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Celebrating 50 years of collaboration: CIMMYT in the Mexican senate

Mexico City, Mexico (CIMMYT) — In recognition of the contributions the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center has made to agriculture and food security in Mexico and the world, a symposium w …


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.


CIMMYT, Mexico honor legacy of Norman Borlaug

To mark CIMMYT’s 50th anniversary, Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture launched a photo exhibition honoring Nobel Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug.


“Farmers recommend,” a participative proposal by MasAgro Guanajuato

 For a month and a half, farmers in Guanajuato shared their experiences with sustainable agriculture.


Photo contest highlights Oaxacan agriculture

MasAgro’s annual Pacífico Sur Hub photo contest documents where extension agents work every day, from their point of view.


Take it to the Farmer

Take it to the Farmer develops a sustainable intensification strategy for maize, wheat and similar grains by building hubs based on research platforms, demonstration modules and extension areas where …


Wheat Yield Consortium

The Wheat Yield Consortium conducts research on wheat genetics and physiology to improve plant structure, increase the resilience and disease resistance of wheat, and its yield potential in Mexico and …


International Maize Improvement Consortium for Latin America

International Maize Improvement Consortium for Latin America (IMIC-LATAM), a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, promotes the sustainable development of …


MasAgro Biodiversidad

MasAgro Biodiversidad (Biodiversity), a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, studies and characterizes maize and wheat genetic diversity for use in breed …


MasAgro Maize

MasAgro Maize, a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, promotes the sustainable development of both maize grain and seed producers by breeding maize hybri …


MasAgro Wheat

MasAgro Wheat, a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program, conducts research on wheat genetics and physiology to improve plant structure, increase the resilie …


MasAgro Farmer

MasAgro Farmer, a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, develops a sustainable intensification strategy for maize, wheat and similar grains by building hu …


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 …


New book details benefits of holistic approach to agricultural development in Mexico

A book titled Options Available for Implementing MasAgro Technologies has been published which analyzes the options available for implementing sustainable agricultural practices and technologies in 23 …


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.


Mobilizing gene bank biodiversity in the fight against climate change

CIMMYT’s germplasm bank holds untapped genetic information that could lead to climate resilient wheat varieties, according to a new study.


Seeds of Discovery

Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) studies and characterizes maize and wheat genetic diversity for use in breeding programs, which develop wheat varieties and maize hybrids improved through conventional techno …


SAGARPA and CIMMYT aligning agendas for a great new vision on sustainable maize and wheat systems for improved livelihoods

Texcoco, Mexico, 11 June 2015.- Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) discusse …


SUPER WOMAN: Dolores Robles González spurs farmers to adopt conservation agriculture

NEW FARMING TECHNIQUES IN MEXICO LOWER COSTS AND INCREASE PRODUCTION International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT ask …


Celebrating CIMMYT: what will the next 50 years hold?

Photo credit: CIMMYT A year of celebrations in honor of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s birth centennial was officially closed last Thursday 9 April in a ceremony at CIMMYT headquarters in Mexico. “If he (my fat …