Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW)

The Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat (DRRW) Project is a global collaborative effort begun in April 2008 by seventeen research institutions and led by Cornell University. The DRRW Project seeks to mitigate the threat of Ug99 and other stem rust races through coordinated activities that will replace The Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat (DRRW) Project is a global collaborative effort begun in April 2008 by seventeen research institutions and led by Cornell University. The DRRW Project seeks to mitigate the threat of Ug99 and other stem rust races through coordinated activities that will replace susceptible wheat varieties with durably resistant varieties, created by accelerated multilateral plant breeding and delivered through optimized developing country seed sectors. Improved international collaboration in wheat research to meet growing world demand for food--an estimated 50% production increase in wheat alone is needed by 2020--is another major goal of this project. The DRRW works as the secretariat for the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative - www.globalrust.org - and is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development.

Target Regions:

Africa | Asia

Project Dates:

Aug 2008 – Feb 2016

The Life Cycle of Wheat Stem Rust

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