CIMMYT’s commitment to excellence and precision is exemplified in the AGG WHEAT marker-selectable trait introgression. The journey from concept to reality—marked by the entry of 97 F5 lines into yield trials—signals a new era in wheat breeding.
Genetic trials in the region will continue throughout 2024 and 2025 to establish a baseline for genetic gains and to enable the assessment of the breeding pipeline’s progress in the coming years.
Success stories witnessed in India, Pakistan, and Nepal underscore the transformative potential of this approach, offering a beacon of hope for agricultural communities in South Asia and beyond.
Building on fifty years of collaboration, a visit by Chinese politicians to CIMMYT in Mexico breeds new opportunities for tackling global agricultural challengesInnovations
Building on fifty years of collaboration, a visit by Chinese politicians to CIMMYT in Mexico breeds new opportunities for tackling global agricultural challenges.
CIMMYT promoted ways to lessen climate shocks, especially for smallholder farmers who inordinately suffer the effects of climate change, including rising temperatures and extended droughts.
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Researchers, including Sieg Snapp from CIMMYT, are pioneering crops that fertilize themselves by harnessing atmospheric nitrogen.
CIMMYT’s systematic and targeted breeding strategy in South Asia helped develop 20 high yielding and heat-stress tolerant maize hybrids. The ongoing efforts strengthens the livelihood of farm families who are highly vulnerable to climate change in the Asian tropics.
CIMMYT leads international collaboration to monitor invasive pests attacking post-harvest crops and the propagation of toxic fungi.
Jill Cairns, José Crossa and Matthew Reynolds named as Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) in Clarivate’s 2023 Analysis.
Afriseed and AID-I are helping smallholder famers in Zambia transition to improved, high-yielding legumes.
Every drop of water matters: Leading global research institutes ally to aid farmers in dry and saline ecosystemsCapacity development
Two world-class research-for-development centers will work to raise food production and livelihoods in croplands where water is the defining constraint.
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CIMMYT’s focus on gene editing, like the DMC1 gene study, is paving the way for wheat varieties that can withstand rising temperatures.
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CIMMYT and WorldVeg strengthen collaboration in the midst of the climate crisis to increase their impactCapacity development
Agreement builds on successful partnership in southern and eastern Africa.
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CIMMYT collaborates with Jared Crain, former director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Applied Wheat Genomics.