Paper by Hans Gregersen and John Spears prepared as part of TAC's consideration of the approach to including forestry in the CGIAR mandate. It was marked Interim Draft, but was approved for circulation without change by the steering group of the ad hoc TAC Forestry Panel.
The paper discussed eight topics in forestry that might benefit from centralized international research. These were biotechnology, vegetative propagation, soil microbiology, germplasm conservation, policy research, utilization research, plant protection, and finally remote sensing and information systems. It also briefly considered the institutional implications emerging from its discussion.