To provide the technologies needed to boost the key productivity drivers of livestock and fish production, this Component will seek a balance between short‐term adaptive research for development and longer‐term upstream research. Both will be led by field level engagement through value chain analyses to identify opportunities and key constraints that impede delivery, access and uptake of potential solutions at the field level.
Much of the promising work in this Component is within upstream science, and will be enabled by facilitating interactions between researchers in the biophysical science elements of the Program and development and private sector partners. At the core of these synergies will be new opportunities through evolving genomics science, including livestock‐fish synergies in genetics and genomics applied to crops/forage/fodders to improve quantity and quality of animal feeds and their utilization. Important private sector players in the life sciences will also participate, as well as appropriate co‐investors.
This Component will make use of existing crop and forage gene banks and bioscience platforms in the CGIAR, where scientists from several Centers and their developing country partners can share expensive research facilities and technologies and apply these to new challenges. Equal priority will be given to designing immediate solutions and achieving gains quickly through innovative adaptation of existing technologies and improving their delivery. Key to success will be creating a seamless interface between the lab and the field.