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ICARDA, CIMMYT Build Partnership for Wheat Research

June 1, 2012

Representatives from the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)  met in Cairo from May 9-11, 2012  to develop research workplans and implementation mechanisms for a new global partnership called the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (CRP3.1). The main objective of the partnership is to increase the production of wheat to feed additional 56 million consumers by 2020 and additional 397 million consumers by 2030. 

Following the meeting, a joint ICARDA-CIMMYT team visited wheat trials at the Sids Research Station of the Agricultural Research Center (ARC) which will be an important research location of the program.

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