Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)

In October 2020, HeDWIC started a 5-year project supported by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) under award number – Grant ID: DFs-19-0000000013. The project, entitled “Harnessing translational research across a global wheat improvement network for climate resilience.”

Through developing and validating technologies in a systematic way, the project is filling the gap between promising research and applied crop improvement to deliver climate resilient wheat to farmers as quickly as possible (Fig 7). Read more below.

Figure 7: Harnessing research across a global wheat improvement network for climate resilience: research gaps, interactive goals, and outcomes (Reynolds et al., 2021, shared under license CC-BY).

Publication

Reynolds, M.P., J.M. Lewis, K. Ammar, B.R. Basnet, L. Crespo-Herrera, et al. 2021. Harnessing translational research in wheat for climate resilience. Journal of Experimental Botany.

Press release

CIMMYT researchers and partners are applying genomics, remote sensing and big data analysis to fortify the crop against climate-related stresses.