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.
Former director of the Global Wheat Program positioned CIMMYT as the leading international research-for-development and breeding organization for wheat.
CIMMYT researchers and partners are applying genomics, remote sensing and big data analysis to fortify the crop against climate-related stresses.
Assessing the approach’s potential and limitations for strengthening the livelihoods of the rural poor, a new book draws conclusions applicable across the development field.
Could an ancient and — in the Americas — commonplace practice help make maize agri-food systems more nutritious?
CIMMYT, the Government of Mexico and the Nobel Peace Center celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Norman Borlaug’s Nobel Peace Prize.
This year, we published more than 250 stories related to maize and wheat science around the world. Here are some of our favorites.
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A special event will make a global call to action: to develop a transformational response of agriculture for peace.
New research establishes three new definitions for targeting wheat varieties in India and validates effectiveness of testing in Obregon, Mexico.
Global Wheat Program director Hans Braun retires, leaving behind a legacy of strong leadership and wheat for millions.
Monitor, Evaluation and Learning Manager uses technological tools to streamline data gathering and analysis for improved project design.
Two-year study reveals techniques to strengthen Mexican smallholder farmers’ food security.
Source: El Universal (16 Oct 2020)
CIMMYT and Kellogg partnership seeks to increase the productivity of land and efficient use of available natural resources while mitigating the effects of climate change.
CGIAR centers make strong case for Latin America as the best place for investing in solutions to overcome challenges to global agriculture from climate change, pandemics and more.