1980 CGIAR Integrative Report
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With the impending CGIAR System Review in mind, the first section of the report discusses the role of the CGIAR in the overall context of research directed at improving agriculture in the developing countries. It provides an historical perspective on international agricultural research and then considers current interrelations among research systems. Under the latter heading are discussions of links with developing countries, regional organizations, and developed countries, and relationships with multilateral organizations.The general portion of the report concludes with a discussion of five aspects of future strategy: 1. problems of technology development for resource-poor farmers; 2. research priorities; 3. collaboration with national research programs; 4. regional organizations; and 5. basic research.The second element of the report, on financial needs, contains two parts. The first describes the process by which centers programs and budgets, are reviewed. Center requests would expand requirements for 1981 by 9% for real growth and 16% for inflation. The report proposes, and allocates by center, funding as decided at TAC 24 at a reduced net requirement of $146 million, implying 5% growth. The second part, on longer term financial planning follows a procedure agreed at the CGIAR meeting in 1979. It proposes a revised five year indicative plan providing growth limited in total to 3% per year from the 1981 level for the 13 existing centers collectively.Annexes are lists of the centers and members of the CGIAR, contributions of donors, a list of possible program additions if funds were to become available, and a program budget analysis for all centers combined. Document at the CGIAR meeting of September 1980.