CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (WHEAT)

Joining advanced science with field-level research and extension in lower- and middle-income countries, the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (WHEAT) works with public and private organizations worldwide to raise the productivity, production and affordable availability of wheat for 2.5 billion resource-poor producers and consumers who depend on the crop as a staple food.

WHEAT is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), with the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) as a primary research partner.

Funding for WHEAT comes from CGIAR and national governments, foundations, development banks and other public and private agencies, in particular the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

https://wheat.org/

Innovation and technology
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The testing and learning platform is working to tackle issues from adulterated seeds to crop residue burning.

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We need to make sure our food systems grow a variety of food to nourish a growing population and sustain the planet.

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Farming method can boost yields, increase farmers’ profits and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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The award honors four individuals who have been integral to the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative.

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Genomic-wide association study evaluated samples from Bolivia and Bangladesh for blast-resistant genes.

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Researchers in Zambia confirm the arrival of this devastating fungal disease to the African continent.

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External review confirms the impact and achievements of the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat and its vital partnerships.

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Annual reports

In its seventh year, WHEAT helped farmers grow nutritious, resilient and high-yielding wheat, through cutting-edge research and 50 new CGIAR-derived varieties.

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In the media

Source: Phys.org (11 Sep 2020)

Scientists complete one of the largest genetic analyses ever done of an agricultural crop to find desirable traits in wheat’s extensive and unexplored diversity.

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Case studies from Ethiopia and Rwanda show adaptable fertilizer rates may help tree-based smallholder farmers, thus providing them with options to cope with COVID-19-imposed fertilizer shortages.

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A team of scientists has completed one of the largest genetic analyses ever done of any agricultural crop to find desirable traits in wheat’s extensive and unexplored diversity.

Capacity development
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She will bring to CIMMYT many years of experience in wheat genetics, wheat genetic resources and wheat pre-breeding.

Innovation and technology
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7 ways to make small-scale mechanization work for African farmers.

Climate change
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Interest in farm machinery and crop diversification spike as farmers respond to COVID-19 labor shortages.

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CIMMYT’s work may begin with seeds, but our innovations support farmers at all stages of the value chain.