How We Work
The management of WHEAT is based on principles defined in the CGIAR Strategic Research Framework and standard performance contract. Partners and inter-institutional teams focus on research driven by stakeholder priorities.
WHEAT activities and projects are grouped into Flagship Projects (FPs) that range from advanced research to delivery and focus on low- and middle-income wheat-producing countries of East Asia, South Asia, Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA), sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. The participation and engagement of regional and local partners underpin the projects’ success. WHEAT is coordinated in collaboration with regional Steering Committees.
- The International Winter Wheat Improvement project is hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture of Turkey with support from CIMMYT and ICARDA. The Soil Borne Disease Program is also based in Turkey.
- CIMMYT implements Seeds of Discovery.
- Work to raise the genetic yield potential of wheat is led by the International Wheat Yield Partnership.
The Management Committee (MC) is the executive working committee of WHEAT. Directors and program leaders from relevant institutional research centers and primary research partners oversee implementation of the WHEAT research agenda within their institutions.
The Independent Steering Committee helps set priorities and implement and review research-for-development. They do not have
CIMMYT, through its Board of Trustees and director general, is responsible for the program’s successful management and implementation. CIMMYT’s Board of Trustees also has the fiduciary and legal responsibility and accountability for implementing WHEAT.