The world faces the challenge of growing more wheat, responsibly and sustainably.

CIMMYT collaborates with national agricultural research institutions, non-governmental and community-based organizations, seed sector organizations, regional research networks, other CGIAR centers, private companies and advanced research institutions to tackle the problem on a global scale by providing farmers the best seed, agronomy, training and information needed to increase yields.

Among the activities of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program:

  • Provide diverse, high-yielding wheat varieties that withstand infertile soils, drought, pests and diseases.

  • Conduct research to help farmers exploit the full potential of improved seed while conserving soil and water resources.

  • Explore new market opportunities for smallholder farmers.

  • Provide training opportunities in wheat breeding and crop management research.

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No Scientific Basis for Criticism of Wheat as a Food Staple, Nutritionist Says

No Scientific Basis for Criticism of Wheat as a Food Staple, Nutritionist Says
A nutritionist who is outspoken about the negative consequences of gluten-free diets said in an interview that she wants to dispel myths generated by claims that the protein found in wheat is unhealthy.

Q+A: Prioritize Food Security, Not Conflict, Wheat Scientist Advises

Q+A: Prioritize Food Security, Not Conflict, Wheat Scientist Advises
As a wheat physiologist, Matthew Reynolds works to bolster crop yields and improve the capacity of wheat to survive stressful conditions, particularly in developing countries.

Who is your Maize or Wheat Super Woman?

Who is your Maize or Wheat Super Woman?

To celebrate International Women's Day, we want to showcase the stories of women who have made innovative strides in the maize and wheat sectors --and we need your help.

Letter From the Field

Letter From the Field
World Food Prize Borlaug-Ruan Intern Describes Experience with CIMMYT in Turkey

Q+A: Kenya Farmers Deploy a Range of Tactics to Fight Wheat Stem Rust

Q+A: Kenya Farmers Deploy a Range of Tactics to Fight Wheat Stem Rust
Farmers in Kenya are fighting a new strain of Ug99 wheat stem rust disease, which chokes nutrients in the stalk and stops wheat kernels from forming, putting incomes and food security at risk.
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