Letter from CGIAR Chairman W. David Hopper to the Heads of CGIAR Delegations, September 27, 1989
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Letter dated September 27, 1989 from CGIAR Chairman W. David Hopper to heads of delegations to the CGIAR, also distributed to the Group more broadly. The letter described the meeting of an ad hoc group of donors in Paris two weeks earlier and its advice on the agenda for International Centers Week scheduled for October-November 1989.Hopper laid out the agenda for ICW. He also provided an update on the work of a committee facilitating negotiations between FAO and IBPGR, both in preparing a draft memorandum of understanding, and encouraging IBPGR to remain in Rome to enhance opportunities for cooperation with FAO. He also touched on plans for a vegetable research network in Southern Africa, prospects for additional funding for forestry research, and plans for an executive session of donor representatives during ICW, the second such session..A report by TAC Chairman Alex McCalla on developments since the CGIAR meeting in October-November 1989 is attached.