Diego Pequeno is a wheat crop modeler based within the Socioeconomics Program’s Foresight and Targeting team. He also works on a number of projects in collaboration with CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program and a number of external organizations.
His work focuses mainly on the simulation of trait impact scenarios to guide breeding towards the most effective traits and trait combinations for global wheat production. He also works to determine the importance of a single trait or the best combination of traits under different climate change scenarios for different cropping systems in key wheat growing regions. He uses high-performance computer clusters to run gridded crop model simulations for current and future climate scenarios on a global scale.