COVID-19 update

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is responding to the threat of COVID-19 and taking measures to ensure all our staff worldwide stays safe and healthy. We continue to perform field and desk research, to the extent allowed by this new situation, and we continue to share our progress and findings.

At times like this, we step back and focus on our vision: a world with healthier and more prosperous people — free from the threat of global food crises — and with more resilient agri-food systems.

We would not be able to pursue this vision without your support. We look forward to continuing our collaboration.

As specified in the Code of Conduct, CIMMYT prohibits intimidation, harassment or discrimination based on an individual’s characteristics, which includes people affected by COVID-19.

Research Themes

Features

Mother-trial farmers in Zimbabwe’s Mwenezi district share their experiences, lessons and successes in adopting climate-resilient practices.

News

Approach can save breeders to time and money, cut waste and improve client-focused results.

News

The nine new maize lines are especially valuable for breeders seeking drought tolerance or tar spot complex disease resistance.

Features

Two-year study reveals techniques to strengthen Mexican smallholder farmers’ food security.

News

Platform in Bihar, India uses data to design interventions to help smallholder farmers.

News

As the pest continues to cause damage to farmers’ fields, CIMMYT trained national agricultural partners on integrated pest management.

Features

Equipment and safety protocols protect agricultural machinery workshop staff from COVID-19.

Innovation and technology
Features

The testing and learning platform is working to tackle issues from adulterated seeds to crop residue burning.

Food security
Publications

A new quantitative genetics study makes a strong case for the yield testing strategies CIMMYT uses in its wheat breeding program.

Gender and social inclusion
Publications

Income-generating benefits of improved maize varieties hampered by patriarchal gender norms in rural Nigeria.

Food security
Publications

Trial results highlight the long-term benefits of conservation agriculture-based weed management.

Food security
Publications

A new policy brief provides a roadmap for accelerating the adoption of conservation agriculture in Eastern India.

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