World grain research collaborations critical

By Gregor Heard
April 21 2016 - 3:00pm
Hans Braun, CIMMYT, says a recent fungal disease outbreak in Bangladesh highlights the need for global collaboration on grains research.
Hans Braun, CIMMYT, says a recent fungal disease outbreak in Bangladesh highlights the need for global collaboration on grains research.

THE IMPORTANCE of international collaboration and funding for global agencies in the grains industry has been borne out by a serious fungal disease incursion in Asia recently, according to the global director of the wheat program with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT).

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