2000 CGIAR Annual Report: The Challenge of Climate Change - Poor Farmers at Risk
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CGIAR annual report covering the year 2000, incorporating the Group's annual financial report previously published separately. The annual report contains introductory messages discussing the events of the year from the CGIAR Chairman Ian Johnson and Director Francisco Reifschneider, both new to their positions. The topical portion deals with climate change. Robert T. Watson, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Pedro Sanchez, Chair of the Inter-Center Working Group on Climate Change, contribute articles drawn from presentations made at ICW 2000. Watson offers perspectives on agriculture and climate change, and Sanchez describes a portfolio of proposed research assembled by the centers and his committee.The Financial Report follows the format of previous years. It provides an overview of CGIAR finances during the 29 year history of the Group, with details of funding during 2000, and center use of those funds to support the CGIAR research agenda. It describes the financial position of the centers, and concludes with a chapter on compliance with financial guidelines.Extensive figures and tables provide information to back up the written report. They cover the full period from 1972, with more detailed attention to 1996-2000. The CGIAR financial process is fully described.