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: 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.
Date: July 2, 2020
This year’s annual report
uncovers the wide-ranging impact of CIMMYT's global work.
Date: July 1, 2020
The two-wheel tractor has proven its worth in Africa’s smallholder farms thanks to the FACASI project.
Date: June 25, 2020
New study presents a typology of women’s decision-making in wheat in India.
Date: June 17, 2020
The event will be livestreamed on Zoom and the BGRI Facebook page
The introduction of mung bean has transformed rice-wheat food systems in Nepal and has been one of the major successes of the Agronomy and Seed Scaling project.
Date: June 15, 2020
Agricultural research for development must foster deep, structural and systemic change in gender-based power relations
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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