The Program combines focused research components and cross‐cutting integrative processes. It is designed to allow both the critical concentration of appropriate scientific skills to generate new and appropriate science, and the joint learning, planning and outcome feedback processes needed to ensure that research priorities match the needs of beneficiaries, and that interventions are evaluated and grounded in real‐world settings with partners.
The Program will thus combine more upstream, globally relevant research with targeted research‐for‐development designed to address the particular development challenges of a set of priority livestock and fish systems with tailored science‐based solutions. Key partnerships, including the private sector at several levels, will be a focus in all components of the Program.
The three Research Components are:
- Technology Development: Improved technologies to sustainably increase productivity and efficiency of livestock and fish production (health, genertics, feeding)
- Value Chain Development: Development strategies for pro‐poor, gender‐equitable value chains for livestock and fish products
- Targeting, gender and impact assessment
These Components provide a means for communities of CGIAR researchers and their partners to work more effectively together, with clear focus on an agreed agenda and outputs and with a common vision and plan for how those outputs will translate into development outcomes. They provide appropriate clustering of skills to deliver new science, they also benefit from an organizing methodological focus and community of practice to ensure synergies, integration and joint learning, as well as relevance to target beneficiaries.