CIMMYT’s five agricultural research stations in Mexico are instrumental for researchers’ work to develop innovative crops and sustainable farming systems worldwide.
Harnessing the power of partnerships and innovation.
Source: Fast Company (7 Jun 2019)
Designer Fernando Laposse collaborated with CIMMYT to find seeds and resuscitate six species of native Mexican corn.
Crop scientists refute the flawed findings of a study questioning climate resilience in modern wheat breeding.
Scientists track down the families in Morelos, Mexico, who donated maize landraces to CIMMYT in 1966-67. Would they still be cultivating them?
Source: Phys.org (17 May 2019)
CIMMYT developed wheat lines to defend against pests by breeding durum wheat and Aegilops tauschii, a progenitor species of wheat.
Source: La Repubblica (2 May 2019)
Researchers from CIMMYT, the University of Wageningen and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna published a tracing study on abandonment of maize landraces over the last 50 years in Morelos.
Source: Chicago Tribune (22 Apr 2019)
Three million subsistence farmers producing heirloom corn in Mexico are protecting biodiversity.
Candidate for FAO leadership Qu Dongyu visits CIMMYT’s headquarters to sign MoU and strengthen collaboration
China’s vice minister of agriculture and rural affairs, Qu Dongyu, visited the global headquarters of CIMMYT.
Source: BBC News (1 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT’s head of wheat research Ravi Singh commented on the publication of the wheat gene map.
Minister Müller explored the campus and heard about CIMMYT’s latest innovations in maize and wheat research.
With so much germplasm to categorize, what’s the best way to label them? Seeds of Discovery is working on the answer.
CIMMYT recognizes the work and leadership of Monica Mezzalama.
Toledo’s research is multidisciplinary — it involves genetics and breeding knowledge, as well as statistics and computer science.
Traits sought include better resilience under high temperatures, drought conditions or the attacks of rapidly-evolving crop diseases.