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Alexey Morgunov

Leader of the International Winter Wheat Improvement Program

Alexey Morgunov leads the International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP), a joint program between CIMMYT, the Turkish government, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock and the International Center for Research in Dry Areas.

The program’s main objective is to develop winter and facultative wheat germplasm for Central and West Asia, and facilitates the winter wheat germplasm exchange for the global breeding community. Advanced breeding lines are annually distributed to over 100 cooperators in more than 50 countries. Seventy five varieties originating from IWWIP have been released in Central and West Asia.

The germplasm developed by IWWIP has been utilized both as parents for crosses and directly as varieties. Learn more about IWWIP at www.iwwip.org.