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 will continue to perform field and desk research, to the extent allowed by this new situation. We will continue to share our progress and findings through our website, newsletters and social media platforms.

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.

Research Themes

Food security
Features

A survey conducted by CIMMYT researchers collected insights from over 200 key value-chain market actors.

Climate change
Blogs

The “learning by doing” concept helps farmers in Zimbabwe successfully adopt sustainable agriculture principles.

Climate change
Features

Interest in farm machinery and crop diversification spike as farmers respond to COVID-19 labor shortages.

Innovation and technology
Features

The tractor-mounted reaper saves farmers time and money and offers new sources of income.

Food security
Press releases

Portal will encourage rapid, iterative experimentation and global teamwork to address spread and impact of the invasive crop pest.

Food security
News

CIMMYT’s work may begin with seeds, but our innovations support farmers at all stages of the value chain.

Food security
Features

Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) comes to a close but its impact lives on.

Food security
In the media

Source: Trouw (28 Jun 2020)

Opinions differ on if world food production could be improved if annual crops, such as maize, rice, wheat and vegetables, could be turned into perennials.

Gender and social inclusion
Publications

New study presents a typology of women’s decision-making in wheat in India.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Zoning study shows the reach of 25 crops in Pakistan.

Gender and social inclusion
Publications

Adoption of mini-tiller is significantly lower in female-headed households, CIMMYT researchers find.

Food security
Publications

New fact sheet captures the impact of six decades of maize and wheat research in Pakistan.

Upcoming Events

  1. Big Data in Agriculture Convention 2020

    October 21 - October 23