Report of the TAC fact finding mission in April 1989 to the International Trypanotolerance Center (ITC) chaired by C. T. de Wit. ITC was one of ten nonassociated centers being considered for sponsorship by the CGIAR. Missions to these centers were to provide TAC with information needed for recommending whether the Group should incorporate the center.
The report described ITC's history and the implementation of its strategy. It examined the work of ITC's animal diseases, animal nutrition, animal production, entomology, and genetics programs. Results and impacts of the center's research and training were considered. An overview of ITC's governance and management structure included descriptions of its methods of operations and its relations with other institutions, including national programs in Africa and IARCs. A profile of the Center's physical, human, and financial resources followed. The report concluded by relaying issues and concerns expressed by ITC regarding the need for bridging funds until the CGIAR's decision on the Center's incorporation is known; its relationship to and independence from ILCA and ILRAD in the event it did become a CGIAR Center; and a variety of scientific issues. There were no recommendations included.
One of nine such reports considered in closed session at TAC 49.