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International Maize Improvement Consortium for Latin America (IMIC-LatAm)

The International Maize Improvement Consortium for Latin America (IMIC-LatAm), a component of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture project, promotes the sustainable development of both maize grain and seed producers by breeding maize hybrids with conventional technologies and improving native maize seed in collaborative breeding projects with participant farmers.

IMIC-LATAM’s improved maize seeds are tested in collaboration with the local seed sector which, in turn, commercializes the best adapted materials in Mexico’s growing regions.

Funding Institutions: Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food

Partners: Seed companies, national programs and foundations across Mexico

Principal Coordinator: Felix Manuel San Vicente Garcia