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1 Committing Science to Global Development Award for Best Science Paper Ana Ribeiro

2 Abstracts Biodiversity and Agricultural Research Pre-selected by the local cientific commitee: LE + IPAD Award: CGIAR SC

3 Abstracts

4 Sustainable woody biomass production systems: a novel solution for energy, agriculture and the environment in Portugal João C. Azevedo et al Instituto Politécnico de Bragança - Centro de Investigação de Montanha, Instituto Nacional de Engenharia, Tecnologia e Inovação, Universidade de Aveiro

5 Occurrence of an endophytic Nodulisporium sp. from Olea Europaea identified as The Anamorph of Biscogniauxia Mediterranea Maria Cristina Lopes et al Instituto Nacional Recursos Biológicos L-INIA, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências & Center for Biodiversity, Functional and Integrative Genomics

6 Integrated strategy to protect stored rice from fungi A. Magro et al Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Instituto Nacional Recursos Biológicos L- INIA, Universidade de Lisboa - Faculdade de Ciências & Centro de Biologia Ambiental, Universidade do Porto - Faculdade de Engenharia (LEPAE), Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - Instituto Superior de Agronomia

7 Rice (Oryza sativa L.) genetic resources at the Germplasm Bank, Oeiras, Portugal Celina Matos et al Instituto Nacional Recursos Biológicos - L-INIA

8 Sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and biological control under Mediterranean conditions António Mexia et al Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Escola Superior Agrária de Viseu Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Instituto Nacional Recursos Biológicos L - INIA

9 Molecular characterization of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) landraces from Portugal, Cabo Verde and Angola, using SSRs markers Manuela Veloso et al Instituto Nacional de Recursos Biológicos L-INIA, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Instituto de Investigação Científica e Tropical, Centro Nacional de Recursos Fitogenéticos (Angola)

10 Sustainable management of miombo woodlands in the Northern part of Mozambique (Niassa Reserve) Natasha Ribeiro et al Sociedade para a Gestão e Desenvolvimento da Reserva do Niassa and Faculdade de Agronomia e Engenharia Florestal (Mozambique), Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Bioversity International (CGIAR)

11 Village-level market-driven rice intensification - a sustainable model in the Zambezi province of Mozambique Carlos Zandamela et al IRRI (CGIAR), Maputo Delegation, Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique, Faculdade de Agronomia e Engenharia Florestal (Mozambique), Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical

12 Criteria 1. Clearness (rationale, objective and approach) 2. Innovation 3. Scientific approach, valuing technical and socioeconomic linkages 4. Impact for society

13 Award (ex aequo) Miombo woodlands (Ribeiro et al) Rice intensification (Zandamela et al) Honorable Mention Characterization of common bean (Veloso et al)

14 Miombo woodlands Most important type of vegetation in Southern Africa Mozambique: 80% of the rural households depend on it for land and products main source of high value commercial timber species

15 Environmental and social relevance: Home to million Africans across 7 countries Fuel wood and/or charcoal, traditional medicines, food, commercial products Add to global biodiversity Global impact (emissions of trace gases from fires, soils, vegetation and animals and carbon and biomass sequestration) Key role in the regional and global, energy, water and carbon balances AND rural development strategies

16 Miombo woodlands Project To promote the sustainable management of miombo woodlands in Niassa National Reserve (NNR) in northern Mozambique, through an integrated and multidisciplinary approach. NNR embodies the largest and most pristine conservation area of miombo woodlands in Southern Africa, being the largest and wildest conservation area of miombo woodlands in the world. Beneficiaries: local communities, NNR technicians, Researchers

17 Miombo woodlands Expected Results and outputs Identification and selection of priority species Fire history reconstitution: fire cycles vs climate changes Fire monitoring (LTP, including biophysical and social issues) Carbon sequestration: soil and vegetation stocks vs fire freq Characterization of genetic resources: understanding fire resistance Management and Conservation strategy Capacity building: local communities, technicians, researchers

18 Village-level market-driven rice intensification ca 90% from small landholders, who farm less than 0.5ha major constraints: poor in-crop management availability of good seed water and weed control high post-production losses (harvesting and processing) lack of rural labor limited access and knowledge of rice markets rice demand higher than actual production - Mozambique government is committed to increasing rice production

19 Village-level market-driven rice intensification Project To reduce poverty and improve the livelihoods of poor rice producers and consumers in the Zambezi Province of Mozambique To document a proven model of a sustainable rice business by increasing the quantity, quality and financial return for 200 farmers (50% rice production and 30% market value) Beneficiaries: farmers, university students, extension staff, millers, dealers, suppliers and manufacturers

20 Village-level market-driven rice intensification Expected Results and Outputs Favorable operational environment Rice farming as a business Implementation of farmers plans Building national research and development capacity

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