Public and private funders from across the globe are uniting to address the challenge of increasing wheat yield. The International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) will stimulate research and its application through a combined approach that puts together the best scientists to work towards the common goal of raising the genetic wheat yield potential by 50% within 20 years.
IWYP plans to invest around $100 million within the first five years. To date it has commitments of $50 million from around the world including from major donors in Europe, North America, Latin America and Australia.
IWYP is working closely with existing wheat research activities, to ensure that the scientific community works together to improve wheat. For instance, IWYP will deliver one of the Wheat Initiative’s key aims.