CIMMYT, the Government of Mexico and the Nobel Peace Center celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Norman Borlaug’s Nobel Peace Prize.
A special event will make a global call to action: to develop a transformational response of agriculture for peace.
The Nobel Peace Center, Mexico’s government and CIMMYT celebrate the International Day of Peace and honor the legacy of Norman Borlaug, who saved one billion lives because “You can’t build peace on empty stomachs.”
Maize and wheat seeds from all over the world are preserved at the CIMMYT genebank, used to bring new varieties to farmers, and backed up at the Global Seed Vault.
More than two-thirds of CIMMYT seed collections are now backed-up in the vault on an island in the icy Barents Sea, north of mainland Norway.