Report of the CGIAR Task Force on Central/Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
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Final report of a task force established at ICW95 to assess what, if any, research collaboration the CGIAR should undertake with the 28 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It was presented at CGIAR International Centers Week in October - November 1996 by Task Force chair Rudy Rabbinge. A preliminary version of the report was discussed at MTM96. The Task Force recommended extending the CGIAR's geographic mandate to the area, which it divided into two regions with differing needs: Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia and the Caucasus. Countries in latter group qualified on per capital income levels alone for CGIAR attention. Programs undertaken should fall within a comprehensive strategy to be developed, correspond with CGIAR priorities and comparative advantage, and be financed with resources additional to those currently available to the CGIAR. Specific activities that could be implemented while planning was continuing were identified at ICARDA, CIMMYT, IPGRI, and ISNAR.Annexes include a paper on agricultural knowledge systems in transitional economies, tables of human, physical, and economic indicators for the countries, a list of CGIAR missions to the area, highlights of a workshop on research and seed production needs in dryland agriculture in the West and Central Asian republics, and a list of proposed CGIAR project activity.