1979 CGIAR Integrative Report
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For its general theme, the report takes the contribution of the IARCs to technology development. It considers this topic under the headings of plant breeding, farming systems and socio-economic research, mechanization, and basic research and the generation of scientific knowledge. The report sought to convey the breadth and scope of the work rather than raise issues or make a critical appraisal. The financial section of the report noted that CGIAR expansion would continue in 1980 with the planned establishment of ISNAR and incorporation of IFPRI. Planned growth at the eleven existing centers, particularly for rice and livestock research, contributed to a 26 percent increase in core budget requests at a time of inflation in the host countries of several centers, and recession in donor countries. TAC proposed budget reductions combined with technical adjustments were sufficient to almost eliminate the consequent funding gap.Under the heading of longer term planning, the report proposed a five year financial plan for the doubling in current dollars of the funds available to the CGIAR centers. It also proposed initial steps toward a second system-wide review of the CGIAR. Attached tables list the centers and CGIAR members, donor contributions from 1972-1979, proposed budget reductions, center requests and budget recommendations for 1980, an illustrative five year projection of funding, and analysis of center expenditures.