The second annual report issued by the CGIAR, with a foreword by Chairman S. Shahid Husain. A summary of the origins of the CGIAR drawn from Warren Baum's recently published book, Partners Against Hunger is followed by a commentary by Lloyd T. Evans placing that history in perspective. The following three chapters summarize the accomplishments of the research centers supported by the CGIAR, key events from the publication of the first report through May 1986, and the financial situation in 1985.
There are annexes describing the CGIAR, listing contributions from donors to center programs for 1972-1985 and center expenditures for 1971-1985, and showing the regional origins of board members and internationally recruited staff.
The report was distributed at CGIAR International Centers Week in 1986.