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This is a selection of the latest CIMMYT news stories.

Innovation and technology
Features

CIMMYT’s historic Toluca station will host a new rapid generation advancement and speed breeding facility to accelerate genetic gains in wheat.

Food security
Features

An early indication of parental lines with potential to tolerate or resist Striga, is showing “light at the end of the tunnel” for farmers battling the nutrient-sucking monster.

Innovation and technology
Features

CIMMYT scientist applies genomics in maize breeding to achieve higher genetic gains.

Food security
News

Collaboration, partnership and mutual learning with national partners key focus of new project to accelerate breeding and delivery of improved wheat varieties.

Food security
Videos

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.

Food security
Videos

Entomologist and CIMMYT partner Mike Smith explains the importance of documenting the economic value of crop pest research.

Innovation and technology
Videos

Developing genomic profiles of DNA samples can accelerate the breeding process.

Food security
Videos

Entomologist Punya Nachappa explains wheat curl mites, the impact of climate change and why breeding for host plant resistance is key.