CIMMYT explains how the world can protect agrifood systems from market shocks, such as the conflict in Ukraine, to prevent food insecurity.


Incorrect identification of crop varieties is widespread among farmers, according to a new CIMMYT study.

In the media

Source: MarketWatch (23 Sep 2022)

Models of funding for agricultural research and development (R&D) need to adapt in order for the world to meet current challenges to agrifood systems.

In the media

Source: Des Moines Register (25 Sep 2022)

Cary Fowler, US Special Envoy for Global Food Security, mentions CIMMYT as one example of institutions “contributing significantly to global food security.”


CIMMYT’s Women in Crop Science team win the Inclusive Team Award at CGIAR’s inaugural Inclusive Workplace Awards for creating an inclusive and respectful team culture.


Exacerbated by the pandemic, women are still facing inequality across all areas, including health and livelihoods. CIMMYT is working to make parity a reality.


CIMMYT’s experimental station in Obregón is a mecca for wheat research and breeding, where scientists have access to state-of-the-art field facilities and an ideal location.


Climate-food systems research at CIMMYT is informing the decisions of key actors from the scientific, development, and public policy communities.


Discover how CIMMYT scientists support getting new improved seeds to farmers fields, faster.


CIMMYT scientists seek alternatives to synthetic nitrogen using biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) in order to reduce a significant driver of climate change.

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In the media

Source: Wilson Center (29 Jul 2022)

On the episode, ECSP Director Lauren Risi and ECSP Advisor Sharon Burke speak with Bram Govaerts, Director General of CIMMYT and his colleague Kai Sonder, head of CIMMYT’s Geographic Information System Unit, about how to address the unfolding food crisis as we simultaneously build food system resilience in the medium and long term.

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