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Research Project: International Wheat Yield Program (IWYP)

Location: Crop Production and Protection

Project Number: 0206-22000-001-44-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 1, 2016
End Date: Dec 31, 2020

Objective:
To participate on the Board of the International Wheat Yield Program (IWYP). IWYP is a voluntary alliance which has been formed to participate in, advance the goals of and provide financial and management support to the overall IWYP Program. As set out in IWYP goals, the objective of IWYP is to increase food security for the global population and to improve livelihoods of the resource poor in developing countries by unlocking the genetic potential in wheat and enhancing the use of public genetic resources in plant breeding programs through the concerted generation, management, dissemination, and application of advanced biological knowledge.

Approach:
Participate according to the terms and conditions described in the attached document, Annex I. The management and coordination arrangement as defined by this agreement, which consist of: (a) the Science and Impact Executive Board (SIEB), the highest level coordinating group comprised of the representatives of Consortium and Executive Members SIEB; (b) the IWYP Program Director; (c) support staff. The SIEB should function as the top-level coordinating body for IWYP, and should formulate the highest level strategy, management and policy matters for The IWYP Program in accordance with this MOU. The members of the SIEB under this agreement includes a selected representative from each of the Consortium Members (voting members) and invited Executive Members (non-voting) from the private sector.