Presentation on theme: "The Bio Economy. USDA – Expanding Our Partnership Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) National Institute of Food and."— Presentation transcript:
USDA – Expanding Our Partnership Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Rural Economic Development Agricultural Extension Service
Agriculture Technology Innovation Partnership (ATIP) Foundation USDA/ARS Partnership Incorporated by CFI as ATIP Foundation, LLC CFI serves as organizing Partner Members consist of 8 Regional USDA Partners Intermediary –Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority –California Association for Local Economic Development –Center for Innovative Food Technology –Georgia Research Alliance –Kansas BioScience Authority –Innovate Mississippi –Maryland Technology Development Corporation –Wisconsin Security Research Consortium
ATIP Works With USDA Liaison Committee The 4 Deputy Administrators for National Programs –Plant Production and Protection –Animal Production and Protection –Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems Nutrition Food Quality and Safety Assistant Administrator of ARS for Tech Transfer Chair of the Area Directors Under Secretary Woteki
USDA’s “Four Pillars of Research” Nutrition, Food Safety, and Quality Animal Production and Protection Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems Crop Production and Protection
“Branded Food Products Database for Public Health” Public-Private Partnership
32 initiatives USDA 11: “Enhancing translation of nutrition science from bench to food supply”. “This initiative is directed at developing public / private partnerships with the federal science agencies and food industry to translate research outcomes into the food supply…...International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) … and the Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership (ATIP) Foundation, can assist in cultivating relationships with the food industry toward the goal of creating healthier choices in the food supply – based on nutrition science – to advance public health ….”
Product Specific Nutrient Data Base Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with International Life Science Institute (ILSI) Primary Agency Partners –USDA/ARS –US Food & Drug Administration –US Center for Disease Control –National Institutes of Health Primary Industry Partners –PepsiCo Inc. –General Mills Inc. –Cargill, Inc. –ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Public-Private Partnership Principles 1.Have a clearly defined and doable goal to improve the health of the public 2.Ensure that objectives will meet stakeholder partners’ needs, with a clearly defined baseline to monitor progress and measure success 3.Select objective scientific measurements capable of providing common ground for both public- and private-sector research goals 4.Articulate a clear statement of work, rules, and partner roles, responsibilities, and accountability, to build in trust, transparency, and mutual respect as core operating principles 5.Considering the importance of balance, ensure that all members possess appropriate levels of bargaining power 6.Minimize conflict of interest by recruiting a sufficient number of partners to mitigate influence by any single member and to broaden private-sector perspectives and expertise 7.Adopt research questions and methodologies established by partners with no vested financial interest in them, ideally in the precompetitive space 8.Engage partners who agree upon specific and fundable research question(s) to be addressed by the partnership 9.Enlist partners who are committed to the long term as well as the sharing of funding and research data 10.Along with government and the private sector, include academics and other members of civil society as partners 11.Be flexible and ensure ongoing transparent communications 12.Consider a third-party convener to ensure equality at the table, clarify rules, establish operational guidelines, and specify funding arrangements
Secretary Vilsack “USDA’s new partnership with the ATIP Foundation and ILSI North America enhances our ability to gather information that will ultimately help USDA and our partners better address the root causes of obesity and other diet-related diseases” said Vilsack. “We are seeing positive progress in this area, as evidenced by recent reports that indicate the diets of American adults are improving and childhood obesity is declining in some states. Our work is not done, and we will continue to seek out and support initiatives that expand our knowledge base in this critical area of public health.”
Resilient Economic Agricultural Practice (REAP) Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Founding Members (current) –ADM –Monsanto –National Corn Growers Association –New Holland –DuPont Pioneer –POET – DSM –The National Conservancy
REAP Areas of Research Land Use Crop Development Climate Change Landscape Integration
Land Use intensification Using Current Crops Research is needed to understand near-term and long-term soil health issues, to augment dual/multipurpose crops in the Midwest and elsewhere The Proposed research will bench mark economic and environmental impact of harvesting multiple portions (e.g., corn grain and stover) of crops for expanded uses The proposed research will document changes in fertility demands and may lead to a need for alternative crop selection criteria that would benefit farmers, conservationists, and the post-harvest processing industry. Outcomes will increase land use intensification that avoid land use change and provides food, feed and biofuel production to support a growing population. Research is needed to define complementary management of enhance soil health and long term agricultural productivity
Development of Novel Oil Seed Crops Complementary research is needed to accelerate the development and integration of new oilseed crops, such as cuphea, camelina, and calendula into agricultural systems in key Midwest markets in the USA. Such efforts also support fuel biofuel development for the U.S. armed service for use in every theater. The proposed research will benchmark the economic and environments impact of new crops that complement existing cash crops. Outcomes may lead to scaling-up production to meet the demands of the emerging bioenergy, bioproducts, and personnel care industries. Research is needed to study watershed-scale hydrological processes to predict consequences of management practices and variable weather that impact water and soil quality and agricultural productivity.
Climate Change and Mitigation Research is needed to monitor and understand interaction among agricultural systems for mitigating global climate change. The proposed research will bench mark and identify management strategies to enhance the capacity of agriculture to mitigate climate changes. Outcomes will offset greenhouse gas emission, reducing climate change associated production risks.
Landscape Integration Research is critical for diversifying the landscape by integrated cover crop, perennials, and short season oil-seed crops to provide opportunities for additional environments services (e.g. pollinator support) and more intensive, sustainable land use for food, feed, and fuel production. Outcomes may lead to novel marketing opportunities to provide new seed sources, new co-products to meet the expanding demand for “green’ product alternatives.
International Opportunities New Affiliate Partnerships –India – FICCI, DRDO –Republic of South Africa – Gauteng Provincial –Kenya – Innovative Tech Transfer Centers for Africa –Israel – MATIMOP New Agency Partnership –Foreign & Commercial Service –International Trade Administration –US Department of Commerce
Specific Opportunities Trade Delegations –Hosting –Leading Business Opportunities –South Africa – Energy Infrastructure –Kenya – Trade Development