The nature of agricultural research requires a collaborative approach to addressing complex challenges such as trans-boundary disease and pests. From the impact of Ug99 on wheat to large-scale outbreaks of maize diseases, global large-scale projects are crucial to the objective of poverty alleviation and reducing hunger.

Through the generous support of the Government of Mexico, CIMMYT has initiated the Seeds of Discovery Project. The initiative endeavors to genotype CIMMYT's collection of seeds to identify key sources of genetic diversity for resistance to diseases, pests, and traits which are best suited to varied environments.


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.

Safeguarding seeds against agricultural risks

Safeguarding seeds against agricultural risks
A webinar on Strengthening and Enhancing Seed Systems to Better Manage Agricultural Risk, was presented by Dr Jill Cairns, Crop Physiologist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Wilfred Mwangi, CIMMYT Agricultural Economist

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Wilfred Mwangi, CIMMYT Agricultural Economist
The CIMMYT community celebrates the illustrious life and mourns the passing on 11 December of Wilfred M. Mwangi, distinguished Kenyan scholar, statesman and researcher who dedicated his career to improving the food security and livelihoods of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa

Scientists seal agreement to boost adaptability of wheat to climate change

Scientists seal agreement to boost adaptability of wheat to climate change
Wild ancestral relatives of wheat will play a key role in fortifying the world’s food supply as climate change warms the planet, according to a team of top scientists.

New Wheat Breeds Can Help Avert Food Security Disaster

New Wheat Breeds Can Help Avert Food Security Disaster

Wheat breeders involved in the monumental global challenge of ensuring food security for 9.5 billion people by 2050 face enormous hurdles. Overall, we need to double the amount of food produced to meet demand as population grows steadily from just over 7 billion today, according to the World Bank. 

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