Gap Funding for Agroecology Coalition
International Centre for Research in Agroforestry
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), a Kenya-based CGIAR center established in 1978, generates science-based knowledge about the benefits trees provide for agriculture, livelihoods, resilience, and the future of the planet. Since 1992, ICRAF has maintained a regional office in Lima, Peru. The office’s nine researchers cover climate change, food systems, business and value chain development, local knowledge, and agroforestry systems. Aiming to support better practice and policy, ICRAF-Peru partners with a variety of local actors to generate knowledge on complex issues facing rural development.
The Transformative Partnership Platform on Agroecology (Agroecology TPP) through CIFOR-ICRAF will continue supporting the development of the Coalition to Transform Food Systems through Agroecology (Agroecology Coalition) in this early phase to ensure continuity from incubation into a fully functional and independent coalition secretariat.
Strengthening this coalition fully aligns with both the TPP’s mission on policies and implementation gaps (the success of the coalition being expected to play an important role for a thriving TPPs science policy interface) as well as with the CCRP’s commitment to improve nutrition, productivity, livelihoods, and equity for smallholder farming communities through agroecological approaches.
The overall goal is to ensure continuous support from Agroecology TPP for the Agroecology Coalition’s successful transition into a fully functional, independent coalition secretariat with stable, secured funding by February 2023 so that the coalition can bring together civil society, scientists, policymakers, and the private sector to recognize and pursue AE for sustainable food systems transformation.
Specifically, the project seeks:
- A permanent host for the coalition secretariat selected with successful handover of secretariat role from TPP to permanent secretariat, including support in identifying suitable candidates for key positions
- More stakeholders contacted and enrolled or planning to enroll in coalition, including governments, civil society organizations (CSOs), and private sector
- Meetings organized of steering group and entire coalition
- Working groups fully operational, supported by secretariat
- Additional fundraising efforts for secretariat and coalition overall, including funding being matched by BioVision and providing platform for further financial support