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
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
Videos

Maize and wheat seeds from all over the world are preserved at the CIMMYT genebank, used to bring new varieties to farmers, and backed up at the Global Seed Vault.

Capacity development
News

ILRI incorporates CIMMYT tool into their scaling framework and recommends other CGIAR centers to do the same.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Zoning study shows the reach of 25 crops in Pakistan.

Capacity development
Features

Seed companies in Malawi share how they chose their flagship varieties and got them onto the commercial market.

Food security
In the media

Source: PR Newswire (18 May 2020)

CIMMYT contributed to rapid assessment and registration of biological control for fall armyworm.

Innovation and technology
News

The 2020 IAAA award recognizes groundbreaking data systems and tools helping more than 150,000 farmers in Mexico.

Food security
Features

Hot on the trail of fall armyworm, CIMMYT builds local research partnerships in Southeast Asia.

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. Basic Wheat Improvement Course 2020 — CANCELED

    February 3 - May 29
  2. Transforming Wheat Breeding Through Integrated Data Management and Analysis with GOBii – POSTPONED

    June 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm BST
  3. Big Data in Agriculture Convention 2020

    October 21 - October 23