The CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (WHEAT) is unprecedented global alliance for productive, climate-resilient and profitable wheat agri-food systems in lower and middle-income countries.
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In 2016-17 following severe droughts in Ethiopia, CIMMYT led an emergency initiative that delivered over 3,400 tons of high quality maize and wheat seed, benefiting more than 271,000 rural households and 1.6 million individuals.
"Out of Uganda: An Aggressive Crop Killer That Threatens Global Food" is a brand new video on Ug99 stem rust by Undark.
Using non-GM molecular breeding techniques, ICARDA’s scientists developed a set of durum wheat varieties that can withstand up to 40°C heat along the Senegal River basin.
The seven methodologies in this report represent a different way of incorporating gender into agricultural programs in Ethiopia, with encouraging results.
IWYP lines are out-yielding local checks in tests, validating the strategy of combining high biomass with better grain filling.
John R. Porter, noted crop and climate scientist, has been elected chair of the Independent Steering Committee for WHEAT.
Bangladesh releases a new wheat variety resistant to the disease called “wheat blast,” which struck the country's farmers for the first time in 2016.
Accounting for a fifth of the world's food, wheat is the main source of protein in developing countries and is second only to rice as a source of calories in those consumers diets.
Wheat is a critical source of life for 1.2 billion "wheat dependent" and 2.5 billion "wheat consuming" poor.
Climate-change-induced temperature increases are likely to reduce wheat production in developing countries by 20-30 percent.
By 2050, demand for wheat in the developing world is projected to increase by 60 percent.