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.

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Water, heat and lime transform grain in a traditional Central American maize processing method.

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Agricultural experimental station in Toluca will be renamed to honor distinguished scientist.

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CIMMYT researchers present new knowledge management framework for agri-food innovation systems.

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One of CIMMYT and CGIAR’s biggest supporters, he sets out on a virtual book tour to spark collaborative action toward avoiding a climate disaster and calls for innovations in almost everything that we do.

CIMMYT’s tried and tested approaches in varietal turnover and decades of experience in strengthening maize and wheat seed systems have a lot to contribute to CGIAR’s plan of building robust food systems by 2030.

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Former CIMMYT Wheat Program director and distinguished scientist made remarkable contributions to wheat improvement worldwide.

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New study in the Western Highlands of Guatemala confirms relation between milpa intercropping diversity and nutritional capacity.

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On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CGIAR and CIMMYT scientists share their career journeys.

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Former director of the Global Wheat Program positioned CIMMYT as the leading international research-for-development and breeding organization for wheat.

Press releases

CIMMYT researchers and partners are applying genomics, remote sensing and big data analysis to fortify the crop against climate-related stresses.

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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.

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Could an ancient and — in the Americas — commonplace practice help make maize agri-food systems more nutritious?

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CIMMYT, the Government of Mexico and the Nobel Peace Center celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Norman Borlaug’s Nobel Peace Prize.

Features

This year, we published more than 250 stories related to maize and wheat science around the world. Here are some of our favorites.

Videos

Kick back, press play and enjoy some of our favorite videos of the year.