Remembering the Legacy of Distinguished Wheat Breeder Sanjaya Rajaram

A leader of wheat breeding and later director of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program, Sanjaya Rajaram passed away at the age of 78.

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A leader of wheat breeding and later director of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program, Sanjaya Rajaram passed away at the age of 78.

Recognized with the World Food Prize in 2014, he personally oversaw the development of more than 480 high-yielding, disease-resistant varieties sown on 58 million hectares in 51 countries, increasing global wheat production by more than 200 million tons during his lifetime in diverse regions across the globe.

Read more: https://www.agribusinessglobal.com/agrochemicals/seeds-traits/remembering-the-legacy-of-distinguished-wheat-breeder-sanjaya-rajaram/