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.

Areas of expertise

News

Renowned CIMMYT plant breeder recognized for elite wheat varieties that reduced the risk of a global pandemic and now feed hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Features

Sustainable agri-food systems lead to better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all.

Features

A day in the life of a farmer in India’s Odisha state, part of  tribal community that has long lived off the land. 

In the media

Source: Grain Central (13 Oct 2021)

Alison Bentley spoke with Grain Central about CIMMYT’s breeding strategy and the use of CIMMYT germplasm in the Australian wheat-growing industry.

News

CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.

Features

Review proposes ways to accelerate climate resilience of staple crops, by integrating proven breeding methods with cutting-edge technologies.

In the media

Source: The Guardian Nigeria (10 Oct 2021)

Nigeria’s National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has approved the commercialization of TELA Maize seeds—a drought-tolerant and insect-protected variety aimed at enhancing food security in sub-Saharan Africa.

Features

Researchers point out the future of the disease, the ways to manage it and prevent it from spreading — within and across continents.

Publications

New study projects food demand in 2030 and considers the implications for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

Publications

New CIMMYT Brochure highlights value of maize and wheat science to battle rising undernourishment.

Publications

National value chain study presents an overview of the country’s maize, wheat and rice harvesting equipment, from manufacturing and imports to farm-level service provision.

Publications

Don’t discount the contribution cereals can make to combatting micronutrient malnutrition, say researchers.

Upcoming Events

  1. 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress

    November 15 - November 18
  2. Basic Wheat Improvement Course 2022

    January 31, 2022 @ 8:00 am - May 27, 2022 @ 10:00 am CST