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.

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Research Themes

Photos

In India’s state of Odisha, maize farming is lifting up the socioeconomic status of women.

News

Genomic selection breeding approach paves the way to better maize and wheat in farmers’ fields faster.

News

One of CIMMYT and CGIAR’s biggest supporters, he sets out on a virtual book tour to spark collaborative action toward avoiding a climate disaster and calls for innovations in almost everything that we do.

CIMMYT’s tried and tested approaches in varietal turnover and decades of experience in strengthening maize and wheat seed systems have a lot to contribute to CGIAR’s plan of building robust food systems by 2030.

Publications

CIMMYT researchers outline the potential opportunities and key challenges of doubled haploid line development in maize.

Press releases

Switch to irrigation canals will not fully compensate for the expected loss of groundwater in Indian agriculture, new study concludes.

Features

CIMMYT market development specialist works to strengthen the seed and fertilizer market systems and value chains in Nepal.

Press releases

As partners come together as One CGIAR to enact a bold climate-centered strategy, projects like CIMMYT and IITA’s decades-long work on climate-smart maize can help show the way forward.

Publications

CIMMYT researchers outline the potential opportunities and key challenges of doubled haploid line development in maize.

Publications

The results of this study will allow breeders to optimize dual purpose maize varieties to sustainably feed people and their livestock.

Publications

New manual supports informed choices for climate resilience in Zimbabwe.

Publications

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

Upcoming Events

  1. IYPH webinars: Integrated pest and disease management

    March 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm GMT
  2. 7th Farming System Design Symposium: Webinar 4

    March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EET
  3. IYPH webinars: A One Health approach

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