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.

Capacity development
News

More than 20 participants attended the genetic resources and seed production courses delivered by CIMMYT scientists in Antigua, Guatemala.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: South China Morning Post (18 Dec 2022)

CGIAR scientists share the importance of testing new research models for integrated aquatic and terrestrial production systems.

Environmental health and biodiversity
Publications

A study on the physical disturbance of soil shows that it drives changes in soil properties and affects soil microbial activity.

Environmental health and biodiversity
News

Colleagues from across Latin America and the Caribbean gather to determine the best ways to preserve germplasm and make use of genetic resources.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

Climate-resilient soil fertility management by smallholders in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Nutrition, health and food security
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.

Nutrition, health and 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.

Environmental health and biodiversity
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.

Environmental health and biodiversity
News

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

Innovations
News

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

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: Mexico Business News (14 Oct 2022)

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

Environmental health and biodiversity
News

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

Nutrition, health and food security
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.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
Features

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

Nutrition, health and food security