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.
This distinction acknowledges work that has had great international impact in the sciences and other fields.
ProMaíz Nativo will promote small-scale landrace maize farmers through certification and fair market access.
Wheat physiologist Carolina Rivera shares what it is like to be a woman in agricultural science working on one of the world’s biggest problems — how to feed a growing planet.
CIMMYT’s five agricultural research stations in Mexico are instrumental for researchers’ work to develop innovative crops and sustainable farming systems worldwide.
Open to young women and men under 35 who are implementing innovations in Latin American maize-based agri-food systems.
Palmer made key contributions in applied science to fight hunger and improve livelihoods in the 20th Century.
Harnessing the power of partnerships and innovation.
Kenya research station offers a unique wheat science platform with global impact.
Multispectral and thermal images taken by cameras on unmanned aerial vehicles are helping researchers to monitor the resistance of maize to tar spot complex and other foliar diseases.
As processed food products gain popularity in Mexico City, researchers are keen to understand variation in access to healthier maize- and wheat-based foods across differences in purchasing power.
A group from Chiapas gets frameworks and tools to make innovations sustainable.
Source: Fast Company (7 Jun 2019)
Designer Fernando Laposse collaborated with CIMMYT to find seeds and resuscitate six species of native Mexican corn.
Transition to sustainable farming using concepts from ancestral food production systems leads to healthier soils and diets in Mexico.
New varieties deliver essential micronutrients to those who lack diverse diets.
CIMMYT’s mechanization team is in a quest to build the perfect machine for each farmer.