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International Symposium on Wheat Yield Potential: Challenges to International Wheat Breeding

Author: Reynolds, M.P.
Author: Pietragalla, J.
Author: Braun, H.J
Year: 2008
ISBN: 970-648-144-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/1259
Abstract: Like many other patterns, investment in research is often cyclical. International centers like CIMMYT have focused substantial resources on biotic and abiotic stresses for about two decades now, but raising total productivity is also back on the development agenda. There are a number of reasons for this, among them sharp rises in the price of staple foods as well as the manifestation of detrimental effects of climate change on productivity. Those factors threaten not only the livelihoods of resource-poor people but food security at a broader level, as highlighted by the World Bank’s recent World Development Report. CIMMYT has an unsurpassed record when it comes to raising crop yields from the days of the Green Revolution; as can be seen from the comprehensive scope of this new publication, our Global Wheat Program is back in the game. The book consists of proceedings of a week-long consultation of experts and leaders held in 2006 and representing all major wheat producing countries worldwide. It encompasses their ideas on how, through internationally coordinated collaborative research, proven technologies of the past can be married with new tools and approaches to meet demand for the world’s number one staple crop: wheat.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
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Type: Conference Proceedings
Country focus: Brazil
Country focus: Zimbabwe
Country focus: Turkey
Country focus: China
Country focus: Mexico
Country focus: Ethiopia
Country focus: India
Region: Global
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: 197 pages
Agrovoc: PLANT BREEDING
Agrovoc: GENOTYPE ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION
Agrovoc: ADAPTATION
Agrovoc: FOOD SUPPLY
Agrovoc: YIELDS
Agrovoc: AGROECOSYSTEMS
Agrovoc: FOOD PRODUCTION


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    Wheat - breeding, phytopathology, physiology, quality, biotech

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