ILRI Centre-Commissioned Review of the Systemwide Livestock Programme
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Report of the first review of the Systemwide Livestock Program conducted between April and May 2001 by a panel chaired by Jock Anderson. The document contains a transmittal letter from TAC Chair Emil Javier, TAC comments, a response by ILRI and other participating Centers, in addition to the report itself. The report evaluated the Program's effectiveness in fostering linkages for integrated crop-livestock research with plant-oriented CGIAR Centers. The panel found strong evidence suggesting the Program had been highly effective in fostering such collaboration, in promoting awareness of the significance of livestock issues among CGIAR crop scientists, and in expanding interdisciplinary contacts between scientists working at different Centers. It also found indications of value added to other CGIAR research, and evidence that the Program was contributing to the knowledge base of smallholder crop-livestock systems. Evaluating the Program's governance, the panel examined the oversight and management role of ILRI as the convening Center of the Program, and the importantdifferentiation between ILRI's global livestock mandate and the Program's agenda. Based on its findings, the Panel recommended continued support to the Systemwide Livestock Program into a second five year period. The report was presented at the business meeting of the 2001 CGIAR Annual General Meeting.