Institutional Options for Entry of Agroforestry into the CGIAR System
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Paper by an ad hoc TAC Agroforestry Panel on institutional options for incorporating agroforestry into the mandate of the CGIAR. It has a particular focus on ICRAF, one of the non associated centers under consideration for CGIAR support. The paper is complementary to a similar one on forestry research, and a desk study on natural resources conservation and management. It outlines the arguments made about the importance of agroforestry and the changing role of ICRAF, reviews past research, and provides a stocktaking of what institutions are doing in the field, drawn largely from the work of the TAC Forestry Panel.Three possible options are identified: carrying out agroforestry research through existing IARCs, restructuring the CGIAR system into a series of regional/agroecological centers; and combining either of the first two options with a role for ICRAF as a focal point, also continuing hands on research in Africa. The paper addresses the interface between agroforestry and forestry research. This there is a place for a chapter summarizing the evaluation comments on the options from outside experts and TAC's Panel on Natural Resources Conservation and Management Research, but this had not been drafted.Agenda document, TAC 51.