Prospects of doubling global wheat yields
Malcolm J. Hawkesford, Jose-Luis Araus, Robert Park, Daniel Calderini, Daniel Miralles, Tianmin Shen, Jianping Zhang and Martin A. J. Parry
Article first published online: 12 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/fes3.15
Whilst an adequate supply of food can be achieved at present for the current global population, sustaining this into the future will be difficult in the face of a steadily increasing population. Wheat alone provides ≥20% of the calories and the protein for the world's population, and the value and need to increase the production is recognized widely.