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/

In the media

Source: The Guardian (27 Apr 2021)

Matthew Reynolds talked to The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast about the process of creating climate- and heat-resistant crops.

In the media

Source: Reuters (15 Apr 2021)

Scientists at CIMMYT expect to sharply ramp up new wheat varieties enriched with zinc that can boost the essential mineral for millions of poor people with deficient diets.

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Agricultural experimental station in Toluca will be renamed to honor distinguished scientist.

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CIMMYT researchers present new knowledge management framework for agri-food innovation systems.

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Pakistan’s goal to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat production just became more attainable with the release of five new wheat varieties.

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Study validates importance and uncovers new benefits of crucial wheat genome segment.

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Former CIMMYT Wheat Program director and distinguished scientist made remarkable contributions to wheat improvement worldwide.

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On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CGIAR and CIMMYT scientists share their career journeys.

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Barry O’Farrell highlighted strong collaboration of CIMMYT and BISA with Australian research institutes.

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A report commissioned by the CGIAR Advisory Services assesses the program’s achievements from 2017-2019.

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New research shows that the Nutrient Expert decision tool is better for farmers’ fields, extension services and the environment.

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New research shows that a portfolio of crop management practices can boost productivity while minimizing harm to the environment.

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Improved maize varieties among top three CGIAR innovations adopted by up to 11 million households in Ethiopia, independent study shows.

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Global Wheat Program director Hans Braun retires, leaving behind a legacy of strong leadership and wheat for millions.