ISPC Commentary on the proposal for CRP 6: Forests Trees and Agroforestry: Livelihoods, Landscapes and Governance (Version of February 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 7: Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security.

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 3.1: "WHEAT - Global Alliance for Improving Food Security and the Livelihoods of the Resource poor in the Developing World" (Revision of August 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 5: Water, Land and Ecosystems.

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 7: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (Version of August 2010).

ISPC Commentary on the proposal for CRP 3.4: Roots, Tubers and Bananas for Food Security and Income.

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 3.4: Roots, tubers and bananas for food security and income (Revision of September 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 3.5: Grain Legumes (Revision of February 2012).

ISPC Commentary on the Proposal for CRP 3.5: Grain Legumes.

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 3.5: Grain Legumes (revision of August 2012).

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP3.6: Dryland cereals (Revision of February 2012).

ISPC Commentary on the proposal for CRP 3.6: Dryland Cereals.

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 3.6: Dryland cereals (Revision of August 2012).

ISPC Commentary on the proposal for CRP 3.7: More meat, milk and fish by and for the poor (version of March 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the Revised Proposal for CRP 4: Agriculture for Improved Nutrition & Health (Revision of October 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the proposal for CRP 4: Agriculture for Improved Nutrition & Health.

ISPC Commentary on proposal CRP 5: Water, Land and Ecosystems.

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP1.1 Dryland Systems: Integrated Agricultural Production Systems for the Poor and Vulnerable in Dry Areas.

ISPC Commentary on Proposal CRP 1.1: Integrated Agricultural Production Systems for the Poor and Vulnerable in Dry Areas (Version of 28 February 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal Integrated agricultural production systems for improved food security and livelihoods in dry areas (CRP1.1 Drylands Systems Program) (Version of 28 January 2013).

ISPC Commentary on the CRP-3.2 Maize Proposal.

Initial comments from the interim Independent Science and Partnership Council on the proposal for CRP 3.3: GRiSP, Global Rice Science Partnership - the first fast tracked CGIAR Mega Program proposal.

Interim Independent Science and Partnership Council Commentary on CRP 3.3: GRiSP, Global Rice Science Partnership (Revision of September 2010).

ISPC commentary on the proposal for CRP 3.1: "WHEAT - Global Alliance for Improving Food Security and the Livelihoods of the Resource-poor in the Developing World" (Proposal of March 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 2: Policies, Institutions and Markets to strengthen Food Security and Incomes for the Rural Poor (Revision of October 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 2: Policies, Institutions and Markets to strengthen Food Security and Incomes for the Rural Poor (revision of May 2011).

ISPC Commentary on the proposal for CRP 2: Policies, Institutions and Markets to Strengthen Food Security and Incomes for the Rural Poor (Version of January 2011).

ISPC Commentary on CRP 1.2 "Humidtropics: Integrated systems for the humid tropics" (Version of 15 August 2012)

ISPC commentary on the proposal CRP 1.3: "Harnessing the development potential of aquatic agricultural systems for the poor and vulnerable" (Proposal of March 2011).

ISPC commentary on the Proposal for CRP 1.2: Humid tropics.

ISPC Commentary on the revised proposal for CRP 1.2 "Humidtropics: Integrated systems for the humid tropics" (Version of 24 January 2012).

This note responds to two independently produced but related documents: (1) “The Cost of the CGIAR Centres of Maintaining and Distributing Germplasm”, jointly commissioned by the CGIAR Consortium and the Conservation Trust, and (2) “CGIAR Consortium Board-Commissioned Genetic Resources Scoping Study”.

The ISPC will follow the criteria listed in the Guidance document and analyze the proposed evolution of each CRP compared to the first set of proposals both in terms of its individual merit and its contribution to the SRF and the overall system portfolio.

The ISPC reviewed 13 CRP pre-proposals and nine EoIs for four Cross-Cutting Platforms between 17 August and 28 September, (also drawing on reviews by external experts and referring to reviews of Phase 1 and Extension proposals). This document provides the ISPC assessment at the portfolio level.

ISPC Commentary on the Rice Agri-Food System (RAFS) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the MAIZE Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the WHEAT Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Fish Agri-food systems Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC commentary on the Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Dryland Cereals and Legumes Agri-food Systems (DCLAS) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Livestock Agri-food systems Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Agriculture for Nutrition & Health (A4NH) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC commentary on the Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) Phase II Preproposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Preproposal for the Genebank programme

ISPC Commentary on the Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the CGIAR Coordinating Platform on Big Data and ICT

ISPC Commentary on the Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the CGIAR Coordinating Platform on Capacity Development

ISPC Commentary on the Expression of Interest for the CGIAR Coordinating Platform on System-wide Genetic Resources Policy (SGRP)

ISPC commentary on the Expression of Interest for the CGIAR Coordinating Platform on Gender

The aim of this policy is to ensure that any potential Conflicts of Interest are made open and transparent, and that processes are managed to take declared interests into account. No policy can account for every eventuality; it is the responsibility of all individuals working with the ISPC to declare any unforeseen associations which could be perceived as a conflict.

ISPC Assessment of the revised proposal for the Genebank Platform phase 2 (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment of the Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment of the Platform on Big Data revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment of the Fish Agri-Food System (FISH) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment of the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Commentary on the Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022) submitted 31 July 2016

ISPC Assessment of the Livestock Agri-Food System (LIVESTOCK) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment of the Maize Agri-Food System (MAIZE) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment of the Rice Agri-Food System (RICE) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment of the Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment of the Wheat Agri-Food System (WHEAT) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment of the Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment of the Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment of the Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) CRP-II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment of the Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) CRP II revised proposal (2017-2022)

ISPC Assessment of Revised CRP-II Full proposals, 14 September 2016

Covering memo from the ISPC Chair - ISPC review of revised CRP proposals, September 2016

NEWS

ISPC MEETINGS

The fifteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 04-05 April 2017 in Rome, Italy.

The fourteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 14-16 September 2016 at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, India.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The ISPC is facilitating System-wide agreement on the nature and assessment of Quality of Research for Development (QoR4D). A small working group (WG) on QoR4D with representation from Centers, CRPs and the IEA was established late last year. This WG organized a workshop at FAO on 06-07 February 2017 with representation from across CGIAR System constituencies - key findings from those discussions are elaborated in this brief.

The fifteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 04-05 April 2017 in Rome, Italy.