The Syngenta Commitment to Wheat"Global wheat production is increasing at only 0.9% each year," said Hans-Joachim Braun, Director of CIMMYT's Global Wheat Program. "This is a very critical issue as global demand is growing at 1.5% or more annually. Combined with the impacts of climate change, we must avoid the risk of another food crisis and ensure farmers across the world are equipped to meet the demands of a rising world population. Partnerships like this can greatly benefit the world’s farmers, rich and poor."
Global wheat demand is outpacing supply. To help prevent this trend from escalating, Syngenta is entering into a new partnership with the renowned International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), to focus on developing and advancing technology in wheat – the most internationally traded food crop.
In Canada, wheat is our overwhelming choice – about 77 per cent of the grain we eat is wheat. It’s also Canada's most important cereal grain crop, produced in nine of the country’s provinces and territories.