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.

Press releases

Regional CGIAR Initiative will improve the livelihoods of farmers, and the resilience and competitiveness of agrifood systems, in Latin America and the Caribbean.

News

CIMMYT is offering a new improved maize hybrid to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.

In the media

Source: The Guardian (12 Jun 2022)

CIMMYT scientists are using the biodiversity of forgotten wheat varieties from across the world to find those with heat- and drought-tolerant traits.

News

Crop science and farming research attracts interest of National Association of State Departments of Agriculture of the United States.

Publications

Genomic selection is a promising tool to select for spot blotch resistance and index-based selection to select for spot blotch resistance, heading and plant height.

Publications

Researchers use genome-wide association mapping approach to identify new regions with resistance to the disease.

Blogs

Global networks present unified and transdisciplinary strategy to protect key crops from devastating pests and diseases.

News

The new AgriLAC Resiliente Initiative will increase resilience, ecosystem services and the competitiveness of agrifood innovation systems in the region.

Press releases

Mexican authorities and international researchers pay tribute to World Food Prize Laureate and former wheat scientist Sanjaya Rajaram at the CIMMYT experimental station in Toluca named after him.

News

An outstanding wheat cytogeneticist and professor, she peacefully passed away a few weeks shy of her 102nd birthday.

News

Local authorities praised Head of Global Wheat Improvement Ravi Singh for his contribution to the state’s agricultural development.

News

Documentary features CIMMYT and Alliance scientists contributing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

News

At lectures at Cornell University, CIMMYT director general calls for quick united action to avert the unfolding food security crisis.