CGIAR / Engagement / Fish / Livestock

Debating the Livestock Fish Mega Program

On August 24, participants from around the world converged on Addis Ababa to discuss the proposed CGIAR ‘Livestock-Fish’ research Mega Program. Participants attending came from 4 CGIAR Centers – CIAT, ICARDA, ILRI, and WorldFish; others came from Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia. They represent governments, national research organizations, regional and sub-regional bodies (FARA, IBAR, … Continue reading

CGIAR / Engagement / Fish / Livestock

Livestock Fish Stakeholder Consultation – Introducing the Mega Program Proposal

During the ILRI-hosted livestock fish Mega Program stakeholder meeting in August, ILRI’s Tom Randolph introduced the proposed Mega program in more detail. The overarching goal of the Mega Program is to “sustainably increase productivity of small-scale livestock and fish systems so as to increase availability and affordability of ASFs for poor consumers and, in doing … Continue reading

CGIAR / Engagement / Research

Livestock Fish Stakeholder Consultation – CGIAR Change Process Update

During the ILRI-hosted livestock fish Mega Program stakeholder meeting in August, Steve Hall, Director General of the WorldFish Center introduced the process of change in the CGIAR. He highlighted four major changes in the new CGIAR: from 15 independent centers to 1 consortium from diffuse priorities to 15 Mega Programs from funded Centers to funded … Continue reading

Engagement / Fish / Livestock

Feedback: Achieving wider impact?

We sought comments on the question: Is it reasonable to expect that the focus on working to transform specific value chains in specific places will generate measurable local impact AND facilitate subsequent scaling out regionally AND generate technologies and research findings that will benefit international development efforts more widely? Please comment: What strategies could we … Continue reading

Engagement / Fish / Livestock

Feedback: Can the CGIAR add value to other actors?

We sought comments on the question: This approach assumes that CGIAR Centers can act as catalysts to attract new or align existing development investments (including by the private sector). It also assumes that different research partners will work together to support development partners as they implement major development interventions in the targeted meat, milk and … Continue reading

Engagement / Fish / Livestock

Feedback: Good process for deciding focus?

We sought comments on the question: Do you think that the process used for deciding where to focus the Mega Program efforts is sufficiently reasoned and evidence-based (assuming that we now compile the data to support the choices)?  How can the process be improved or further strengthened. Results from the survey: N=44 Strongly agree: 27.3%     … Continue reading

Engagement / Fish / Livestock

Feedback: Relevant criteria for deciding where to focus?

We sought comments on the question: Do you think that the criteria used for deciding where to focus the Mega Program are the most essential and relevant? What specific criterion you feel is non-essential or is missing. Results from the survey: N=45 Strongly agree: 28.9%     Agree:    55.6%                 Disagree: 6.7%    Strongly disagree: 0%        No opinion: 8.9% … Continue reading