficiencies throughout the food value chain.
Christine Lamanna is a climate-change ecologist and decision analyst at the World Agroforestry Centre ICRAF in Nairobi, Kenya, working on targeting climate-smart agricultural interventions throughout Africa to inform national policies. She uses a diverse array of techniques, including participatory decision making, Bayesian networks, niche modelling, and functional diversity to investigate the suitability of agricultural interventions for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Chris has published articles on climate change, tropical ecology, soil ecology, and agriculture in scientific journals, he co-edited 8 scientific books, and he co-authored over policy briefs and communications to the public. At CPI, she manages the IFAD grant funding, as well as supporting the development and refinement of innovative financial instruments selected by the Lab.
In this position, and in her previous roles with two consulting companies, she managed large DfID and European Commission international development projects. The aim of my research is to understand the synergies and tradeoffs between food production and the environment. I am particularly interested in identifying innovative mechanisms and technologies to mitigate climate impacts at multiple scales. I conduct interdisciplinary science, which combines field and lab experiments, participatory rural appraisal PRA and modeling approaches, among other methodologies.
Some keywords in my work include agroforestry, crop-livestock systems, carbon C sequestration, greenhouse gas GHG emissions, climate-smart agriculture CSA , livelihoods and food value chains FVCs.
Daniele Eckert Matzembacher is a Ph. Her research interests are in the impact of food waste reduction through entrepreneurship and sustainability in food supply chains. She plays a major role in regional partnership development aimed to build impact pathways so that knowledge in climate change leads to a more competitive and resilient agriculture in Latin America.
She leads CCAFS research portfolio in the region aiming for bringing more climate services into across scales decision making processes, informing policies and priorities with gender sensitive climate smart agriculture and increasing evidence on low carbon and more resilient agricultural options in the region. In addition, her research on economic impacts of climate change and implications in both challenges and action in rural communities and society is strengthening CCAFS regional research.
He investigates and trains agri-food organizations on how to structure themselves for effectively scaling innovations that address global climate and socio-economic problems. He collaborates with businesses, investors, and policy-makers to facilitate investment into climate smart agriculture and forestry projects. His research focusses on supporting the scaling up of climate-smart agriculture CSA evidence-based investment planning, decision making and policy support. Girvetz is widely published and his research has been featured in top media outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times and New Scientist magazine.
He received his Ph. His main areas of interest include rural transformation, food security, and inclusive and sustainable models of value chain development. In July he archived his bachelor in Agricultural Sciences. Gianmarco Jamal currently lives in the German Capital of Berlin, where he was born and raised but due to his Italian background he spends several months of the year in the rural Sicilian Island of Pantelleria, Italy where he gets in touch with the smallholder farmers and the agriculture of the region.
He has initiated and driven the development of the CIAT Asia Climate Policy Hub CPH in Hanoi Vietnam to provide research that supports governments and multilateral donors in designing and implementing climate strategies and investment plans in agriculture. In this endeavor, the CPH uses a set of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to prioritize Climate Smart Agriculture interventions and assess their socio-economic impacts.
Godefroy has more than ten years of work experience blending research on climate policy and climate smart agriculture with management and implementation of development projects. Prior to that Godefroy obtained master degrees in economics and public administration from Maastricht University, the London School of Economics and the Hertie School of Governance.
Prior to taking up his current position, Hans fulfilled various general management and strategy roles within the Rabobank Group. Hans started his career an international mergers and acquisitions lawyer at a private law firm. With his eldest daughter off to university, Hans lives with his wife and two sons in Hilversum, the Netherlands.
His research interests for the last 20 years have focussed on the quantification and mitigation of enteric methane emissions from grazing ruminants. He developed the current New Zealand methodology for estimating enteric methane emissions. Harry was appointed a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in for services to environmental science. Prior to this, Hayden worked extensively on climate change policy, including as lead negotiator for agriculture and forestry for New Zealand in the United Nations Climate Change negotiations and as a Special Adviser based in the New Zealand Embassy in Paris, France.
He has experience across a wide range of agricultural research areas including plant physiology, plant nutrition, agronomy, plant-soil-livestock-climate interactions, and climate variability and change, mostly related to the sustainable intensification of crop-livestock systems especially for smallholders in marginalized environments.
He has extensive scientific background with more than 38 years of experience in the implementation of agricultural research and research for development. His work at CIAT has contributed to the development of abiotic stress soils and climate -adapted tropical forages and common bean germplasm options for sustainable intensification of crop-livestock systems in the tropics. He worked as principal investigator or co-investigator on more than 40 international research projects.
He has published journal articles, 67 book chapters and 68 papers in conference proceedings. Side event speaker : Accelerating innovation development and scaling climate-smart agriculture to drive a transformation in food systems: A high level roundtable Day 2 — 09 Oct — Jan Broeze is scientist at Wageningen University and Research.
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Whereas many of his colleagues work on technological and logistic interventions for food quality and loss reduction, Jan analysis effectiveness of the potential solutions for practical situations. As part of the CCAFS program he is working on trade-offs between food security and greenhouse gas emissions. She is fluent in Bahasa Indonesian and Malay.
His research deals with policy process design, implementation, and effect related to agricultural development in the context of climate change with a focus on coordination and governance issues. He has designed and led regional food system research projects in Europe, south Asia, southern Africa and the Caribbean and has conceived, developed and led a range of major international research initiatives. He has had substantial interaction with FAO, UNEP and CGIAR and many other international organisations, with national departments and agencies, with NGOs, and with businesses in the food sector helping to establish research on the links between food security and environment through the analysis of food systems.
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