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!
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