Mexico's National Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research (INIFAP)
The head of the Maize Germplasm Bank, who retired in September, modernized the bank’s data curation and promoted outreach to maize landrace farming communities in the Americas.
Wheat researchers listed among world’s most influential scholars, based on citations.
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.
Source: Mexico News Daily (15 Jan 2020)
Winner acknowledges the work of INIFAP, CIMMYT and the Mexico Corn Tortilla Foundation to recuperate native maize species.
Source: El Universal (12 Jan 2020)
Research shows that conservation agriculture under irrigation conditions increases yields and soil organic carbon, even in poor quality soil.
Recognized for most-cited works worldwide on Web of Science Group’s list of Highly Cited Researchers.
CIMMYT scientists engage to preserve the Jala maize landrace, famous for producing the longest maize ears in the world.
He was instrumental in preparing and distributing nursery results, which are still used by breeders.
ProMaíz Nativo will promote small-scale landrace maize farmers through certification and fair market access.
CIMMYT scientist Carolina Rivera is one of the six recipients of the 2019 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award.
Indigenous farmers in Oaxaca are custodians of maize biodiversity, growing seeds passed down over generations.
As part of the efforts of the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program aimed at improving food security based on maize landraces in marginal areas of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico
Scientists unlock evolutionary secrets of landraces through a study of allelic diversity, revealing more about the genetic basis of flowering time and how maize adapts to variable environments.