Developing climate change resistant wheat

Climate change, particularly rising temperatures, are impacting on wheat yields. CIMMYT is working to develop new varieties with tolerance to the effects of climate change.

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The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) are at the forefront of dealing with the impact of climate change by developing wheat varieties with tolerance to heat and drought.

Wheat constitutes as much as 60% of daily calorie intake in developing countries. However, rising temperatures caused by climate change is reducing farmers’ yields.

Matthew Reynolds, Wheat Physiologist, and Maria Itria Ibba, Cereal Chemist, share how their work contributes towards securing food security and nutrition by breeding new wheat varieties.

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