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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CIMMYT Remembers Vital Legacy of Gender Specialist Paula Kantor

CIMMYT Remembers Vital Legacy of Gender Specialist Paula Kantor

CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor.

If you would like to offer your condolences you can send us a message to cimmyt@cgiar.org. CIMMYT will deliver all messages received to Paula’s family. Thank you for your thoughts and support.

CIMMYT Appoints a New Regional Representative for Africa

CIMMYT Appoints a New Regional Representative for Africa
CIMMYT has appointed Stephen Mugo in the dual roles of CIMMYT–Africa Regional Representative and CIMMYT–Kenya Country Representative. He replaces the late Wilfred Mwangi.

Outcome of First International Biological Nitrification Inhibition Workshop

Outcome of First International Biological Nitrification Inhibition Workshop
Suppressing soil nitrification and increasing Nitrogen Use Efficiency is critical to reversing the N-fertilizer overuse and minimizing its environmental impact.

Sculptor Captures Natural Stance of Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug

Sculptor Captures Natural Stance of Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug
Artist Katharine McDevitt transferred her fascination with pre-Hispanic sculptures of gods and goddesses to a contemporary rendition of former CIMMYT wheat breeder, Norman Borlaug.

Race for Food Security by 2050 Can be Won, Mexico Agriculture Secretary Says

Race for Food Security by 2050 Can be Won, Mexico Agriculture Secretary Says
Mexico will need to more than double food production by 2050 to feed its growing population, the country’s agriculture secretary said on Thursday, citing statistics that project it will grow 22 percent to an estimated 150 million people.
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