1982 CGIAR Integrative Report
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1982 integrative report prepared by the CGIAR Secretariat, as presented and discussed at CGIAR in November 1982. The first, or general, section reviewed the role of the CGIAR in plant germplasm conservation, against the history of the subject and current scientific practices. The report described the broad coordinating of the role of the IBPGR, and the germplasm preservation and related activities at the IARCs. The balance of the report was devoted to financial issues. Part II described an environment characterized by declining growth in contributions by existing donors, fewer new donors coming aboard, persistent inflation, and the impact of the strong US dollar on the value of contributions in other denominations. Special projects had grown at the expense of core, contributions generally were more restricted, and disbursements delayed. Requirements of the centers were not being met, with seriously damaging results. Part III set forth the financial needs of the centers in 1983. The System was shown to be well below its earlier indicative plans. This was true even at the top of the proposed bracket for 1983. A lower level, reflecting center and TAC priority judgements, was provided to take account of possible shortfalls in funding. Part IV proposed a revised indicative plan for the period to 1988, with details of the progressive scaling back that had taken place. Part V concluded with a call for increased donor support.