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).
Study validates importance and uncovers new benefits of crucial wheat genome segment.
Former CIMMYT Wheat Program director and distinguished scientist made remarkable contributions to wheat improvement worldwide.
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CGIAR and CIMMYT scientists share their career journeys.
Australia’s High Commissioner visits Borlaug Institute for South Asia to witness sustainable intensification of agriculture
Barry O’Farrell highlighted strong collaboration of CIMMYT and BISA with Australian research institutes.
A report commissioned by the CGIAR Advisory Services assesses the program’s achievements from 2017-2019.
Digital nutrient management tool reduces emissions, improves crop yields and boosts farmers’ profits
New research shows that the Nutrient Expert decision tool is better for farmers’ fields, extension services and the environment.
New research shows that a portfolio of crop management practices can boost productivity while minimizing harm to the environment.
Improved maize varieties among top three CGIAR innovations adopted by up to 11 million households in Ethiopia, independent study shows.
Celebrating whole grains as an integral part of healthy, sustainable — and delicious — diets.
CIMMYT maize and wheat quality experts explain the importance of whole grains for healthy diets.
The testing and learning platform is working to tackle issues from adulterated seeds to crop residue burning.
We need to make sure our food systems grow a variety of food to nourish a growing population and sustain the planet.
Farming method can boost yields, increase farmers’ profits and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The award honors four individuals who have been integral to the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative.