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CIMMYT subscribes to the values of excellence, integrity and teamwork across the organization. CIMMYT applies these values as well to maintain good governance, in line with the center’s vision and mission to improve livelihoods through maize and wheat science. Central to this approach is CIMMYT’s integrating philosophy, which ensures that everyone works towards this shared mission and vision as One CIMMYT.

As a global organization, CIMMYT has a tailored system of corporate governance to ensure commitment and high professional standards. This governance arises from the Board of Trustees, which entrusts the operational activities of the center to the Leadership Team for efficient, effective and successful achievement of its primary objectives.

The Board of Trustees and the Leadership Team are committed collectively to ensuring these principles continue to be an integral part of the conduct of the center’s activities.