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1 Key messages from the e- consultation in Europe Olivier Chartier (EUROQUALITY) 26 September 2009

2 E-consulation: facts & figures From 2 to 25 September 3 phases Phase 1: introduction + examples of past research with reason for success or failure Phase 2: 5 questions Phase 3: 1 idea for GCARD agenda 190 participants from 49 countries 115 messages

3 E-consulation: examples Panicum maximum (T58): it took over 30 years to impact poor farmer families. Supporting Rural development programme implementation in Romania: the importance of trustworthy relations between stakeholders CARBAP: strong linkage with civil society and involvement of donors as key factors of success

4 E-consulation: examples Rice research programme in Egypt: a successful example Cash-based intervention in food crisis: continuity of expertise and networking are essential Nutrition and HIV: how can we explain a gap in knowledge?

5 Key factors of success Demand-driven research Involvement of stakeholders Continuity of actions Research programming: coordination with other areas (health) + focus on the poor

6 Q1 drivers and challenges Need to develop regional and local answers Some drivers are common by nature, others are common to geographical areas Additional drivers suggested: –Poverty patterns & income inequalities –Change in livelihood strategies –Change in the knowledge/research system –Policy & institutional changes –….

7 Q2 Does European ARD effectively support global poverty reduction? Europe is already doing a lot… … but the impact could be improved. Research is not enough focused on the poor.

8 Q3 Does European research effectively support poverty reduction in Europe? NO !! low level of attention given to poverty in the research agenda European participants involved in ARD do not have an opinion on this question => lack of interest !!

9 Q4 How to improve civil society participation? Civil society should be involved in research programming PPP (Public Private Partnership) Research instruments should be more adapted (small research projects are not appropriate, objectives should be relevant) Need for capacity building both for civil society and scientists Trust, dialogue & respect

10 Q5 How to improve the use of research results? Ensure that research answers user needs: –users in research programming. –user groups as research partners Innovation partnership, link with private sector Continuity of action More education, more extension Changes in the rewarding system of scientists (to balance the importance of scientific publications) Need to reinforce communication

11 Ideas for GCARD agenda Key challenges: –Poverty, nutrition, plant science, landscape & forestry, soil & water Education Stakeholders & their relations Accessibility of research output by the poor Dialogue

12 Ideas for GCARD agenda 1/ Agricultural research & broader development efforts. 2/ Involvement of users the definition and implementation of research. 3/ The weakness of research institutions in many countries 4/ Isolation from research in other development areas (health, energy, and environment) 5/ Isolation from of investments in agriculture.

13 Key messages? Research programming –Should focus more on the needs of the poor –Should involve users –More links (other sectors, agri investment, dvpt effort) Implementation –New type of research projects are needed: Longer projects involving users (incl. private sector) –More capacity building: For the civil society & for scientists (communication) –New incentive for scientists: based on real impact not impact factor !!

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