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.

In the media

Source: Xinhua News (23 Nov 2022)

Four decades of partnership between China and CIMMYT is supporting global efforts to achieve food security.

Features

Seven founding partners introduced Ag4Peace, a new initiative that aims to build resilient food systems and improve livelihoods and diets in low- and middle-income countries.

News

Experts gathered at the FAO Science and Innovation Forum to drive forward research partnerships to curb crop loss due to pests and diseases through efficient global sharing of data.

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At the International Maize Congress, Bram Govaerts emphasized the importance of collaborative research to work towards healthy diets and sustainable systems.

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

In the media

Source: Mexico Business News (14 Oct 2022)

Bram Govaerts discussing the development of seed systems that work for smallholder farmers.

News

Maize and wheat seeds stored in Svalbard are essential for protecting global biodiversity for future generations.

Features

CIMMYT’s agrifood systems research looks at how to better connect farmers to consumers in a sustainable way, allowing for higher benefits from farming and increased access to nutritious cereal-based food for consumers.

Features

High-yielding purple maize, introduced into Peruvian agriculture by Alicia Medina Hoyos, is attracting global attention.

Press releases

The results of the Plan MaĂ­z initiative were presented and, looking ahead, one of the goals is to ensure that 20% of the maize and wheat from this project is sourced through regenerative agriculture practices by 2025 and 50% by 2030.

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Insights from the CGIAR Plant Health Initiative reached new audiences at the first ever International Plant Health Conference.

In the media

Source: CGTN (4 Oct 2022)

Climate change, particularly rising temperatures, are impacting on wheat yields. CIMMYT is working to develop new varieties with tolerance to the effects of climate change.