The new challenges of wheat improvement

In the Green Revolution era, the focus for wheat breeders was on boosting yields to feed more people, but today the challenge is not only to increase production on smaller plots of land, but also to improve nutritional quality, said CIMMYT wheat breeder Velu Govindan, during an interview on BBC Newsday.

Govindan was interviewed at the International Wheat Congress in the city of Saskatoon in Canada’s breadbasket province on the prairies, Saskatchewan.