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Recurrent food crises combined with climate change, natural resources depletion, and food prices threaten the livelihoods of millions of poor people.
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Accounting for a fifth of humanity's food, wheat is second only to rice as a source of calories in the diets of developing country consumers, and it is first as a source of protein.
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Wheat is an especially critical "staff of life" for the approximately 1.2 billion "wheat dependent" to 2.5 billion "wheat consuming" poor.
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At the same time, climate-change-induced temperature increases are likely to reduce wheat production in developing countries by 20-30 percent.
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Demand for wheat in the developing world is projected to increase 60 percent by 2050.