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Wheat Stripe Rust

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    Stripe rust: The threat to food security and development

    Climate change is encouraging the emergence of new races of rust that are overcoming currently resistant wheat varieties

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    2nd International Wheat Stripe Rust Symposium 2014

    Partners: Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock; ICARDA; Borlaug Global Rust Initiative; CIMMYT; and FAO

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    Strategies to tackle stripe rust

    Surveillance and rapid reaction plans; information sharing; capacity strengthening; the development of resistant wheat varieties

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    Tackling the threat of stripe rust in Ethiopia

    A devastating outbreak of stripe rust in 2010 caused significant losses and economic hardship for Ethiopia’s wheat farmers,

  • Tackling stripe rust

    More research cooperation and investment are needed to support countries to better control and prevent wheat stripe rust. This endemic disease affects millions of hectares of drylands wheat production and their farmers every day. This website shares new perspectives and experiences and highlights and presents potential solutions

     

  • The Threat of Climate Change

    Climate change is encouraging the emergence of new rust races capable of overcoming currently resistant wheat varieties – a fundamentally different threat than the past Read More
  • Regional Rust Research Center

    Created in 2012 in response to the urgent need for enhanced regional cooperation on stripe rust monitoring systems and capacity development Read More
  • Wheat Stripe Rust Symposium

    The 2nd International Wheat Stripe Rust Symposium was held in Izmir, Turkey, from April 28 to May 1, 2014. Read More
  • Highlights

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      Combating wheat stripe rust for food security

      Climate change is expected to increase the spread and severity of rust diseases, further threatening food security. To combat stripe rust, greater investments in research and regional coordination are essential.   Virulent strains of crop disease are expected to become a significant constraint on regional food production in the near future, especially wheat stripe rustMore…

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      Scientists and Policymakers Gather to Tackle Stripe Rust

      Driven by the shift toward higher temperatures and increasingly variable and intense rainfall for short durations, wheat stripe rust is flourishing in new areas of the world. Aggressive new strains have decimated wheat crops, notably in 2010 when an epidemic destroyed some 400,000 hectares in Ethiopia and caused losses of up to 80 percent inMore…

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      New resource to tackle threat of wheat stripe rust

      Izmir, May 21, 2014. Countries affected by wheat stripe rust, a serious threat to food security in many regions, now have a new resource to fight the disease – the Regional Cereal Rust Research Center, based in Turkey and serving countries across the region.   The Center offers strategic support to farmers and countries affectedMore…

    • Solh

      Mobilizing international efforts to defeat stripe rust

      During the 2nd International Wheat Stripe Rust Symposium, ICARDA’s Director General, Dr. Mahmoud Solh, spoke about the global threat posed by stripe rust, the strategies needed to tackle this threat, and the need for a global initiative to strengthen future wheat production.   What do you hope to achieve by holding this Symposium?    ThisMore…

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      Combating wheat stripe rust for food security
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      4 June, 2014

      Scientists and Policymakers Gather to Tackle Stripe Rust
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      21 May, 2014

      New resource to tackle threat of wheat stripe rust
    • Solh

      30 April, 2014

      Mobilizing international efforts to defeat stripe rust