1974 CGIAR Integrative Report
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This is a paper prepared pursuant to the recommendations of the Subcommittee on Review Procedures. It is a revision and expansion of a draft circulated in February 1974 and discussed at the CGIAR meetings of July-August and October 1974.The report reviews the evolution and accomplishments of CGIAR-supported research programs. It notes trends towards increased attention to the problems of the small farmer, breeding plants that are both productive and resistant to pests and diseases, and ensuring that research results are adopted and applied in the field. The report analyzes 1975 program and budget requests from the centers.Under the heading of General Issues, the report addresses: outreach programs, particularly the implications of special project funding; handling inflation; planning and financing capital expenditures; accounting for variations from planned expenditures; planning and fiscal management; and the use of reserve funds. It closes with a discussion of the outlook for system finance.Revisions were made in paragraphs dealing with center capital expenditures and working capital. The section on variations from planned expenditure was redrafted. Annex B on off campus programs of the IARCs was added. Information on the financial requirements of the IARCs and the availability of funds was updated to October 15, 1974.