Report on the February 1986 Inter Center Workshop on Farming Systems Research (FSR) held at ICRISAT Center, Hyderabad, India. The Workshop, which was suggested by TAC, which noted that 14% of the system's resources was devoted to farming systems in some form. The meeting was intended to help centers develop a unified understanding of how FSR should be approached, to assess the relevance, impact, and priority of such research in the CGIAR, and to outline its future directions. It drew on the stripe review of 1978 on this subject. A statement by representatives of the nine IARCs attending is attached.