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  • Ethiopian Government Supports and Expands Promotion of Quality Protein Maize

    Ethiopian Government Supports and Expands Promotion of Quality Protein Maize

    The Ethiopian government has announced the launch of a new initiative to improve nutritional security in the country. ‘Strengthening Quality Protein Maize Promotion and Seed Supply Systems in Ethiopia’ sets a target of increasing the quality protein maize (QPM) production area in Ethiopia to 200,000 hectares (which is approximately 10 percent of the total land area currently devoted to maize production in the country) in three years (2015-17).

  • Manuel Villa Issa Joins CIMMYT Board of Trustees

    Manuel Villa Issa Joins CIMMYT Board of Trustees

    Manuel Villa Issa, noted agricultural economist and educator, has joined the Board of Trustees of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).  Villa Issa is the Coordinator for Research, Innovation and Partnerships of the National Institute for Research on Forestry, Crops and Livestock of Mexico (INIFAP).
  • Bolivia and CIMMYT Partner to Boost Sustainable Grain Production

    Bolivia and CIMMYT Partner to Boost Sustainable Grain Production

    The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and Bolivia’s Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Innovation (INIAF) signed a scientific collaboration agreement to strengthen food security in the Andean country by developing research and capacity building activities that sustainably increase basic grain production.
  • Former CIMMYT Global Wheat Program Director Wins 2014 World Food Prize​

    Former CIMMYT Global Wheat Program Director Wins 2014 World Food Prize​

    CIMMYT is delighted that the World Food Prize 2014 has been awarded to distinguished wheat breeder Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram for his achievements in plant research and food production.
  • New Agreement between CIMMYT and the Canadian Wheat Alliance to Focus on Disease Resistance in Durum Wheat

    New Agreement between CIMMYT and the Canadian Wheat Alliance to Focus on Disease Resistance in Durum Wheat

    09 June 2014 – Saskatoon, SK, CANADA ─ The Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA) and CIMMYT will collaborate on research to provide farmers in Canada and in developing countries access to stronger, more resistant durum wheat. The joint research builds upon the two organizations’ long-term programs to improve the yield, sustainability and profitability of wheat.

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