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Meeting the Challenges Facing Wheat Production: The Strategic Research Agenda of the Global Wheat Initiative

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Nuno Felipe Almeida
Karim Ammar
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Michael Baum
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Faouzi Bekkaoui
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Alison R Bentley
Brian L Beres
Bettina Berger
Hans-Joachim Braun
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Gina Brown-Guedira
Christopher James Burt
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Mario Jose Caccamo
Luigi Cattivelli
Sylvie Cloutier
Jean-Pierre Cohan
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Pierre J Devaux
Fiona M Doohan
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M. Fernanda Dreccer
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Moha Ferrahi
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Silvia E Germán
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Stephen B Goodwin
Simon Griffiths
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Carlos Guzmán
Hirokazu Handa
Malcolm John Hawkesford
Zhonghu He
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Eric Huttner
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Tatsuya M Ikeda
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Benjamin Kilian
Ian Philip King
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Julie King
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John A Kirkegaard
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Jacob Lage
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Suchismita Mondal
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Ewen Mullins
Frank Ordon
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Jose Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio
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Hakan Özkan
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İrfan Öztürk
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Silvia A Pereyra
Curtis J Pozniak
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Hadi Quesneville
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Martín C Quincke
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Greg John Rebetzke
Jochen Christoph Reif
Teresa Saavedra-Bravo
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Ulrich Schurr
Shivali Sharma
Sanjay Kumar Singh
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Ravi P Singh
John W Snape
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Wuletaw Tadesse
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Hisashi Tsujimoto
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Roberto Tuberosa
Tim G Willis
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Xueyong Zhang
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Abstract

Wheat occupies a special role in global food security since, in addition to providing 20% of our carbohydrates and protein, almost 25% of the global production is traded internationally. The importance of wheat for food security was recognised by the Chief Agricultural Scientists of the G20 group of countries when they endorsed the establishment of the Wheat Initiative in 2011. The Wheat Initiative was tasked with supporting the wheat research community by facilitating collaboration, information and resource sharing and helping to build the capacity to address challenges facing production in an increasingly variable environment. Many countries invest in wheat research. Innovations in wheat breeding and agronomy have delivered enormous gains over the past few decades, with the average global yield increasing from just over 1 tonne per hectare in the early 1960s to around 3.5 tonnes in the past decade. These gains are threatened by climate change, the rapidly rising financial and environmental costs of fertilizer, and pesticides, combined with declines in water availability for irrigation in many regions. The international wheat research community has worked to identify major opportunities to help ensure that global wheat production can meet demand. The outcomes of these discussions are presented in this paper.
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hal-03942478 , version 1 (17-01-2023)

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Peter Langridge, Michael Alaux, Nuno Felipe Almeida, Karim Ammar, Michael Baum, et al.. Meeting the Challenges Facing Wheat Production: The Strategic Research Agenda of the Global Wheat Initiative. Agronomy, 2022, 12 (11), pp.2767. ⟨10.3390/agronomy12112767⟩. ⟨hal-03942478⟩
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