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Dr. Hans‐Joachim Braun

Director, Global Wheat Program
Hans‐Joachim Braun, a native of Germany has a background in wheat breeding and is currently based in Mexico. Since 2004, Braun has served as Director of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program, which develops and distributes wheat germplasm to more than 250 cooperators in around 100 countries. He previously lived in Turkey for 20 years, where he lead the TURKEY‐CIMMYT‐ICARDA International Winter Wheat Improvement Program. He contributed to the development of more than 40 winter wheat varieties, released mainly in West and Central Asia that are now grown on more than 1.8 million hectares. Braun was also instrumental in recognizing zinc deficiency and soil borne diseases as a major constraint for winter wheat production in the dryland areas of West Asia.