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.
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.