Report of the TAC Fact Finding Mission to the International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
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Report of the TAC fact finding mission in April 1989 to International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) chaired by R. Dudal. ICRAF was one of ten nonassociated centers being considered for sponsorship by the CGIAR. Missions to these centers were to provide TAC with the information needed for recommending whether the Group should incorporate the center.The report described ICRAF's history, mandate, and clients. ICRAF's program was examined in terms of its strategy, constraints, and through the operations of its Research Development, Collaborative Programs, and Information and Communications divisions. The report examined the results and impacts of ICRAF's research and training programs. An overview of ICRAF's governance and management structure included a brief description of its methods of operations and relations with other institutions, including national programs, IARCs and advanced research institutions. A profile of the Center's physical, human, and financial resources followed. The report concluded by relaying issues and concerns expressed by ICRAF regarding a shortage of core funding caused by commitments to a large number of bilateral projects and by demands for ICRAF information and training. There were no recommendations.One of nine such reports considered in closed session at TAC 49. This is a revised version of the original report.