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  1. SANREM CRSP Biodiversity Components Theo Dillaha, Program Director SANREM CRSP Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech ________________________________________________________________________________________ Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium Punta Cana, DR May 31-June 2, 2006

  2. SANREM Objectives • Increase stakeholder income, • Empower stakeholders, particularly women, • Enhance resource management, • Strengthen local institutions, • Improve market access for small-holders, and • Promote sustainable and environmentally sound development. _______________________________________________________________________________ Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium Punta Cana, DR May 31-June 2, 2006

  3. USAID SANREM RFA and Biodiversity USAID RFA specifically required “… linking livelihoods and agricultural production to biodiversity conservation…” _______________________________________________________________________________ Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium Punta Cana, DR May 31-June 2, 2006

  4. SANREM Long-Term Research RFA • Identified “Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Services” as a priority inquiry area, which integrates management of agriculture and natural resources to promote synergistic relationships between production, biodiversity, and livelihoods. • Referenced “Biodiversity Conservation: A Guide For USAID Staff and Partners” _______________________________________________________________________________ Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium Punta Cana, DR May 31-June 2, 2006

  5. Decentralization Reforms & Property Rights: Potentials and Puzzles for Forest Sustainability and Livelihoods Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University Bolivia, Kenya, Mexico, Uganda 100% biodiversity earmark credit _______________________________________________________________________________ Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium Punta Cana, DR May 31-June 2, 2006

  6. Goal: Improve natural resource policy by developing knowledge about institutional arrangements that deliver benefits equitably to local people while sustaining natural resources Biodiversity Question/Objective: What are the local level implications of forest decentralization policies for resource conservation, biodiversity, and ecological sustainability? _______________________________________________________________________________ Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium Punta Cana, DR May 31-June 2, 2006

  7. Developing a Participatory Socio-Economic Model for Food Security, Improved Rural Livelihoods, Watershed Management, and Biodiversity Conservation in Southern Africa Alex Travis, Cornell University Zambia, Malawi 100% biodiversity earmark credit _______________________________________________________________________________ Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium Punta Cana, DR May 31-June 2, 2006

  8. Hypothesis:A market-driven, community-based model designed to improve food security and rural livelihoods will lead to sustainable watershed and biodiversity conservation on a regional scale, when based upon environmentally and economically sound practices. _______________________________________________________________________________ Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium Punta Cana, DR May 31-June 2, 2006

  9. Watershed-based Natural Resource Management in Small-scale Agriculture: Sloped Areas of the Andean Region Jeff Alwang, Virginia Tech Bolivia, Ecuador 10% biodiversity earmark credit _______________________________________________________________________________ Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium Punta Cana, DR May 31-June 2, 2006

  10. Biodiversity Objective:Quantify the relationship between the spatial spread of alternative livelihood activities and environmental quality, particularly water quality and biodiversity. _______________________________________________________________________________ Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium Punta Cana, DR May 31-June 2, 2006

  11. SANREM Biodiversity Earmark Credit FY 2006: $720,000 (30%) _______________________________________________________________________________ Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium Punta Cana, DR May 31-June 2, 2006

  12. Thank you! _______________________________________________________________________________ Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium Punta Cana, DR May 31-June 2, 2006