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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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.

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Wheat is a critical source of life for 1.2 billion "wheat dependent" and 2.5 billion "wheat consuming" poor.

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Climate-change-induced temperature increases are likely to reduce wheat production in developing countries by 20-30 percent.

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By 2050, demand for wheat in the developing world is projected to increase by 60 percent.