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dc.creatorBassi, Filippoen_US
dc.identifier.citationFilippo Bassi. (9/5/2016). Old and New Innovations for Wheat Food Security. Bologna, Italy: ASTER (Executive Producer).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe video reports the presentation of Filippo Bassi, director of ICARDA's Wheat program , during the World Food Research & Innovation Forum held the 9th May 2016 in Italy. Dr. Bassi opens the presentation with an introductory note on the Wheat program and its mission in the CWANA (Central West Asia and North Africa) Region. One of the biggest issues emphasised by the presenter is the high percentage of the areas with very low agricultural resources index in the region. In other words, there is a lack of agricultural resources which makes it difficult to survive. It is in here where the Wheat program intervenes and proposes innovation as a solution, not only for the present but especially in lieu of future population growth. Indeed, Dr. Bassi highlights the importance of investing in research. Only with research it is possible to find new varieties that are more resistant to diseases, heat and pests. Countries like Mauritania and Senegal, which have adopted the use of wheat varieties have reported an increase of production (almost doubled) with a consequent economic gain and general livelihood improvement. To conclude, Dr. Bassi reaffirms his vision and makes a call to fund research and agronomy as the solution to respond to food security challenges.en_US
dc.titleOld and New Innovations for Wheat Food Securityen_US
cg.creator.idBassi, Filippo: 0000-0002-1164-5598en_US
cg.subject.agrovocplant breedingen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgoal 1 no povertyen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Wheat - WHEATen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on WHEAT - Global Alliance for Improving Food Security and the Livelihoods of the Resource-Poor in the Developing World (CRP 3.1)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.subject.sdgSDG 1 - No povertyen_US

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