On 23 June 2014 ARC welcomed Mr Steve Visscher, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) of the United Kingdom.

The BBSRC is one of seven Research Councils that work together as Research Councils UK (RCUK) and is funded by the UK Government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

The ARC and Mr Visscher discussed opportunities for Australian involvement in the new International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) which brings together research funders, international aid agencies, foundations, companies and major wheat research organisations to help meet growing global need for wheat. Whilst in Australia Mr Visscher also met with the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Please visit the International Wheat Yield Partnership's website and the BBSRC's website for further information on these organisations.