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Innovation and technology
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Research team behind revolutionary field test for wheat disease wins prestigious BBSRC prize.

Food security
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A recent study in Ethiopia has concluded that encouraging biodiversity on and around agricultural land likely increases its productivity.

Health and nutrition
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There are now 290 new varieties of 12 biofortified crops – including maize, wheat and potatoes – being grown in 60 countries, reaching an estimated 10 million farming households.

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Winners of the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award joined an on-going wheat research training course organized by CIMMYT.

Capacity building
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More than 75,000 small-scale wheat farmers in Ethiopia’s 4 major wheat-growing regions gain access to a vital asset—over 400 tons of seed of new, disease resistant wheat varieties. 

News

The first blast resistant wheat variety has been released in Bangladesh.

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As Bangladesh faces an extensive drought for the second year in a row, partnerships are working to strengthen drought monitoring programs to help farmers.

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40 wheat pathologists, breeders and agronomists gathered to combat wheat blast at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) at Gazipur, Bangladesh.

Innovation and technology
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Scientists are concerned over the proliferation of highly virulent fungal wheat diseases, including two new races of yellow rust and a new race of stem rust.

Food security
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Wheat rust monitoring efforts are not only keeping the fast-spreading disease in check, but are deployed to manage other crop diseases, said a scientist at a scientific meeting in London.