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New project supports wheat conservation and genetic diversity

August 4, 2017

Farmers across Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey are benefiting from a recently launched project that aims to diversify wheat production and strengthen the crop’s resilience to climate change.


Seminar seeks to boost wheat production in West and Central Asia

June 23, 2017

The sixth International Winter Wheat Travelling Seminar was recently held in Krasnodar, Russia, to improve wheat breeding across West and Central Asia.


CIMMYT delegation meets with Turkey’s Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock

October 23, 2015

Minister Kutbeddin Arzu presenting a traditional ceramic plate symbolizing wheat and fertility to CIMMYT DG Martin Kropff. Photo: Alexey Morgunov In October CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff, BOT …


Azerbaijan and Georgia showcase progress in wheat breeding during IWWIP Traveling Seminar

June 18, 2015

The International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) held its 2015 International Winter Wheat Traveling Seminar in Azerbaijan and Georgia on 24 May. More than 40 participants from 18 countries a …


Australian visit to CIMMYT-Turkey strengthens decades-long collaboration

June 1, 2015

The CIMMYT Australia ICARDA Germplasm Evaluation Project (CAIGE) organized a visit for Australian breeders to Turkey during 19 April-3 May. Participants learned about the germplasm evaluation and sele …


Wheat Field Day in Georgia

June 24, 2014

By Alexei Morgounov/CIMMYT Georgia has high soil fertility and good agro-environmental conditions for growing wheat, yet the country imports most of the grain it needs. To help make Georgia’s agricult …


Rust-resistant wheat released for Central and West Asia

May 13, 2014

  The new variety Yusufi was released in Tajikistan for 2014. Photo: Hafiz Mumidjanov In 2013-2014, numerous new rust-resistant wheat varieties that are high yielding and broadly adapted were rel …