Systemwide Review of Plant Breeding Methodologies in the CGIAR
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Report of the systemwide review of plant breeding methodologies in the CGIAR conducted in 2000 by a panel chaired by Donald N. Duvick. The document includes an excerpt from the summary of CGIAR International Centers Week 2000, a transmittal letter from TAC Chair Emil Javier, TAC's commentary, and a transmittal letter from the panel chair.The study was based on sub-reports for nine centers, which were made available through the CGIAR website. There were six main findings:1. centers are using traditional techniques effectively and efficiently;2. new tools are used effectively, but will not replace traditional methods in the short term;3. biotechnology will increase efficiency and effectiveness but cost more;4. centers are outsourcing biotechnology effectively but should do it more;5. more financial support is needed for germplasm research and mechanisms that hinder intercenter collaboration should be changed;6. better intercenter collaboration, consolidation, and even centralization could increase effectiveness.The Group endorsed these recommendations.There are nine annexes covering among other things: breeding methods for CGIAR commodities, biotechnology methods used at centers, resource commitments, and CGIAR-NARS interactions in plant breeding and biotechnology.