The introduction of the newest biotechnologies is necessary for sustainable agricultural development and needs the sufficient investments

Vasily Nechaev, Alex Gaponenko

Authors of the analytical report «World Agriculture Towards 2030/2050» made conclusion that growing global demand for food cannot be satisfied if the agricultural production in the world does not increase by 60% for the next 40 years (Alexandratos and Bruinsma, 2012). This could be achieved only by increase the plants productivity, not at the expense of expansion farms land, because to 2050 area of world lands will grow on 5%. World population growth and reduction of the world area planted with wheat has alerted governments of G20, which adopted “The International Research Initiative for Wheat Improvement”. Wheat biotechnology rapidly evolves throughout the world. In 2009 three major wheat exporting countries have signed the declaration to speed up the commercialization of GM-wheat. In this article we evaluated the genetic engineering achievements, and their usage for increasing profitability of wheat.

wheat production, innovation technologies, genetic engineering, investments

Vasily I. Nechaev, Degree: Dr. Sciences, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Rector of Russian State Agrarian University – Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, 127550, 49 Timirjazevskaja Street, Moscow, Russian Federation Phone: 8 (499) 976 34 90, Fax: 8 (499) 976 04 28, e-mail:

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