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Rising temperatures are a critical threat to wheat production.

Research awards to tackle challenge of fortifying wheat against heat and drought

April 11, 2023

HeDWIC and FFAR awarded grants to five wheat research projects in 2022 to protect the crop from climate change and other threats.

FFAR supports boosting climate-resilient wheat

February 2, 2022

HeDWIC awarded five international wheat research teams grants totaling $273,468 to boost climate resilience in wheat through discovery and development of new breeding technologies, screening tools and novel traits.

Essential actions to mitigate the food crisis, stabilize supply and transition to greater agrifood system resilience

July 18, 2022

Experts propose short-, medium- and long-term practical actions to respond to the looming global food crisis catalyzed by the Russia-Ukraine war.

The race against time to breed a wheat to survive the climate crisis

June 12, 2022

Scientists are testing forgotten wheat varieties from across the world to find those with heat- and drought-tolerant traits.

Simultaneous droughts could threaten global food security, says study

February 9, 2022

Droughts occurring at the same time across different regions of the planet could place an unprecedented strain on the global agricultural system and threaten the water security of millions of people, according to a new study in Nature Climate Change.

International scientists awarded grants supporting the HeDWIC-FFAR project to boost climate resilience in wheat

February 2, 2022

Projects will focus on developing new breeding technologies, screening tools and novel traits to improve wheat in the face of heat and drought.

New study finds climate change slows wheat breeding progress for yield and wide adaptation

January 19, 2022

Increasingly unpredictable weather poses challenges for breeding widely-adapted wheat lines, but stress tolerance breeding is boosting wheat’s hardiness under rising temperatures.

Nearly quarter of world’s population had record hot year in 2021, data shows

January 13, 2022

Nearly a quarter of the world’s population experienced a record hot year in 2021, as the climate crisis continues to unleash escalating temperatures around the globe, according to new data from leading US climate scientists.

Managing stresses the key to better wheat varieties for all

November 1, 2021

A leading Australian wheat breeder now the program director of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) has said there is the scope for exciting breakthroughs in the wheat breeding space in coming years.

Scientists bridge theory and practice to boost climate resilience in wheat

October 11, 2021

Review proposes ways to accelerate climate resilience of staple crops, by integrating proven breeding methods with cutting-edge technologies.

Large potential for crop production adaptation depends on available future varieties

May 17, 2021

Faster phenological development of crops due to climate warming is one of the main drivers for potential future yield reductions. To counter the effect of faster maturity, adapted varieties would require more heat units to regain the previous growing period length.

“Historic” release of six improved wheat varieties in Nepal

December 15, 2020

High-zinc and climate-resilient varieties poised to boost production for farmers and nutrition for consumers.

Heat and drought watch out. One-of-a-kind network launched in Berlin

August 6, 2020

Wheat crop losses due to heat and drought affect food availability and increase the costs for billions of consumers around the world.

Think Covid-19 disrupted the food chain? Wait and see what climate change will do

July 7, 2020

The pandemic has revealed deep flaws in the world’s food system and food leaders are calling for global coordination and climate resilient agriculture.

Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets

December 9, 2019

The findings of a new IIASA study show that these breadbaskets, the geographical areas responsible for growing much of the world’s food, are at risk to produce enough wheat, maize, and soybean, due to extreme temperatures.

Assessing the effects of climate change on future wheat production

Septembre 27, 2019

Unless steps are taken to mitigate climate change, up to 60% of current wheat-growing areas worldwide could see simultaneous, severe and prolonged droughts by the end of the century.

Climate change threatens the world’s food supply, United Nations warns

August 8, 2019

The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at unprecedented rates.

Temperature increase reduces global yields of major crops in four independent estimates

August 29, 2017

Understanding climate change, especially the temperature impacts, is critical if policymakers, agriculturalists, and crop breeders are to ensure global food security.

Wheat, one of the world’s most important crops, is being threatened by climate change

Septembre 12, 2016

After comparing multiple studies used to predict the future of global crop production, researchers have found that they all agree on one point: rising temperatures are going to be really bad for wheat production.

Study finds climate change may dramatically reduce wheat production

February 19, 2015

In the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world’s wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no adaptive measures are taken.