STAFF REPORT ISB: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) have focused on reviewing the progress of the past wheat growing season and developing a plan for breeding, disease surveillance, seed production, and agronomy research for the upcoming rabi season.The review was made during a recently held two-day annual Wheat Productivity Enhancement Project (WPEP) wheat-planning meeting in Islamabad.

“Wheat is an important crop in both Pakistan and tUS, and our two countries are continuing a 50-year tradition of collaboration in agriculture,” said David Williams, US Embassys Agricultural Counselor. He noted that farmers in every province grow wheat, and this important crop accounts for 60 percent of the daily caloric intake of the average Pakistani.

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