WHEATWire Vol. 4
February 2017
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a quarterly newsletter from the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat

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As of 2017, WHEAT and the other CGIAR Research Programs and new Platforms entered Phase II (2017-22). WHEAT is currently building on the successes and lessons from Phase I (2012-16), some of which you can read about in this edition of the WHEATWire.

WHEAT Phase II features four (instead of five) Flagships and the proposal received favorable external reviews. The CGIAR System Council approved a more generous 2017 WHEAT budget, but late-2016 budget reductions have led us to apply more conservative figures.

Lastly, joint ICARDA-CIMMYT work planning for this year will  be completed by the end of February.

Look out for more news on Phase II updates in the next WHEATWire!

Cordially,

Victor Kommerell
WHEAT Program Manager
Year in review: 2016 top stories
Deadly disease wheat blast reaches South Asia 
Zero-till wheat raises farmers' incomes in Eastern India, research shows
Wheat global impact report 1994-2014:
Mobilizing seed bank diversity for wheat improvement 
Scientists harness genetics to develops to develop more "solar" and structurally-productive wheat
2015 WHEAT CRP Annual Report


CIMMYT's impact on capacity development in China
Moving forward into 2017:
WHEAT Independent Steering Committee welcomes new members: Ron Depauw and Ximena Lopez


Rothamsted and CIMMYT forge new ties to develop nutritious crops and environmental farming


With ready market, better seed and other imputs, farmers are now increasing wheat production in Nigeria
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