TAC Chair's Report to CGIAR International Centers Week, October 1999
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Report by TAC Chair Don Winkelmann to the CGIAR meeting in October 1999 on the activities of TAC since the CGIAR 1999 Mid Term Meeting, including topics covered at TAC 77 in September 1999.Winkelmann covered the status of external reviews of ICARDA, IWMI, and WARDA, and the study of plant breeding methodologies. He reported on progress with a revision of the statement on CGIAR priorities and strategies. The review of center financing plans for 2000 showed a continued shortfall in resources allocated to germplasm improvement, and trends in some commodities and sectors, notably water and livestock, away from levels endorsed by the Group. Winkelmann reported also on TAC's implementation of its plan to monitor the major environments within which the CGIAR operates through panels of experts. The first panel dealing with the basic science and technology underlying integrated natural resource management would be convened at TAC 78.