Wheat is the most important food crop worldwide and a principal source of nutrients in some of the poorest countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. But wheat, like all living organisms, is unimaginably complex. CIMMYT scientists believe that for this reason we need a whole consortium of scientists to improve its yield. This video highlights work that has already been done to increase the productivity of wheat.
Wheat is a very important crop around the world, but just like other organisms, it is susceptible to a variety of diseases. This video delves into the world of plant breeders and plant pathologists. It takes a look at some of the biotic constraints on our wheat crops, and how plant breeding can alleviate their damage to this vital commodity.