Value chains http://feed.informer.com/digests/SUCGM4EZI5/feeder Value chains Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:34:38 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Livestock value chain strengthening essential for improving production and food security in Niger, say scientists http://gldc.cgiar.org/livestock-value-chain-strengthening-essential-for-improving-production-and-food-security-in-niger-say-scientists/ Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals urn:uuid:fc6768c2-5067-7c41-37e2-2a7bce14f610 Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:20:03 +0000 <p>Can Niger claim its rightful place on the food production charts? A group of scientists working with smallholder crop-livestock farmers believe strong market linkages may be the missing ingredient. Researchers from ICRISAT, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) met with a stakeholder group on 12 March to [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://gldc.cgiar.org/livestock-value-chain-strengthening-essential-for-improving-production-and-food-security-in-niger-say-scientists/">Livestock value chain strengthening essential for improving production and food security in Niger, say scientists</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://gldc.cgiar.org">Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals</a>.</p> <p>Can Niger claim its rightful place on the food production charts? A group of scientists working with smallholder crop-livestock farmers believe strong market linkages may be the missing ingredient.</p> <p>Researchers from ICRISAT, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) met with a stakeholder group on 12 March to discuss ways to enhance livestock productivity. The members of the group, an innovation platform comprising famers, butchers, veterinarians and others in the value chain, pointed out the need for access to good quality animal feed, improved veterinary care and market access.</p> <p>Niger exports livestock and meat, and has earned a reputation for quality livestock production in West Africa. Food insecurity, however, persists in the villages of the country. Integrated crop-livestock management approaches are being explored to increase production of food sourced from animals and to improve rural livelihoods.</p> <p>The interventions discussed at the meeting were simulated in a whole-farm modelling system to demonstrate impact on farm incomes.</p> <p>“We shared with the platform members a few whole farm modelling scenarios for three farm types to illustrate the potential impact of adoption of fodder and market interventions. Such demonstrations are convincing and can help motivate stakeholders to quickly adopt interventions,” said Dr Shalander Kumar, Principal Scientist, Innovation Systems for the Drylands (ISD), ICRISAT.</p> <p>The meeting was organized as part of a <u>project</u> titled ‘Enabling Value Chains to Create Sustainable Income for Vulnerable People in Crop-Livestock Systems of Burkina Faso and Niger’. It is funded by USAID through Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. The project was launched in 2018 to increase production of animal source foods through integrated management of crop-livestock systems, notably with the participation of small-ruminant livestock keepers.</p> <p>To improve market linkage, researchers visited the animal and fodder market in Niamey to understand animal trade and local conditions that drive it.</p> <p>“The visit helped understand the unique nature of animal trade corridors across countries in West Africa. We also saw the impacts of regional policies and events, and currency fluctuations on the trade in Niger,” Dr Kumar added.</p> <p>The project aims to promote dual purpose crops as fodder, livestock services, connect producers with markets and identify niche markets for livestock producers.</p> <p>The project is expected to improve the livelihoods of over 80% of rural population in the study region of Niger and Burkina Faso that depends on livestock and agriculture.</p> <div class="greennature-stunning-text-ux greennature-ux"> <div class="greennature-stunning-text-item type-normal with-padding "> <div class="stunning-text-caption"><strong>Project:</strong> Enabling Value Chains to Create Sustainable Income for Vulnerable People in Crop Livestock Systems of Burkina Faso and Niger</div> <div class="stunning-text-caption"><strong>Funder:</strong> USAID under the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems under the coordination of University of Florida.</div> <div class="stunning-text-caption"><strong>CRP</strong>: Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC)</div> <div class="stunning-text-caption"><strong>Partners: </strong>International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), New Mexico State University (NMSU), Conseil National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA), Institute de l’Environnement et de Recherche Agricole (INERA) and Resilience and Economic Growth in Sahel &#8211; Enhanced Resilience project (REGIS-ER).</div> </div> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://gldc.cgiar.org/livestock-value-chain-strengthening-essential-for-improving-production-and-food-security-in-niger-say-scientists/">Livestock value chain strengthening essential for improving production and food security in Niger, say scientists</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://gldc.cgiar.org">Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals</a>.</p> What’s good for business is good for forests in Indonesia http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/whats-good-for-business-is-good-for-forests-in-indonesia/ Forests, Trees and Agroforestry urn:uuid:759b771a-6d83-ffb8-e516-98f37c082a6d Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:23:31 +0000 <p>Scientists in Indonesia are demonstrating how better business opportunities for local communities can help foster and reinforce sustainable forest management. As the world marks International Day of Forests on March 21, the benefits of reforestation and forest restoration are rightly lauded. In success stories of the past, local communities have often been cast as the heroes of sustainable forestry, while [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/whats-good-for-business-is-good-for-forests-in-indonesia/">What’s good for business is good for forests in Indonesia</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://foreststreesagroforestry.org">Forests, Trees and Agroforestry</a>.</p> <div id="attachment_69399" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><img class="size-medium wp-image-69399" src="http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/47226283281_08a7fb0fea_k-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" srcset="http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/47226283281_08a7fb0fea_k-300x200.jpg 300w, http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/47226283281_08a7fb0fea_k-768x512.jpg 768w, http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/47226283281_08a7fb0fea_k-1024x683.jpg 1024w, http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/47226283281_08a7fb0fea_k-420x280.jpg 420w, http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/47226283281_08a7fb0fea_k-640x427.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">A community member hold a tree product as part of the Kanoppi project in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Photo by A. Sanjaya/CIFOR</p></div> <p class="p3"><b><i>Scientists in Indonesia are demonstrating how better business opportunities for local communities can help foster and reinforce sustainable forest management. </i></b></p> <p class="p3">As the world marks International Day of Forests on March 21, the benefits of reforestation and forest restoration are rightly lauded. In success stories of the past, local communities have often been cast as the heroes of sustainable forestry, while private sector businesses have been portrayed as villains. But what if that’s not the whole story?</p> <p class="p3">The <a href="http://www.worldagroforestry.org/project/kanoppi-2-developing-and-promoting-market-based-agroforestry-options-and-integrated">Kanoppi project</a>, which launched in 2013 and has now entered its second phase, concentrates on the expansion of market-based agroforestry and the development of integrated landscape management in the poorest provinces of eastern Indonesia and the country’s most densely-populated island of Java.</p> <p class="p3">The project, which is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), is funded by the <a href="https://www.aciar.gov.au/"><span class="s1">Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research</span></a> (ACIAR) and led by scientists from the <a href="http://www.worldagroforestry.org/">World Agroforestry</a> <span class="s2">(ICRAF), <a href="https://www.cifor.org/">Center for International Forestry Research</a> (CIFOR), </span>the Research, Development and Innovation Agency (FOERDIA) of the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Murdoch University in collaboration with other project partners.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Read also:</strong> <a href="http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/new-childrens-book-teaches-the-sustainable-traditions-of-west-timorese-honey-hunters/">New children’s book teaches the sustainable traditions of West Timorese honey hunters</a></p> <p class="p3"><b>Missing link</b></p> <p class="p3">For many generations, communities living in Indonesia have relied on forests to supplement the food and income they reap from farming. Yet, despite the riches of the forests, poverty is still widespread. Some rural households living in the Kanoppi project’s pilot sites in eastern Indonesia earn around US$210 a year.</p> <p class="p3">Part of the challenge is a lack of integration and linkages between community groups producing timber and non-timber forest products (NTFP) and the private sector. Conflicting, confusing and changeable public policies also do not help.</p> <p class="p3">“For example, some communities will plant small teak plantations as a kind of savings account, but most don’t know how to get the permits required to harvest and transport the timber,” explained Ani Adiwinata Nawir, policy scientist with CIFOR. “This means that communities do not harvest as much teak as they could and that they can’t convert their timber into cash when needed.”</p> <p class="p3">Strengthening value chains has become a key focus for Kanoppi, so that farmers can capture more value from their agroforestry production. This, however, requires sustained efforts at multiple levels, including promoting better practices on the ground to increase productivity and profitability, developing markets and private sector engagement, and facilitating supportive policies and institutions.</p> <div id="attachment_69400" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class="size-medium wp-image-69400" src="http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/36813336275_8c5a1785fd_k-300x199.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="199" srcset="http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/36813336275_8c5a1785fd_k-300x199.jpg 300w, http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/36813336275_8c5a1785fd_k-768x510.jpg 768w, http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/36813336275_8c5a1785fd_k-1024x680.jpg 1024w, http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/36813336275_8c5a1785fd_k-420x280.jpg 420w, http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/36813336275_8c5a1785fd_k-640x425.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">People work together in a paddy in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Photo by A. Erlangga/CIFOR</p></div> <p class="p3"><b>Protecting the forest</b></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2">One example</span> of how to turn traditional community practices into a successful business venture comes from the Mount Mutis Nature Reserve in West Timor. Here, communities come together every year to <a href="https://youtu.be/qR-WFOYju94">harvest wild forest honey</a>. The task is dangerous – men scale trees of up to 80 meters to collect the honey by hand – but it is also sustainable because it does not require cutting down trees.</p> <p class="p3">The honey supplements local diets, and there is enough left over to sell. In fact, as much as 30 tons of wild honey is produced and harvested in Mt. Mutis annually, accounting for 25 percent of total production in the province. Working collaboratively with WWF Indonesia – which is one of the project’s NGO partners along with others like Threads of Life – Kanoppi has helped brand and package the honey, which is now sold as “Mt. Mutis honey” and sold to neighboring islands.</p> <p class="p3">Similarly on Sumbawa island, this commercial success is good news for communities and for the forest: Because the continued honey production hinges on a healthy ecosystem, people have a strong economic incentive to preserve and protect the forest.</p> <p class="p3">That’s the underlying logic of the whole project. When communities can successfully market and sell sustainable products, their incentive to continue sustainable forestry practices grows, which in turn increases productivity, profitability and incomes.</p> <p class="p3">“We want to reinforce this virtuous cycle where business opportunities foster sustainable forestry,” said Aulia Perdana, a marketing specialist with ICRAF. “That’s why we try to involve the private sector – for example in the village learning centers we’ve established in project sites – so that communities can better connect with the market.”</p> <p class="p3">Other efforts to promote sustainable and profitable agroforestry production include using voluntary extensionists, meaning that the people who first adopt a new technology help spread those innovations to other members of the community. Eleven on-farm demonstration trials have already been established, and 40 more are planned for 2019. Kanoppi has also published manuals, journal articles, videos and a <a href="https://youtu.be/qR-WFOYju94">picture book</a> to promote its methodology.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Read the picture book:</strong> <a href="http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/secrets-of-the-mutis-honey-hunters-2/">Secrets of the Mutis Honey Hunters</a></p> <p class="p3"><b>Landscape perspective</b></p> <p class="p3">Given the project’s success with marketing the sustainably produced honey from Mt. Mutis, the local district administration has adapted its strategy on integrated landscape-level management of NTFP to give greater weight to communities’ customary practices. This is an important first step toward establishing policy support elsewhere in the country.</p> <div id="attachment_69403" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><img class="size-medium wp-image-69403" src="http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/16302186060_c49c734dc3_k-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" srcset="http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/16302186060_c49c734dc3_k-300x200.jpg 300w, http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/16302186060_c49c734dc3_k-768x512.jpg 768w, http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/16302186060_c49c734dc3_k-1024x683.jpg 1024w, http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/16302186060_c49c734dc3_k-420x280.jpg 420w, http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/16302186060_c49c734dc3_k-640x427.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Honeycomb drains through a nylon filter in Indonesia. Photo by S. Purnama Sarie/ICRAF</p></div> <p class="p3">One challenge has been that past planning and policies have separately focused on different sectors, such as small farms in forestry and target-oriented cash crop production led by other sectors – not considering opportunities for synergies or problematic overlaps. Kanoppi has departed from that approach.</p> <p class="p3">“We talk about integrated landscape management, which essentially is about harmonizing the different land uses along the watershed from upstream to downstream, so that farms, plantations, forests and many other kinds of activities coexist and reinforce each other,” said Ani.</p> <p class="p3">“The landscape perspective helps everyone – communities, businesses and authorities – see what kind of production fits where in the landscape, in ways that are both profitable and sustainable.”</p> <p class="p3">Kanoppi is a clear example of how combining the expertise and experience of CIFOR and ICRAF scientists makes for a strong response to development and sustainability challenges in forested landscapes – among the many reasons why the two institutions <span class="s2">recently announced a merger</span>.</p> <p class="p3">In Indonesia, Ani, Perdana and their colleagues will continue their work to develop inclusive, sustainable business models that generate a fair return – specifically focusing on scaling-up the adoption of improved production practices and value chains to benefit smallholder livelihoods through landscape-scale management of the farm-forest interface – for communities and for forests.</p> <p class="p3"><i>By <a href="http://storylandcommunications.com/">Marianne Gadeberg</a></i><i>, communications specialist.</i></p> <hr /> <p class="p3"><i>This research is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). FTA is the world’s largest research for development program to enhance the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development and food security and to address climate change. CIFOR leads FTA in partnership with Bioversity International, CATIE, CIRAD, INBAR, ICRAF and TBI. FTA’s work is supported by the <a href="https://www.cgiar.org/funders/">CGIAR Trust Fund</a></i><i>.</i></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/whats-good-for-business-is-good-for-forests-in-indonesia/">What’s good for business is good for forests in Indonesia</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://foreststreesagroforestry.org">Forests, Trees and Agroforestry</a>.</p> Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Aquaculture Compact https://fish.cgiar.org/publications/technologies-african-agricultural-transformation-taat-aquaculture-compact FISH CRP urn:uuid:c90fb833-6e8d-ffa8-174f-e4846a189cea Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:02:58 +0000 <p>The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program, funded by the African Development Bank, is a knowledge- and innovation-based response to the need to scale up proven technologies across Africa. The aim is to boost productivity and make Africa self-sufficient in key commodities. The program is being implemented in 22 countries. It focuses on nine priority commodity agricultural value chains (maize, wheat, rice, sorghum/millet, cassava, high-iron bean, orange flesh sweet potato, aquaculture and small livestock) with the support of enablers.</p> Isabelle Baltenweck: an agricultural economist passionate about making the world a better place for women and men in livestock https://livestock.cgiar.org/2019/02/11/isabelle-baltenweck-an-agricultural-economist-passionate-about-making-the-world-a-better-place-for-women-and-men-in-livestock/ CGIAR Research Program on Livestock urn:uuid:dac25279-36b7-aca5-46b4-9279665a367f Mon, 11 Feb 2019 06:46:23 +0000 The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock recently announced with pleasure the appointment of Dr. Isabelle Baltenweck as its new flagship leader for Livestock, Livelihoods and Agro-food Systems (LLAFS). Originally from France, Isabelle brings to the role close to 20 years of post-doctoral experience in smallholder value chains in Africa, South and South-East Asia, with a &#8230; <span class="more-link"><a href="https://livestock.cgiar.org/2019/02/11/isabelle-baltenweck-an-agricultural-economist-passionate-about-making-the-world-a-better-place-for-women-and-men-in-livestock/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></span> <p><img data-attachment-id="1102" data-permalink="https://livestock.cgiar.org/livestock_crp_isabellebaltenweck_ageconomist_edit/" data-orig-file="https://crplivestock.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/livestock_crp_isabellebaltenweck_ageconomist_edit.jpg?w=610" data-orig-size="5605,3741" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;11&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;ILRI&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;NIKON D810&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1549531727&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;110&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;1600&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.002&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="Livestock_CRP_IsabelleBaltenweck_ageconomist_edit" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://crplivestock.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/livestock_crp_isabellebaltenweck_ageconomist_edit.jpg?w=610?w=300" data-large-file="https://crplivestock.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/livestock_crp_isabellebaltenweck_ageconomist_edit.jpg?w=610?w=610" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1102" src="https://crplivestock.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/livestock_crp_isabellebaltenweck_ageconomist_edit.jpg?w=610" alt="Livestock_CRP_IsabelleBaltenweck_ageconomist_edit" srcset="https://crplivestock.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/livestock_crp_isabellebaltenweck_ageconomist_edit.jpg?w=610 610w, https://crplivestock.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/livestock_crp_isabellebaltenweck_ageconomist_edit.jpg?w=1220 1220w, https://crplivestock.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/livestock_crp_isabellebaltenweck_ageconomist_edit.jpg?w=150 150w, https://crplivestock.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/livestock_crp_isabellebaltenweck_ageconomist_edit.jpg?w=300 300w, https://crplivestock.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/livestock_crp_isabellebaltenweck_ageconomist_edit.jpg?w=768 768w, https://crplivestock.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/livestock_crp_isabellebaltenweck_ageconomist_edit.jpg?w=1024 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px" /></p> <p><em>The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock recently announced with pleasure the appointment of Dr. Isabelle Baltenweck as its new flagship leader for Livestock, Livelihoods and Agro-food Systems (LLAFS). Originally from France, Isabelle brings to the role close to 20 years of post-doctoral experience in </em><em>smallholder value chains in Africa, South and South-East Asia, with a focus on livestock farming. She has played a central role in the flagship </em><em>through its different iterations, first as the Livestock &amp; Fish CRP and in its current form, as the Livestock CRP. </em></p> <p><em> </em><em>On International Women and Girl’s in Science day, we celebrate Isabelle’s contributions as an agricultural economist with ILRI for 19 years, while looking ahead to her new role that she is inheriting from Dr. Steve Staal, where she will draw upon her varied areas of expertise in farm level economics, value chains, gender, livelihoods and systems approach.</em></p> <p><em>Here Isabelle shares with us her vision for the LLAFS flagship and talks about what motivates her most.</em></p> <h3><span style="color:#c24d2e;"><strong>WITH 3 YEARS LEFT ON THE CLOCK, WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU SEE FOR THE FLAGSHIP AND THE LIVESTOCK CRP AS A WHOLE?</strong></span></h3> <p>Quite a lot of work has been accomplished in the first phase of the CRP as Livestock and Fish, and now two years into the current phase, we have a real chance now to consolidate research outputs in order to generate some solid international public goods, through applying lessons learned from our cross country and cross commodity experiences.</p> <p>We are able now to formulate fewer and more focused research questions – including whether livestock can really help move farming communities onto the path towards gender equity. We are also in a position to concretely inform the debate on how and why it is important to invest in livestock value chains, for which types of benefits, and at various levels – i.e. farm, value chain and country.</p> <h3><span style="color:#c24d2e;"><strong>WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE FLAGSHIP LEADERSHIP POSITION? </strong></span></h3> <p>I believe in inter-disciplinary work, and for me this is what the Livestock CRP is all about – harnessing the expertise of different people. I enjoy working with people from different disciplines and being challenged. I also know livestock systems well, especially dairy.</p> <p>Mostly, I want to ensure is that our research answers important questions, not just the ones from donors, but especially those from the livestock communities and stakeholders that we serve.</p> <p>We need to be looking at how the research conducted in different countries are answering the CRP’s research questions, helping us to identify innovations that can have the most impact. For example, what are better ways for farmers to access the needed inputs and services – those that enable value chain actors to be more profitable and improve their livelihoods. We need to provide evidence on various options so that people–from an animal health provider, a woman livestock trader, to an extension or ministry person–can make an informed choice, taking into account trade-offs.</p> <h3><span style="color:#c24d2e;"><strong>WHAT DREW YOU TOWARDS WORKING AS AN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIST IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT?</strong></span></h3> <p>I believe scientists, including economists, have a responsibility to make the world a better place.</p> <p>I could have been a farmer (though I’m way too risk averse) or a development practitioner (but I spend too much time considering different options), so I ended up in research. Economics is about looking at options and trade-offs, and this approach allows us to better understand decision making and processes.</p> <h3><strong><span style="color:#c24d2e;">COULD YOU DESCRIBE SOME OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS?</span></strong></h3> <p>I would say the contribution I made to the Heifer-led <a href="https://www.heifer.org/ending-hunger/our-work/programs/eadd/index.html">East Africa Dairy Development</a> project. ILRI was the research partner and I contributed to the design and implementation of this multi-country, multi-partner project. Being able to influence the design of the 2<sup>nd</sup> phase was a great achievement, moving it away from a “one-size-fits-all” hub model to a flexible hub approach.</p> <p>I also take great pride in seeing my various staff and students increase their capacity – capacity strengthening is a big part of what I do (not only formal training).</p> <h3><span style="color:#c24d2e;"><strong>WHAT GETS YOU UP IN THE MORNING?</strong> </span></h3> <p>It would have to be working with great colleagues, and knowing that I will learn something new (almost) every day.</p>