• First International Biological Nitrification Inhibition Workshop Held in Japan

    The first International Biological Nitrification Inhibition Workshop was held at The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) on 2 & 3 March 2015.

  • Global Partnership Propels Wheat Productivity in China

    10.7 million tons of grain — worth US $3.4 billion — were added to China’s wheat output, as well as genetic diversity that significantly enhanced key traits in China's wheat varieties, through three decades of international collaboration on wheat breeding, according to a new study from WHEAT and the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP).

  • ICARDA Awarded Gregor Mendel Innovation Prize

    The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) was awarded the The Gregor Mendel Innovation Prize for their outstanding work in Syria.

  • Men’s Roles and Attitudes: Key to Gender Progress

    Gender research and outreach should engage men more effectively, according to Paula Kantor, CIMMYT gender and development specialist who is leading an ambitious new project to empower and improve the livelihoods of women, men and youth in wheat-based systems of Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Pakistan.

  • Martin Kropff of Wageningen UR appointed Director General of CIMMYT

    Prof. Dr. Martin Kropff, Rector Magnificus and Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of Wageningen University and Research Center (Wageningen UR), the Netherlands, has accepted an appointment as the new Director General of CIMMYT, starting 1 June 2015.

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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.