This report is the CIMMYT response on the fifth EPMR of CIMMYT, discussed at the Business Meeting at AGM2005. The purpose of this report is to provide an update on progress towards improvements at CIMMYT in the areas identified by the EPMR; specifically, issues related to governance; business plan; finance; and, partnerships. In particular, CIMMYT is placing a very high priority on articulating its core competency in germplasm enhancement, targeted to the resource-poor in marginal environments in many eco-regions, through a re-focusing of resource allocation, both financial and staffing, and the deve lopment of technologies and research capacity in support of these activities. The report contains a matrix which describes each panel recommendation, CIMMYT's implementation plan response and the status of each recommendation as of November 2005.
This report was discussed at the Business Meeting at AGM2005.