Meeting the Challenges Facing Wheat Production The Strategic Research Agenda of the Global Wheat Initiative

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Langridge, P., Alaux, M., Aldmeida, N. F., Ammar, K., Baum, M., Bekkaoui, F., Bentley, A. R., Beres, B. L., Berger, B., Braun, H-J., Brown-Guedira, G., Burt, C. J., Caccamo, M. J., Cattivelli, L., Charmet, G., Civan, P., Cloutier, S., Cohan, J-P., Devaux, P. J., Doohan,. F. M., Dreccer, M. F., Ferrahi, M., German, S. E., Goodwin, S. B., Griffiths, S., Guzman, C., Handa, H., Hawkesford, M. J., He, Z., Huttner, E., Ikeda, T. M., Kilian, B., King, I. P., King, J., Kirkegaard, J. A., Lage, J., Le Gouis, J., Mondal, S., Mullins, E., Ordon, F., Ortiz-Monasterio, J. I., Ozkan, H., Ozturk, İ., Pereya, S. A., Pozniak, C. J., Quesneville, H., Quincke, M. C., Rebetzke, G. J., Reif, J. C., Saavedra-Bravo, T., Schurr, U., Sharma, S., Singh, S. K., Singh, R. P., Snape, J. W., Tadesse, W., Tsujimoto, H., Tuberosa, R., Willis, T. G. and Zhang X. 2022. Meeting the Challenges Facing Wheat Production The Strategic Research Agenda of the Global Wheat Initiative. Agronomy. 12 (11), p. 2767. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12112767

AuthorsLangridge, P., Alaux, M., Aldmeida, N. F., Ammar, K., Baum, M., Bekkaoui, F., Bentley, A. R., Beres, B. L., Berger, B., Braun, H-J., Brown-Guedira, G., Burt, C. J., Caccamo, M. J., Cattivelli, L., Charmet, G., Civan, P., Cloutier, S., Cohan, J-P., Devaux, P. J., Doohan,. F. M., Dreccer, M. F., Ferrahi, M., German, S. E., Goodwin, S. B., Griffiths, S., Guzman, C., Handa, H., Hawkesford, M. J., He, Z., Huttner, E., Ikeda, T. M., Kilian, B., King, I. P., King, J., Kirkegaard, J. A., Lage, J., Le Gouis, J., Mondal, S., Mullins, E., Ordon, F., Ortiz-Monasterio, J. I., Ozkan, H., Ozturk, İ., Pereya, S. A., Pozniak, C. J., Quesneville, H., Quincke, M. C., Rebetzke, G. J., Reif, J. C., Saavedra-Bravo, T., Schurr, U., Sharma, S., Singh, S. K., Singh, R. P., Snape, J. W., Tadesse, W., Tsujimoto, H., Tuberosa, R., Willis, T. G. and Zhang X.
Abstract

Wheat occupies a special role in global food security since, in addition to providing 20% of our carbohydrates and protein, almost 25% of the global production is traded internationally. The importance of wheat for food security was recognised by the Chief Agricultural Scientists of the G20 group of countries when they endorsed the establishment of the Wheat Initiative in 2011. The Wheat Initiative was tasked with supporting the wheat research community by facilitating col-laboration, information and resource sharing and helping to build the capacity to address chal-lenges facing production in an increasingly variable environment. Many countries invest in wheat research. Innovations in wheat breeding and agronomy have delivered enormous gains over the past few decades, with the average global yield increasing from just over 1 tonne per hectare in the early 1960s to around 3.5 tonnes in the past decade. These gains are threatened by climate change, the rapidly rising financial and environmental costs of fertilizer, and pesticides, combined with declines in water availability for irrigation in many regions. The international wheat research community has worked to identify major opportunities to help ensure that global wheat pro-duction can meet demand. The outcomes of these discussions are presented in this paper.

KeywordsWheat; Climate Change; Strategy; Coordination; Yield; Germplasm; Agronomy
Year of Publication2022
JournalAgronomy
Journal citation12 (11), p. 2767
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12112767
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeDesigning Future Wheat - WP1 - Increased efficiency and sustainability
Publisher's version
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online07 Nov 2022
Publication process dates
Accepted29 Oct 2022
PublisherMDPI
ISSN2073-4395

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