Science to Tackle Global Wheat Productivity Challenges
Launch of the Wheat Initiative's Strategic Research Agenda
(Berlin 22nd of June) The Wheat Initiative is launching its updated Strategic Research Agenda on July 5th. The Wheat Initiative is presenting the Strategic Research Agenda that highlights the current global wheat research challenges and potential scientific solutions. The Agenda resulted from the combined efforts of leading wheat researchers, government and industry representatives to identify the best options to advance food security and provide safe and nutritious wheat.
In addition to providing a vison for the future, the Agenda looks back to what has already been achieved since the previous Agenda was launched in 2015. Wheat production around the world faces numerous challenges, in particular through the impact of an increasing variable climate, and political conflict. Addressing these challenges requires input from the research community to deliver continuous innovation and keep wheat production at a level where it can meet global demand. With the launch of the Strategic Research Agenda the Wheat Initiative targets its mission to increase food security, wheat nutritional value and safety while taking into account societal demands for sustainable and resilient agricultural production systems.
The Wheat Initiative is an organisation endorsed by the G20 Agricultural Ministers to provide a framework for strategic wheat research that addresses international priorities in both developed and developing countries. The Wheat Initiative is currently hosted at the Julius Kuehn Institute, the Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen) in Berlin, Dahlem.