The CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (WHEAT) is an unprecedented global alliance for productive, climate-resilient and profitable wheat agri-food systems in lower and middle-income countries.
Date: August 6, 2020
A strategic research framework for crop improvement integrates genomics, systems biology, physiology and crop modelling approaches.
Date: August 4, 2020
Rajiv Kumar Sharma on insecurity, rural isolation and challenge of supporting crop production in a conflict zone.
Date: July 30, 2020
CIMMYT’s historic Toluca station will host a new rapid generation advancement and speed breeding facility to accelerate genetic gains in wheat.
Date: July 29, 2020
Collaboration, partnership and mutual learning with national partners key focus of new project to accelerate breeding and delivery of improved wheat varieties.
Date: July 15, 2020
The infographic explains how wheat blast is spread and how an early warning system can help extension agents and farmers get ahead
Date: July 13, 2020
A new analysis of the wheat genome offers valuable information for breeding yellow rust-resistant wheat.
Date: July 7, 2020
Genomic breeding technologies offer exciting opportunities for wheat improvement amidst escalating challenges like changing climates, unpredictable temperatures, reduced precipitation and biotic stresses.
Date: July 6, 2020
The virtual “Take It to the Farmer” event featured videos and discussion with farmers and experts from around the wheat-growing world.
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.
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