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

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.

Innovation and technology
News

CGIAR centers make strong case for Latin America as the best place for investing in solutions to overcome challenges to global agriculture from climate change, pandemics and more.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

How gender research supports rural women during times of crisis.

Food security
Features

We need to make sure our food systems grow a variety of food to nourish a growing population and sustain the planet.

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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