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Next-generation science and partnerships for impact at CIMMYT: Selected images from Science Week 2018

July 5, 2018

Every two years scientists from 15 offices worldwide of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) gather at the center’s headquarters in Mexico for an event known as “Science Week,” where they share and discuss new developments, science, challenges, and opportunities.

Science Week 2018, which took place from 25 to 28 June, drew more than 270 participants representing 46 countries that grow maize and wheat, crops that provide food and livelihoods for billions worldwide, to consider the theme “Next-generation science and partnerships for impact at CIMMYT.”

Topics addressed included cutting-edge tools and approaches for breeding, such as advanced genotyping, phenotyping, and data management, along with new technologies for the sustainable intensification of maize and wheat cropping systems—all to ensure benefits for farmers and consumers while accelerating genetic gains in maize and wheat, improving nutrition, and mitigating climate change impacts in agriculture.

Click here to see images of CIMMYT staff at work during Science Week 2018.

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