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

Climate change
Features

Initiative in Zimbabwe pursues holistic and multi-faceted approach to support climate resilience and increase yields.

Innovation and technology
Features

The use of corn husk as veneer has helped a town to preserve maize biodiversity, protect the environment and reduce migration.

Capacity development
News

Stephen Mugo retires from CIMMYT after more than twenty years of commitment and scientific contributions.

Innovation and technology
Features

As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.

Food security
Features

CIMMYT breeder applies new tools and technologies to accelerate genetic gains, make breeding more efficient, and keep up with the changing dynamics of biotic and abiotic stresses.

Food security
Features

Maize lethal necrosis has taught us that intensive efforts to keep human and plant diseases at bay need to continue beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

Food security
News

CIMMYT representatives discuss the impact of the pandemic on Mexico and why CIMMYT works towards more resilient agri-food systems with healthier and more prosperous people.

Food security
In the media

Source: SciDev.net (25 May 2020)

As COVID-19 pandemic threatens smallholder farmers, it could be an opportunity to shift priorities and increase support to agriculture.

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.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Researchers discuss how phenotyping can assist breeding and make the case for investing in new methodologies.

Upcoming Events

  1. Big Data in Agriculture Convention 2020

    October 21 - October 23