Maize & Wheat Genebanks

Food security

Head of CIMMYT Wheat Germplasm Bank receives Frank N. Meyer Medal for contributions to germplasm collection, conservation and use.

Food security

Can you imagine a world without maize and wheat? We can’t!

Food security

CIMMYT scientists engage to preserve the Jala maize landrace, famous for producing the longest maize ears in the world.

Innovation and technology

CIMMYT’s five agricultural research stations in Mexico are instrumental for researchers’ work to develop innovative crops and sustainable farming systems worldwide.

Food security
In the media

Source: Fast Company (7 Jun 2019)

Designer Fernando Laposse collaborated with CIMMYT to find seeds and resuscitate six species of native Mexican corn.

Health and nutrition

Find out how CIMMYT researchers are helping Mexican farmers tap into emerging markets for blue maize.