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1995/96 World wheat facts and trends: understanding global trends in the use of wheat diversity and international flows of wheat genetic resources

Year: 1996
ISSN: 0257-876X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/1215
Abstract: This document describes wheat's origins and the flows of germplasm between various regions of the world. It summarizes some of the tools biological and social scientists use to measure genetic diversity. It examines patterns of bread wheat diversity in farmers' fields and evidence of genetic variation from breeding programs. Findings suggest that the often-invoked dichotomy between the gene-poor North and the gene-rich South has little validity for wheat. Findings also suggest that yield stability, resistance to rusts, pedigree complexity, and the number of modern cultivars in farmers' fields have all increased since the early years of the Green Revolution. Also included is a description of how economists approach the valuation of genetic diversity. Key policy issues for future research are identified. The report concludes with a brief overview of the world wheat situation in 1995/96, followed by selected statistics on production, consumption, and trade for all regions of the world.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Serie: CIMMYT World Wheat Facts and Trends
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Type: Report
Region: Global
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: v, 73 pages
Keywords: Statistical Analysis
Agrovoc: WHEAT
Agrovoc: SOFT WHEAT
Agrovoc: GENETIC RESOURCES
Agrovoc: GERMPLASM
Agrovoc: BIODIVERSITY
Agrovoc: GENETIC VARIATION
Agrovoc: PLANT BREEDING
Agrovoc: DISEASE RESISTANCE
Agrovoc: YIELDS
Agrovoc: PEDIGREE LIVESTOCK
Agrovoc: RESEARCH PROJECTS
Agrovoc: INNOVATION ADOPTION
Agrovoc: FOOD PRODUCTION
Agrovoc: FOOD CONSUMPTION
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS


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  • Socioeconomics
    Including topics such as farming systems, markets, impact & targeting, innovations, and GIS
  • Wheat
    Wheat - breeding, phytopathology, physiology, quality, biotech

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