Americas

CIMMYT has several offices in the Americas, including global headquarters in Mexico and a regional office in Colombia. Activities are supported by an additional 140 hectares of stations in diverse agro-ecological zones of Mexico. CIMMYT’s genebank in Mexico stores 27,000 maize and 170,000 wheat seed collections – key to preserving the crop genetic diversity of the region. CIMMYT projects range from developing nutritionally enhanced maize to mapping regional climate change hot spots in Central America. The comprehensive MasAgro project aims to increase wheat production in Mexico by 9 million tons and maize production by 350,000 tons by 2030. CIMMYT promotes regional collaboration and facilitates capacity building for scientists, researchers and technicians.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Phys.org (16 Jun 2020)

CIMMYT and University of Cordoba studied 54 kinds of wheat to analyze response to high temperatures.

Hub Manager Bajio
Innovation and technology
Features

The use of corn husk as veneer has helped a town to preserve maize biodiversity, protect the environment and reduce migration.

Innovation and technology
Features

As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.

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
In the media

Source: The Manila Times (26 May 2020)

Mexican designer Fernando Laposse partnered with CIMMYT and works with a village of Mixtec farmers to transform unused maize husks into furniture.

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.

Innovation and technology
News

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

Innovation and technology
Features

CIMMYT postharvest specialist tests drying and storage technologies to help reduce grain losses.

Food security
Features

In an environment designed for experimental study and regeneration, maize ancestors can thrive.

Health and nutrition
Photos

What do wholegrain foods look like around the world?

Wheat Breeder