“Wheat in heat: the ‘crazy idea’ that could combat food insecurity”

Adapting durum wheat varieties in West Africa Greta plot and great grains in Kaedi, Mauritania on the border with Senegal

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/mar/23/heat-tolerant-durum-wheat-crazy-idea-food-insecurity

Following four years of trials, which saw thousands of wheat varieties tested in the unforgiving sub-Saharan heat, scientists have successfully turned what was first thought of as a “crazy idea” into a vital new food crop. With more than 1 million smallholders living along the Senegal River basin, which also runs through Mali and Mauritania, it was an important strategic area to trial the wheat.

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

One response to ““Wheat in heat: the ‘crazy idea’ that could combat food insecurity””

  1. Jacqueline Whitehead says :

    What impact will the use of water for irrigation have on the river?

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