Status and Opportunities for Wheat Seeds in India, Bangladesh, Nepal & Bhutan
Wheat (Triticum sp.) is the most important cereal crop in South Asia. South Asia enjoys a strategic position as the largest contiguous wheat producing region in the world and has high regional connectivity and interdependency. Wheat has always been an essential crop for this region with India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan altogether producing about 96.59 million MT (2016) of wheat covering 31.43 million Hactares thus, emerging as a quantum producer of wheat. The report discusses about the genetic gains in wheat, status quo and opportunities ahead for wheat seed systems and value chain across the region.