Report of the Fifth Meeting of the CGIAR Private Sector Committee
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Report of the fifth meeting of the CGIAR Private Sector Committee, held in London, March 31-April 2, 1997 and chaired by Andreas Büchting and Assia Alaoui. Matters discussed included funding cuts and staff reductions at ICRISAT and IRRI, a draft paper on a private sector perspective of agricultural research, plans for the third CGIAR System Review, and the possibility of raising the level of CGIAR investment in biotechnology. The Committee also discussed means of increasing awareness of the CGIAR and its activities in the private sector, including preliminary preparations for a high level conference with selected representatives of that sector. Committee members described their visits to various centers.Agenda document, CGIAR Mid Term Meeting, May 1997.