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.

Food security
Videos

BBC radio show Witness History focuses on the life and work of Norman Borlaug.

Food security
News

The work of laureate Simon N. Groot has helped smallholder farmers to enhance vegetable production and has improved the diets of millions.

Innovation and technology
News

New study provides an extensive field-test validation of existing genetic markers for thousand grain weight; finds both surprises and promising results.

Capacity development
Features

Seven young farmers, researchers and activists are advancing change, innovation and research in their communities.

Food security
Features

CIMMYT scientists engage to preserve the Jala maize landrace, famous for producing the longest maize ears in the world.

Senior Communications Specialist for Latin America
Innovation and technology
News

CIMMYT’s work featured on the Counting on the World to Act report, produced by SDSN and TReNDS.

Food security
Features

Visiting scientist Roi Ben-David discusses Israel’s exotic germplasm gap and ongoing efforts to restore the country’s lost wheat landrace collections.

Food security
News

He was instrumental in preparing and distributing nursery results, which are still used by breeders.

Capacity development
Features

WHEAT media sponsorship connects scientists and reporters at International Wheat Congress.

Climate change
Features

International gathering highlights cutting edge efforts to improve yields, nutrition, and climate change resilience of a globally vital staple food.

In the media

Source: FoodNavigator-LATAM (5 Aug 2019)

CIMMYT played a key role in facilitating the formation of this association promoting maize biodiversity.

Climate change
News

In an interview for BBC Newsday, CIMMYT senior scientist Velu Govindan spoke of today’s challenges for wheat breeders.

Innovation and technology
Press releases

More than 800 global experts will gather in Saskatoon to strategize on ways to meet projected nutritional needs of 60% more people by 2050.

Capacity development
News

This distinction acknowledges work that has had great international impact in the sciences and other fields.