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Cutting-edge tools promote conservation, use of biodiversity

CIMMYT scientists will present at the COP 13 conference on a new collection of tools and resources that could revolutionize maize breeding and promote genetic diversity conservation.


Ancient maize varieties provide modern solution to tar spot complex

In southern Mexico and Central America a fungal maize disease known as tar spot complex is decimating yields, threatening local food security and livelihoods.


International Wheat Yield Partnership

In 2011, agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 nations committed to developing an international initiative to coordinate worldwide research efforts in wheat genetics, genomics, physiology, breedi …


Learning partnerships turn research into results for Mexican agriculture

The Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) project seeks to empower the next generation of Mexican scientists to use maize and wheat biodiversity to effectively meet the needs of Mexican agriculture in the future.


Scientists to detail state of Ug99 food security threat at Sydney meeting

Wheat farmers are facing troubles on various fronts, particularly the threat of devastating disease.


CIMMYT Remembers Vital Legacy of Gender Specialist Paula Kantor

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor. Paula died on May 13, in the aftermath of …


Mexico meeting outlines scientific roadmap for increasing wheat yields

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A scientist inspects wheat at the CIMMYT research station in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. CIMMYT/Julie Mollins CIUDAD OBREGON, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Mexico aims to boost its domestic whea …


International Wheat Yield Partnership call for proposals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  1st Call for Proposals Seeking breakthrough discoveries that will lead to large increases in wheat yields Read Press Release The International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) is …