Image: Strengthening food security through energy efficient wheat.
Original Published Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015

A team of Australian researcher from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology will contribute to a G20 nations’ plan to strengthen future global food security by making more energy efficient wheat. According to The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations global crop yields must double by 2050 to meet future food security needs. To address this need Agriculture Ministers of the G20 nations have established the International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP); a unique, international funding initiative to coordinate worldwide wheat research efforts. The Plant Energy Biology team has been selected to address a key component of a global future food security solution by increasing the energy efficiency of wheat. This forms part of IWYP’s plan to raise the genetic yield potential of wheat by up to 50%.  

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