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French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)

https://www.cirad.fr/en


Team



Julien Demenois

Florent Tivet

Pascal Lienhard

Dr Saruth (CASIC)

Dr Vang (Ministère Agriculture)


Location



Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Summary



 


  • DURATION: 5 years, 2020 - 2025

  • LOCATION: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam

  • BUDGET:  15 million €

  • DONORS: French Development Agency (AFD), European Union (EU) and French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM)

  • COORDINATORS: Professionals for Fair Development (GRET) and Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD)



The overall objective of the Agroecological and Safe food System Transitions (ASSET) project is to make food and agricultural systems in the region more sustainable, safer and inclusive, through harnessing the potential of Agroecology to transform them.It is implemented by GRET as the general coordinator, in a strong articulation with CIRAD in charge of the scientific coordination, in partnership with a consortium of 23 International/European/National Institutions and Organizations and 2 United Nations Agencies.

ASSET will develop and promote a shared vision of Agroecology and Safe Food System Transitions through a comprehensive approach that includes research, networking, policy advocacy, capacity development, awareness raising and communication using Agroecology Learning Alliance in Southeast (ALiSEA) network. The consortium will engage with governments, civil society, private sector and smallholder farmers to generate and transform knowledge into sustainable innovation processes and transformative policies, sensitive to youth and gender equality.

By fostering technical, organizational and institutional innovations at territorial level in flagship programs, generating robust evidence on their performances and impacts, bringing successful approaches to scale and by building upon regional reliable initiatives and institutions, ASSET will help support opening a dialogue on linking agricultural and markets transformations in policy frameworks at local, national and regional level.




Presentation



Context

Agricultural systems in South East Asia are at a crossroads between conventional intensive models and emerging agroecological approaches. The continuous intensification of conventional models which rely heavily on chemical inputs and capital is leading to a simplification of agricultural landscapes,  land degradation and biodiversity depletion, and to increased health risks for farmers and consumers. Moreover, beyond food and nutrition security, food safety is a rising concern, especially in relation to high pesticide residues, and to the contamination of soils and aquifers. Interestingly, agroecological approaches provide an increasing range of agricultural and market innovations towards healthier, environmental and sustainable practices.

Approach

With its comprehensive approach, the project will activate a variety of levers of the agroecological and safe food system transitions within three overlapping spheres of influence.


Structure

Methodology

The project will build a common broad-based methodological framework to:

  • co-produce with large multi-stakeholder groups shared visions and plausible nested impact pathways of the ASSET, at flagship, national and regional levels using a Theory of Change (ToC) approach;

  • assess and monitor the performances and impacts of innovations and pathways to the ASSET, and identify enabling conditions;

  • plan and adapt action research activities at Flagship territorial level through learning

The formulation through participatory ToC tools of a federating strategy to reach the shared vision of the ASSET from local to regional levels will help transform the ALiSEA network into an open coalition of farmer organizations, policy makers, value chain operators, and research and development actors connected by a shared vision of ASSET pathways.

Knowledge generation from flagship to regional levels will feed into and be fostered through multi-stakeholder policy dialogue implemented from a local level through the flagship sites, national to ASEAN levels.


Impacts & Outcomes


Behind those impacts and outcomes, there are basically two assumptions, which ASSET’s approach is grounded on:

  • Assumption 1: Strengthening the capacity and increasing the knowledge and ownership of targeted stakeholders enables them to shift towards the agroecological and safe food system transitions
  • Assumption 2: Providing multi-scale evidence of the performance and multidimensional impacts of agroecological practices within safe food systems enables multiple stakeholders to support and implement the shift towards the system transitions


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3 Comments

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