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Combating wheat disease in partnership in Bangladesh

Dr. P.K Malaker, principal scientific officer, at work in the plant pathology laboratory of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute's Wheat Research Centre in Dinajpur. He has seen the intensity of disease in South Asia increase at firsthand, as climate change causes warm, humid winters that generate increased disease pressure and allow new diseases to emerge.


CIMMYT works in partnership with local institutions like this across the world, with scientists working hand-in-hand to develop disease resistant wheat varieties. The expertise and genetic resources that CIMMYT provides are invaluable in the global battle against disease.


In Bangladesh the Wheat Research Centre is a key CIMMYT partner, in a collaboration that helps reach farmers with improved varieties, technologies and practices.


Photo credit: S. Mojumder/Drik/CIMMYT.


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Taken on September 27, 2011