Document summarizing the research challenges faced by the Latin America and Caribbean Region prepared on behalf of the Regional Forum for Agricultural Research in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is based on the full action plan for that region, which is also included in the record. The shorter document was prepared for the first meeting of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research held during CGIAR International Centers Week, October-November 1996.
The paper described research priorities, and the status of national research, taking Mexico as an example. It discussed ways of increasing the effectiveness and impact of agricultural research in Latin America through more effective partnerships between regional, subregional, and national actors, as well as through their participation in global agricultural research. These two documents were circulated as inputs to GFAR discussions leading to the Declaration and Action Plan for Global Partnerships in Agricultural Research.