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The new AGG project has a strong focus on more synergistic and supportive partnerships with national programs to help improve the effectiveness of their breeding efforts.

Food security
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CIMMYT’s work may begin with seeds, but our innovations support farmers at all stages of the value chain.

Innovation and technology
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The use of corn husk as veneer has helped a town to preserve maize biodiversity, protect the environment and reduce migration.

Food security
In the media

Source: The Manila Times (26 May 2020)

Mexican designer Fernando Laposse partnered with CIMMYT and works with a village of Mixtec farmers to transform unused maize husks into furniture.

Food security
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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.

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

Food security
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In an environment designed for experimental study and regeneration, maize ancestors can thrive.

Food security
In the media

Source: Maclean's (6 Mar 2020)

Preserving ancient maize landraces in Mexico is key for biodiversity, food security and future sustainability.

Food security
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Half a century earlier, scientists collected and preserved samples of maize landraces in Morelos, Mexico. Now, descendants of those farmers were able to get back their ancestral maize seeds and, with them, a piece of their family history.

Innovation and technology
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Piloting the system in will begin in 2020, with more advanced functions to follow in the next three years.

Food security
In the media

Source: Excelsior (26 Jan 2020)

CIMMYT germplasm bank samples are the basis for development of new maize seeds used in the MasAgro Program.

Innovation and technology
Features

Researchers share their work translating the latest molecular research into breeding solutions for better maize and wheat varieties.

Food security
In the media

Source: Vice (21 Jan 2020)

Seed banks, like the one at CIMMYT’s headquarters in Mexico, are part of planning for the future of food.

Food security
Features

Amos Alakonya talks pests, procedure, and why everyone should be concerned about seed health.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Nexus Media (12 Dec 2019)

The CIMMYT germplasm bank preserves the seeds of maize varieties from all over the world, including landraces very valuable to farmers.