CGIAR Mid Term Meeting, Paris, May 24-26, 1982: Main Conclusions Reached and Decisions Taken and Informal Summary of Proceedings
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Record of a meeting of the CGIAR at the World Bank in Paris, France, May 24-26, 1982, CGIAR Chairman Warren C. Baum presiding. Contains two documents, a report of main conclusions issued in July and an informal summary dated December. This was the first of the mid term meetings, held regularly in the spring and expected to be smaller than ICW which would be held in Washington in November each year.TAC Chairman Cummings reported on TAC 27, starting with center programs for 1982. Concern was expressed that TAC had to review center budgets for 1982 for a second time because of a shortage of funding. Mr. Cummings reported TAC discussions of crop protection, plant breeders' rights, upland rice, and the status of several quinquennial reviews. Sir John Crawford presented the Quinquennial Review of ILCA, which he led. The recommendations of the review were accepted by the Board and Management of ILCA. The CGIAR concurred with TAC's recommendation that research on plant nutrition should be encouraged at existing IARCs, rather than providing support to a new initiative. A representative of AustralIntellectual Assets Reported on the creation of the International Board for Soil Resources Management (IBSRAM). Although it accorded water management the highest priority of any new activity, the Group decided not to fund a TAC proposal for an International Irrigation Management Institute (IIMI). An informal group of donors would discuss supporting IIMI outside the CGIAR. The Group reduced and then approved a CGIAR Secretariat revision of the five year funding plan recommended in the system review. The plan required a 20% increase in funding for 1983 over 1982. The CGIAR discussed a report on the status of implementation of recommendations of the second CGIAR system review.Annexes: list of participants, and revision of the five year plan.