Dr Matthew Reynolds, HeDWIC leader, Distinguished Scientist at the International Maize heatwaves and Wheat Improvement Centre, and GPC board member will share in this webinar the history of HeDWIC how the network came to be and funded, its aims and future projects.
Climate change is creating hotter and drier environments, and our food crops are struggling to survive in these more extreme conditions. The number of extreme weather events – droughts and included – have tripled in fewer than 40 years (since 1980), causing huge damage or loss to entire crops.
The Heat and Drought Wheat Improvement Consortium (HeDWIC) is a network that facilitates global coordination of wheat research to adapt to a future with more severe weather extremes, specifically heat and drought. It delivers new technologies to wheat breeders worldwide via the International Wheat Improvement Network (IWIN), coordinated for more than half a century by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.
This webinar is being organized by The Global Plant Council and The Heat and Drought Wheat Improvement Consortium (HeDWIC).