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

Publications

Researchers evaluate the use of genomic selection in wheat breeding against deadly fungal disease.

Features

Increasingly unpredictable weather poses challenges for breeding widely-adapted wheat lines, but stress tolerance breeding is boosting wheat’s hardiness under rising temperatures.

Blogs

In addition to macronutrients and micronutrients, staple cereals are important sources of bioactive food components.

In the media

Source: Forbes (29 Dec 2022)

Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur, a Principal Scientist at CIMMYT, says aflatoxin, a toxin produced from soil fungus and found in groundnuts like peanuts, is a serious public health and food safety problem around the globe.

Press releases

Scientists find novel way to combine two species of grass-like plants including banana, rice and wheat, that allows disease resistance and other beneficial characteristics to be added to the plants.

Features

New research uncovers long-term impacts of Green Revolution era productivity, points out lessons for today.

News

The facility will offer maize doubled haploid production services to public and private sector partners in South Asia.

News

Two new graduates join pool of research leaders focused on finding new sources of resistance against these pathogens.

Publications

Researchers evaluate the use of genomic selection in wheat breeding against deadly fungal disease.

Publications

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

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. Basic Wheat Improvement Course 2022

    January 31 @ 8:00 am - May 27 @ 10:00 am CST
  2. 8th International Cereal Nematodes Symposium (ICNS)

    September 26 - September 29