Jiafa Chen has helped identify new genetic resources that have been used in breeding new maize varieties that withstand environmental and biological stresses.
Global research networks must overcome nationalist and protectionist tendencies to provide technology advances the world urgently needs.
Conserving and using agricultural biodiversity to create better crops can help meet several sustainable development goals and stave off further species extinctions.
Researchers improve global collaboration on harnessing genes in breeding that can help the crop withstand the effects of climate change.
An online learning platform created in partnership with the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative will revolutionize the project’s capacity development efforts.
Public initiatives key to harnessing genetic diversity for food security, says genetic resources expert
Public initiatives to facilitate the use of genetic resources must be promoted to demonstrate the value they add to agriculture for development and food security.
EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A pledge of $10,000 by international plant breeding company KWS has given a big boost to an online crowdfunding initiative aiming to help maintain the world’s largest maize …
A pledge of $10,000 by international plant breeding company KWS has given a big boost to an online crowdfunding initiative aiming to help maintain the world’s largest maize and wheat germplasm bank.
In southern Mexico and Central America a fungal maize disease known as tar spot complex is decimating yields, threatening local food security and livelihoods.
GE crops are as safe to eat as conventionally bred crops and have benefited the environment and ecosystem diversity, according to a new study
A new video aimed at raising awareness among farmers about high-yielding, drought-tolerant maize varieties is set for distribution in eastern Kenya.
MasAgro Biodiversidad (Biodiversity), a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, studies and characterizes maize and wheat genetic diversity for use in breed …
MasAgro Wheat, a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program, conducts research on wheat genetics and physiology to improve plant structure, increase the resilie …
Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.
Gender balance is science is imperative to obtain the best results said CIMMYT scientist Sarah Hearne on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2016.
With Syria torn apart by civil war, a team of scientists in Mexico and Morocco are rushing to save a vital sample of wheat’s ancient and massive genetic diversity, sealed in seed collections of an int …
In 2011, agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 nations committed to developing an international initiative to coordinate worldwide research efforts in wheat genetics, genomics, physiology, breedi …
CIMMYT’s germplasm bank holds untapped genetic information that could lead to climate resilient wheat varieties, according to a new study.
CIMMYT will celebrate its 50th anniversary during a three-day event from September 27 to 29, 2016, at headquarters in El Batán, near México City.
The Genetic Resources Program manages CIMMYT’s gene bank — also known as a germplasm bank — the Seed Health Unit, Biometrics & Statistics Unit, and Data Management Unit. The program conserves, a …