CRP 3.1: Wheat: Global Alliance for Improving Food Security and the Livelihoods of the Resource-Poor in the Developing World
The wheat program will create a global alliance for improving productivity and profitability of wheat in the developing world, where demand is projected to increase by 60 percent by 2050 even as climate change could diminish production by 20 to 30 percent. It aims to dramatically boost wheat productivity and improving the crop’s resistance to globally important diseases and pests and enhancing its adaptation to warmer climates while reducing the water, fertilizer, labor and fuel requirements of wheat production. Led by CIMMYT which is based in Mexico, the program has an initial 3-year budget of US$146 million. This version was discussed at the 4th Fund Council meeting of July 2011. A later revised version was approved by the Fund Council in mid October 2011.