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.
Stakeholders take stock of ongoing work to bring farmers superior hybrids using two novel technologies.
The manager of one of CIMMYT’s innovation nodes in Mexico works on the implementation of sustainable actions and strategies that integrate science to generate impact.
CIMMYT’s historic Toluca station will host a new rapid generation advancement and speed breeding facility to accelerate genetic gains in wheat.
Trial results highlight the long-term benefits of conservation agriculture-based weed management.
Source: Forbes México (25 Jul 2020)
Agriculture in Mexico has not stopped during the COVID-19 pandemic, but has had to reinvent itself.
Source: Des Moines Register (17 Jul 2020)
Self-Help International is fighting malnutrition with biofortified crops in Nicaragua.
Source: World Grain (15 Jul 2020)
CIMMYT scientists perform large genome-wide association study in India, Kenya and Mexico to understand yellow rust resistance in wheat.
Source: Phys.org (16 Jun 2020)
CIMMYT and University of Cordoba studied 54 kinds of wheat to analyze response to high temperatures.
Source: Reforma (16 Jun 2020)
CIMMYT calls on companies and government to support sustainable and resilient food systems to prevent the COVID-19 health crisis from becoming a food crisis in Mexico.
Source: La Journada (5 Jun 2020)
On World Environment and amidst a global pandemic, the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development highlights example of CIMMYT’s MasAgro project.
The use of corn husk as veneer has helped a town to preserve maize biodiversity, protect the environment and reduce migration.
As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.
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.