1981 CGIAR Integrative Report
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Eighth integrative report prepared by the CGIAR Secretariat. In order not to overlap with the second CGIAR System Review, the first portion of this report avoids CGIAR organizational issues, but is devoted instead to scientific developments offering challenges and opportunities. The subjects covered are: biological nitrogen fixation involving micro-organisms; beneficial root fungi known as mycorrhiza; tissue culture and genetic engineering; and the scientific problems of improving production on marginal lands. The discussion of financial needs for 1982 was heavily influenced by the steps being taken to deal with expected shortfall of $7 million below approved budgets for 1981. Levels proposed implied limited real growth largely at the newer centers, once inflation was met. Principal expanded activities are listed center by center. The report includes a five year indicative plan as proposed by the System Review. Annexes list the CGIAR centers and members, and contributions by donor to the CGIAR. Improved processes for preparing and reviewing center programs and budgets are described. There is a table on historical requirements and contributions, and a bibliography for the scientific discussion. Document presented and discussed at the CGIAR meeting in November 1981. The scientific issues were also discussed at TAC 26th Meeting in June 1981.