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: May 22, 2020
Maize and wheat seeds from all over the world are preserved at the CIMMYT genebank, used to bring new varieties to farmers, and backed up at the Global Seed Vault.
Date: May 20, 2020
The tremendous diversity of crops in Pakistan has been documented in a new publication that will foster more effective and targeted policies for national agriculture.
Date: May 18, 2020
New testing and learning platform aims to build the knowledge base for trust and transparency technologies in food systems.
Date: May 13, 2020
The 2020 Women in Triticum Award Celebration virtual workshop will take place on May 21
Date: May 5, 2020
The WIT Early Career Award provides early career women working in wheat with the opportunity for additional training, mentorship, and leadership opportunities
Date: May 4, 2020
Publication analyzes success factors of Wheat Seed Scaling project, which has benefited more than 131,000 rural households in Ethiopia.
Date: April 28, 2020
New fact sheet captures the impact of six decades of maize and wheat research in Pakistan.
Date: April 24, 2020
CIMMYT senior scientist Dave Hodson discusses the striking parallels between wheat rust and global human epidemics in a new podcast from Plantopia.
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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