Wheat surveillance activities in South Asia up 16%; streamlined efforts, enhanced toolbox
Wheat is one of the most important crops in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region, second only to rice. South Asia has the highest wheat-dependent low-income community in the world and produces about 19 percent of the world’s wheat.
Stem rust is recognized as ...
Aishwariya K & Richa Kapur, Sathguru · 25 Oct 2017
Training next generation rust workers on stem rust Ug99
For the ninth consecutive year, researchers from around the world met at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI-Njoro) for training on "Standardization of stem rust field notes and germplasm evaluation, with discussions on stripe and leaf rust”.The course, ...
Sridhar Bhavani · 18 Oct 2017
Ida Paul Wilson - WIT Spotlight
I’m currently employed as a specialist agricultural researcher in crop protection at a commercial agricultural R&D company, ExperiCo, in South Africa. I have 15 years of agricultural research experience on an array of crops, most prominently in wheat, on which my research has focused for the ...
Tessa Schneider · 26 Sep 2017
Women in Triticum Spotlight: Shideh Mojerlou
Catching up with 2015 Women in Triticum Early Career Award winner, Shideh Mojerlou.
- What is your current professional position, title, affiliation, responsibilities? How long have you been in this position?
I am currently working as Assistant Professor ...
Tessa Schneider · 28 Aug 2017
How pasta wheat is helping Ethiopian farmers escape poverty
Since 2009, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) have partnered for the identification and development of new durum wheat varieties capable of withstanding the harsh environmental conditions of ...
Wasihun Legesse, Yetsedaw Aynewa, Addisu Asfaw, Seid Ahmed and Filippo M Bassi · 24 Aug 2017
Women in Triticum Spotlight: Chhavi Tiwari
Continuing our series of updates of past Women in Triticum award, Chavvi Tiwari is a 2014 recipient of the Women in Triticum Early Career Award.
What is your current professional position, title, affiliation, responsibilities? How long have you been in this position? ...
Tessa Schneider · 31 Jul 2017
Developing heat and drought tolerant wheat for Asia and Africa
Wheat is the most important and strategic crop at global level, and in Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region in particular. It is estimated that the CWANA region produces more than 100 million tons of wheat on a total area of more than 50 million hectares. The current ...
Wuletaw Tadesse · 17 Jul 2017
Seeds Systems Initiative in Nepal successfully concludes first wheat season
The inaugural wheat season for the Seed Systems for Nepal Initiative has successfully concluded, with a total of 14 metric tons of ‘disease-free’ wheat seed produced by 150 farmers using the new seed processing unit inaugurated earlier this year by delegates from Nepal, Cornell ...
Samantha Hautea · 28 Jun 2017
Tackling new challenges in wheat research as we gear up for the 2018 BGRI conference
Last month I had the opportunity to visit Morocco to meet with wheat colleagues at ICARDA-Morocco. It was my second trip to Morocco, and some of you may remember my visit in 2014 (http://www.globalrust.org/ ...
Maricelis Acevedo · 26 May 2017
Catching up with WIT Early Career Award winner, Kaori Ando
Continuing our series of updates of past Women in Triticum awards, Kaori Ando is a 2013 receipient of the Women in Triticum Early Career Award.
What is your current professional position, title, affiliation, and responsibilities? How long have you been in this position? ...
Tessa Schneider · 24 May 2017