An integrated approach to maintaining cereal productivity under climate change

Reynolds, P W and Quilligan, E and Aggarwal, P K and Bansal, K C and Cavalieri, A J and Chapman, S C and Chapotin, S M and Datta, S K and Duveiller, E and Gill, K S and Jagadish, K S V and Joshi, A K and Koehler, A K and Kosina, P and Krishnan, S and Lafitte, R and Mahala, R S and Muthurajan, R and Paterson, A H and Prasanna, B M and Rakshit, S and Rosegrant, M W and Sharma, I and Singh, R P and Sivasankar, S and Vadez, V and Valluru, R and Vara Prasad, P V and Yadav, O P (2016) An integrated approach to maintaining cereal productivity under climate change. Global Food Security, 08 (-). 09-18. ISSN 2211-9124

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Wheat, rice, maize, pearl millet, and sorghum provide over half of the world's food calories. To maintain global food security, with the added challenge of climate change, there is an increasing need to exploit existing genetic variability and develop cultivars with superior genetic yield potential and stress adaptation. The opportunity to share knowledge between crops and identify priority traits for future research can be exploited to increase breeding impacts and assist in identifying the genetic loci that control adaptation. A more internationally coordinated approach to crop phenotyping and modeling, combined with effective sharing of knowledge, facilities, and data, will boost the cost effectiveness and facilitate genetic gains of all staple crops, with likely spill over to more neglected crops.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate change, Cereals, Yields, Networks, Phenotyping platforms, Cereal productivity
Subjects: Others > Climate Change
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2016 09:10
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 04:17
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Funders: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S. Agency for International Development
Acknowledgement: The authors are grateful for the financial support received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Grant no. OPP1052535) and U.S. Agency for International Development (Grant no. MTO 069018). The workshop in New Delhi was hosted by the Indian Center for Agricultural Research. The authors would like to thank their fellow participants at the New Delhi workshop for their input and productive discussions: Tsedeke Abate, Maria Apse, Raman Babu, H.S. Balyan, Jos Van Boxtel, Bharat Char, R. Chatrath, Biswanath Das, Ranjan Das, Bahiru Duguma, Stefania Grando, A.K. Gupta, P.K. Gupta, Dirk Hays, H.B. Hemareddy, K.S. Hooda, Andrew Jacobs, Yilma Kebede, Vic Knauf, Pradyumn Kumar, Sangit Kumar, Ramesha Magulodi, Vina Mahajan, Gurjit Mangat, Vinod Kumar Mishra, Stephen Mugo, Michael Olsen, Bijendra Pal, Dhiraj Pant, Jesse Poland, Jagadish Rane, A.R. Sadananda, Rajiv Sharma, Ramavtar Sharma, Aditya K. Singh, Balwinder Singh, Gyanendra Pratap Singh, Madan Pal Singh, Rakesh Singh, V.S. Sohu, Harvinder S. Talwar, C. Viswanathan, Changrong Ye, P.H. Zaidi.
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