CGIAR annual report covering the year 1999. The report opens with messages from the CGIAR Chairman and Executive Secretary. It contains perspectives on rural development by Robert Thompson of the World Bank, System Change by TAC Chair Emil Javier, biotechnology and the poor by Gabrielle Persley, and a new green revolution by Maurice Strong and Mahendra Shah. There are research highlights from each of the sixteen centers, followed by a discussion of scientific synergy drawn from center presentations at ICW99. The last chapter provides financial highlights.