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  1. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM CRSP Overview Theo Dillaha, Program Director SANREM CRSP Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech

  2. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Outline • SANREM Past & Future • SANREM Phase III • Goals and Objectives • Programs • Funding • Governance • Key M.E. Personnel

  3. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM Phases I & II 1991: National Research Council study to develop a research strategy for U.S. universities to support sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in developing countries. 1992: SANREM CRSP created, competed, and awarded to University of Georgia.

  4. Phase I: 1992-1997 Phase II: 1998-2004 Projects: Southeast Asia Andes West Africa Partners 15 US and host country universities 5 NGOs 6 research/extension organizations 6 IARCs USDA/ARS ______________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM Phases I & II

  5. Outputs 86 journal articles 84 book chapters 21 books 53 policy briefs 74 research reports 105 conference presentations 16 MS degrees 25 PhDs 6,291 non-degree training recipients ______________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM Phases I & II

  6. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM Recompetition • SANREM Phase III recompeted in 2004 • M.E. awarded to Virginia Tech • Leader with Associate (LWA) Cooperative Agreement • Virginia Tech is the Leader/M.E.

  7. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Initial Phase III Partners • Iowa State University • North Carolina State University • Purdue University • Virginia Tech • Washington State University • Rodale Institute • Winrock International • University of Colorado

  8. Cornell University Florida A&M Indiana University Kansas State University North Carolina A & T Penn State Texas A&M University of California, Berkeley University of Connecticut University of Georgia University of Missouri University of Wisconsin ______________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Additional Phase III Partners

  9. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Initial Phase III Collaborating Institutions • World Cocoa Foundation • AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center • CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food • ICRAF - International Center for Research in Agroforestry • ICRISAT - Int. Crop Research Inst. for the Semi-Arid Tropics • IITA - International Inst. for Tropical Agriculture • ILRI - International Livestock Research Institute • IRRI - International Rice Research Institute

  10. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Additional Collaborating Institutions • CIAT - Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical • CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research • CIP - Centro Internacional de la Papa • IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute • Wildlife Conservation Society • Dozens of host country colleges, universities, national research centers, and NGOs

  11. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM Phase IV • Phase III award: Oct. 2004 to Sept. 2009 • 2008: SANREM Review • SANREM External Evaluation Panel • USAID Administrative Management Review • 2009: BIFAD and USAID will review Phase III progress and recommend renewal, expansion, or recompetition

  12. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Services CRSP? • In 2005, USAID proposed to eliminate SANREM and replace it with a recompeted SWES CRSP in 2009. • Decision will now be based on 2008 review. • We need a favorable review in 2008!

  13. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Services CRSP Proposed key topical areas: • soil conservation and fertility management; • impact of production and tillage practices on water quality, • infiltration and hydrology; • methodologies for valuation of ecosystem services; • policy incentives and/ or payment mechanisms for ecosystem services; and • interactions between resource rights and sustainable management. All currently addressed by SANREM, but more emphasis on soil quality and water

  14. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM CRSPPhase III

  15. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM Objectives • Increase stakeholder income generation, • Empower stakeholders, particularly women, • Enhance resource management, • Strengthen local institutions, • Improve market access for small-holders and communities, and • Promote sustainable and environmentally sound development.

  16. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM Thesis Development and environmental problems must be addressed using a nested landscape systems approach: • Field-based systems • Farm and enterprise-based systems • Watershed-based systems • Ecological systems • Governance and policy systems

  17. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM M.E. Goals • To facilitate the research and capacity building activities of the SANREM researchers, and • To compile and disseminate the knowledge generated by SANREM CRSP researchers.

  18. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Research Programs • Immediate Activities • Bridging Awards • Planning Awards • Long-Term Research Awards • Associate Awards • Technical Assistance

  19. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Immediate Awards • SANREM – Knowledge Management • Landscape Systems Coordinators and Technology Transfer Coordinator • State of the art synthesis of SA and NRM knowledge • Book • $720,000 over two years

  20. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Bridging Awards Research capitalizing on SANREM Phase I and II activities • RFA within 2 weeks • 12 applications • Evaluation by SANREM TC • 4 awards for $381,042 • 3 months after startup

  21. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Bridging Award Recipients • Globalization, Agricultural Growth and the Environment: Consolidation and Continuity of SANREM Research in Southeast Asia (University of Wisconsin-Madison and Purdue University) • Sustainable Land Use and Biodiversity Conservation in the Andes: Scaling-Up SANREM-Andes Research (University of Georgia). • Analysis Required for Payments for Watershed Environmental Services (Ohio State University) • Metadata Development for the SANREM Knowledge Base (Virginia Tech)

  22. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Planning Awards Funding for travel to host countries to: • Identify research needs • Consult with potential partners, stakeholders, & USAID Missions and Bureaus • Develop collaborative research plans

  23. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Planning Awards • RFA within 3 months • Worldwide distribution • 74 applications • 18 awards for ≈ $700,000 • External Review Panel • 6 months after startup

  24. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Long-Term Research Awards • RFA within 3 months • 28 applications • 10 without Planning Awards • External Evaluation Panel • 5 awards for ≈ $6,000,000 • 15 months after startup

  25. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Long-Term Research Awards • Decentralization Reforms & Property Rights: Potentials and Puzzles for Forest Sustainability and Livelihoods • Developing a Participatory Socio-Economic Model for Food Security, Improved Rural Livelihoods, Watershed Management, and Biodiversity Conservation in Southern Africa • Watershed-based Natural Resource Management in Small-scale Agriculture: Sloped Areas of the Andean Region • Adapting to Change in the Andean Highlands: Practices and Strategies to Address Climate and Market Risks in Vulnerable Agro-Ecosystems • Agroforestry and Sustainable Vegetable Production in Southeast Asian Watersheds

  26. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Associate Awards • Additional “potential” funding from USAID Missions/Bureaus • Up to $5 million in Cooperative Agreement – really no limit • Chris Kosnik will discuss in more detail later.

  27. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Technical Assistance • Approximately $50,000/year to provide technical assistance related to SA and NRM to USAID Missions/Bureaus. • Funds can only be expended in response to specific Mission requests.

  28. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM Knowledge Base A web-based knowledge management system that: • Creates metadata for SA and NRM knowledge resources. • Channels SA & NRM knowledge to users worldwide. • All SANREM partners must contribute to the SANREM Knowledge Base. • More details from Conrad Heatwole tomorrow.

  29. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM Budget Overview * 90 % of non ME expenses

  30. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM Budget Outlook • Budget OK for FY 2007 • Budget outlook for FY 2008 and beyond may be challenging. • USAID indicating possible reductions in CRSP funding of ≈20% in FY 2008. • Possibility of additional funding in FY 2008 to support soil quality research activities when/if the Soil Management CRSP ends in FY 2007.

  31. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM Governance • Board of Directors • Technical Committee • Landscape System Coordinators • Research Activity Committees • External Evaluation Panel • Policy and Operating Procedures Manual

  32. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Board of Directors Provides policy-level advice to the M.E. in conformance with the CRSP Guidelines.

  33. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Board of Directors • Alton Thompson, NC A&T (Chairperson) • David Acker, Iowa State • Robert Bates, Washington State • James Lowenberg-DeBoer, Purdue • Sharron Quisenberry, Virginia Tech • Mark Rosegrant, IARC Representative • L. George Wilson, NCSU • International Representative – Unfilled • Ex-Officio Members • Chris Kosnik (Voting), USAID • S.K. De Datta (Ex-Officio), Administrative PI • Theo Dillaha (Ex-Officio), Program Director • Keith Moore (Ex-Officio), Assoc. Program Director

  34. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Technical Committee • Review the research, training, and technology transfer progress • Assess the research outcomes and impacts of the SANREM CRSP • Propose modifications in the program

  35. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Technical Committee • Andrew Manu, Iowa State • Paul Mueller, NCSU • Gerald Shively, Purdue (Chairperson) • Chris Pannkuk, Washington State • Saied Mostaghimi, Virginia Tech • Barry Shapiro, ICRISAT • Devona Bell, Winrock International • Maria Elisa Christie, Gender Spec., Virginia Tech • Host-country representative - unfilled • Ex-Officio Members • Chris Kosnik, USAID CTO • S.K. De Datta, Administrative PI • Theo Dillaha, Program Director • Keith Moore, Associate Program Director • Mike Bertelsen, Policy/Economics Coordinator

  36. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Landscape System Coordinators • Develop the SANREM knowledge base in their system area • Coordinate planning and other activities for their respective system, and • Facilitate cross-system planning and activities • Serve on Technical Committee • Future?

  37. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Landscape System Coordinators • Field-based systems, Paul Mueller, NCSU • Farm/enterprise-based systems, Chris Pannkuk, Washington State • Watershed-based systems, Saied Mostaghimi, VT • Ecological systems, Andrew Manu, Iowa Sate • Governance/policy systems, Jerry Shively, Purdue. Technology Transfer Coordinator, Devona Bell, Winrock

  38. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Research Activity Committees • Plan and implement individual SANREM CRSP-funded long-term research activities. • Chaired by Research Activity Leader, a PI from the lead US university • Need to let M.E. know who is a member of each RAC and who the Research Activity Leader is.

  39. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 External Evaluation Panel • Evaluate, rank, and recommend activities for SANREM support. • Conduct an annual review of SANREM funded activities. • Conduct an in-depth year 3 review of long-term research activities. • Identify inadequate, irrelevant, or marginal activities.

  40. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 External Evaluation Panel • Robyn Burnham, University of Michigan (ecologist) • Kathleen Galvin, Colorado State (Anthropologist) • Richard Harwood, (Chair), formerly Michigan State, Rodale, Winrock, CGIAR (Agronomist) • Don Winkelmann, former Director General of CIMMYT and Chair of CGIAR Technical Advisory Committee (Economist)

  41. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Policy and Operating Procedures (POP) Manual Purpose: • Ensure that the SANREM CRSP operates in a consistent and efficient manner to promote SA & NRM research, training and technology transfer. • Available from SANREM website.

  42. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 SANREM ME Personnel • S.K. De Datta, Administrative PI • Theo Dillaha, Program Director • Keith M. Moore, Associate Program Director • Michael Bertelsen, Economic and Policy Impact Assessment Coordinator • Maria Elisa Christie, Gender Equity Coordinator • John Lipovsky, Program Coordination Assistant • Kirk Neal, Communications Specialist/Editor

  43. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Administrative PI: S.K. De Datta • Administrative and financial oversight of the SANREM CRSP, monitoring conformance with university and USAID procedures; • Supervise the core management team; • Serve as a scientific resource for the program, including non-voting ex-officio membership on the TC and Board.

  44. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Program Director: Theo Dillaha • Facilitate activities of research partners; • Technical, administrative, and budgetary oversight; • Coordinate preparation of the annual reports, work-plans and budgets; • Develop and implement activity monitoring and evaluation procedures; • Solicit supplemental resources (Associate Awards); • Coordinate technical assistance activities; • Non-voting member of the BOD and TC; • Implement Board policies and recommendations; and • SANREM representative to USAID/W, CRSP Council, and internationally.

  45. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Biodiversity Conservation inAgriculture Symposium PUNTACANA Resort and ClubPunta Cana, Dominican RepublicMay 31-June 2, 2006 Organized by the Virginia Tech Office of International Research, Education, and Developmentwith funding from the United States Agency for International Development

  46. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia 18-20 April 2006 Questions