Report of the TAC Panel on Vegetable Research, part of the process of considering adding a CGIAR program of vegetable research. The panel addressed in particular the eligibility of the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC) for support from the CGIAR. The panel relied on an external review of AVRDC by a panel commissioned by TAC, conducted earlier in 1990.
The panel recommended that AVRDC be restructured to conform to the norms for CGIAR centers, and be financed by the Group. If that was not possible, the panel suggested returning to an amended version of the 1988 proposal for an International Service for Vegetable Research located in Southeast Asia.