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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Scientists share strategy at conference to halt migratory wheat disease

Scientists share strategy at conference to halt migratory wheat disease
Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.

CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh in Washington, D.C. to receive AAAS honor

CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh in Washington, D.C. to receive AAAS honor
Distinguished Scientist and Head of Bread Wheat Improvement at CIMMYT, Ravi Singh, will be recognized as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in February for his contributions to the field of agricultural research and development, particularly in wheat genetics, pathology and breeding.

Inaugural Paula Kantor Award recognizes work on agriculture, gender, improved diets

Inaugural Paula Kantor Award recognizes work on agriculture, gender, improved diets
Post-doctoral fellow Soumya Gupta is the winner of the inaugural Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research, the International Centre for Research on Women announces.

Wheat scientists eye USDA $3.4 million in new funds to boost yields

Wheat scientists eye USDA $3.4 million in new funds to boost yields
Scientists involved in a major global initiative aimed at increasing wheat yields as much as 60 percent by 2050 get a boost from U.S. government announcement of new research funds.

CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh receives honor for wheat genetics, breeding

CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh receives honor for wheat genetics, breeding
Scientist Ravi Singh has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this week for his “distinguished contributions to the field of agricultural research and development, particularly in wheat genetics, pathology and breeding.”
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