Conference Background

World population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 and climate change is now a reality rather than a myth. Food production systems are most vulnerable to climate change and it is a serious threat to food security especially in the developing countries. Pakistan is steadily among the top ten most prone countries to climate change and has witnessed adverse impacts due to climate extremes in recent past. Wheat accounts for one-fifth of the world’s food and is second only to rice as a source of calories for developing country consumers. Demand for wheat in the developing world is projected to increase 60% by 2050. Feeding a growing world population is one of the great challenges of our time. It is a challenge that will be exacerbated in the years ahead by the impacts of climate change and the decline of arable land worldwide. The work of wheat researchers is more important than ever in managing the biotic and abiotic stresses that threaten wheat production, and in improving livelihoods and food security for smallholder wheat farmers. 1st AUS-PAK International Conference on Wheat for Food Security aims to bring together scientists, research scholars and progressive farmers on single platform to share and enhance the knowledge to address the problems of wheat production through innovative technologies of breeding and biotechnology. Conference will be held to promote interdisciplinary dialogues regarding the contemporary issues in wheat. This event will provide the awareness about technological advances in agriculture to cope with the rising problems for wheat production.