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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On World Water Day, Photos Show Role Water Plays in Food Security

On World Water Day, Photos Show Role Water Plays in Food Security
Water plays a vital role in irrigation and food production, accounting for 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals, according to U.N. Water.

Industrial Water Run-Off Can Sustainably Boost Crop Production

Industrial Water Run-Off Can Sustainably Boost Crop Production
This irrigation reservoir at the Kulumsa Agricultural Research Center in Ethiopia’s highlands captures water from a nearby beer distillery about 168 km (105 miles) southeast of the capital Addis Ababa.

First Lady of Wheat in Mexico to Celebrate her Father, Norman Borlaug

First Lady of Wheat in Mexico to Celebrate her Father, Norman Borlaug
The late wheat breeder Norman Borlaug was so dedicated to his work that he was away from home 80 percent of the time, either travelling or in the field, recalls his daughter Jeanie Borlaug Laube.

Innovation Key to Wheat Yield Potential Advances, Says Incoming CIMMYT DG

Innovation Key to Wheat Yield Potential Advances, Says Incoming CIMMYT DG
Martin Kropff, who will take the helm as director general of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in June, joined scientists, and other members of the global wheat community at the CIMMYT experimental research station near the town of Ciudad Obregon in Mexico’s northern state of Sonora for annual Visitors’ Week.

KALRO and CIMMYT: Cementing a longstanding relationship

KALRO and CIMMYT: Cementing a longstanding relationship
A high-level visit from Kenya, a key country that hosts our Africa Regional Office, maize lethal necrosis screening, doubled haploid facility and is a regional hub for drought-tolerance testing hub –.all these in close collaboration with the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO). Dr. Eliud Kireger, Acting Director General of KALRO, was accompanied to CIMMYT headquarters by Stephen Mugo, CIMMYT Regional Representative for Africa and country represenative for Kenya. They spoke candidly on the triumphs and tragedies of crop research in Africa.
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