Last week, nearly 90 students from all around the world visited El Batán to learn about CIMMYT’s research and mission. They were all members of the International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS) which is having its World Congress in Mexico. At CIMMYT, participants viewed the germplasm bank, learned about wide crosses and diversity analysis work at the Applied Biotechnology Center, and visited conservation agriculture experiments in the field.
IAAS provides a platform for students to share experiences, knowledge, and social responsibility. The students, who are from more than 20 countries, will spend three weeks visiting Mexico City, Queretaro, and Jalisco exploring this year’s theme: “Biodiversity now, food tomorrow.”