Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program, three-year project aims to enhance and protect the productivity of wheat in Pakistan by supporting research that leads to the identification, adoption, and optimal agronomic management of new, high yielding, disease-resistant wheat varieties. The major (but not exclusive) objective is to facilitate efforts of Pakistani scientific institutions to minimize adverse effects of wheat rusts (including the Ug99 stem rust lineage) through surveillance and genetically resistant varieties.
As part of the U.S. Government’s assistance to Pakistan, USDA and the Pakistani Ministry of Agriculture have identified developing wheat varieties with resistance to virulent rust strains as one of the goals for improving food security and related agricultural production challenges. This document outlines a project for providing cereal rust protection for wheat production in Pakistan.
This wheat production enhancement project is a multi-partner, collaborative research and development program that includes human resource development. The primary external partners (USDA, CIMMYT, and ICARDA) will work cooperatively with Pakistani research organizations to refine work plans and implement research and development activities in rust surveillance, pre- breeding, breeding, seed, and agronomy as described in objectives section.
|AJK-A||Directorate of Agriculture||Azad Jammu & Kashmir|
|ARI-B||Agriculture research institute, Quetta||Baluchistan|
|AZRC||Arid Zone Research Center-Quetta||Baluchistan|
|BARI-P||Barani Agricultural Research Institute -Chakwal||Punjab|
|CCRI-K||Cereal Crops Research Institute(CCRI)-Pirsabak, Nowshera||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|CDRP||Crop Diseases Research Program, NARC, Murree||Punjab|
|EAR-P||Punjab Extension and Adaptive Research Lahore||Punjab|
|MARC||Mountain Agricultural Research Centre, Gilgit||Gilgit Baltistan|
|NARC||National Agriculture Research Center, Islamabad||Capital|
|NIA-S||Nuclear Institute for Agriculture, Tandojam Hyderabad||Sindh|
|NIFA-K||NIFA Nuclear Institute for Food and Agriculture, Peshawar||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|PARC||Pakistan Agriculture Research Center, Islamabad||Capital|
|RARI-P||Regional Agricultural Research Institute, Bahawalpur||Punjab|
|SARS-K||Summer Agriculture Research Station, Kaghan||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|WRI-P||Wheat research institute Faisalabad||Punjab|
|WRI-S||Wheat research institute, Sakrand||Sindh|