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


New research shows that the Nutrient Expert decision tool is better for farmers’ fields, extension services and the environment.


Former director of the Global Wheat Program positioned CIMMYT as the leading international research-for-development and breeding organization for wheat.

Press releases

CIMMYT researchers and partners are applying genomics, remote sensing and big data analysis to fortify the crop against climate-related stresses.


Webinar series from CGIAR examines the components of the crop supply chain, as part of the International Year of Plant Health.


Assessing the approach’s potential and limitations for strengthening the livelihoods of the rural poor, a new book draws conclusions applicable across the development field.


Breakthrough comes after three years of intensive research and trials conducted in Kenya — and during the United Nations International Year of Plant Health — and represents a significant advance in the global fight against fall armyworm.


CSISA initiatives support smallholder farmers in India to become successful entrepreneurs.


Ugandan seed enterprise showcases the performance of stress-resilient maize varieties and engages agro-dealers as last mile seed merchants.


New manual supports informed choices for climate resilience in Zimbabwe.


Study explores whether modern maize storage structures offer equal benefits to women and men farmers in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Study explores how gender norms and intra-household dynamics shape women’s demand articulation for labor-saving technologies.


Study quantifies the economic losses from Bangladesh’s COVID-19 lockdowns and outlines policy implications for the country.

Upcoming Events

  1. Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

    January 25 - January 26
  2. IYPH webinars: Climate change and plant health

    January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm GMT
  3. IYPH webinars: Germplasm health in preventing transboundary spread of pests and pathogens

    February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT
  4. IYPH webinars: Integrated pest and disease management

    March 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm GMT
  5. IYPH webinars: A One Health approach

    March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST