Maize & Wheat Genebanks

News

At COP15, CIMMYT scientists highlighted the significance of DSI in conserving, exploring, and utilizing biodiversity as part of efforts to sustainably nourish the global population in a nature positive manner.

Features

Catch up on presentations from CIMMYT scientists and researchers at COP27, held between November 6-18.

Press releases

Register for an online webinar as part of COP27 to learn about the role of genebanks in building climate-resilient supply chains.

News

Maize and wheat seeds stored in Svalbard are essential for protecting global biodiversity for future generations.

In the media

Source: The Guardian (12 Jun 2022)

CIMMYT scientists are using the biodiversity of forgotten wheat varieties from across the world to find those with heat- and drought-tolerant traits.

News

An outstanding wheat cytogeneticist and professor, she peacefully passed away a few weeks shy of her 102nd birthday.

In the media

Source: The Guardian (14 Apr 2022)

“We’ll never get back all the diversity we had before, but the diversity we need is out there,” says Matthew Reynolds, head of wheat physiology at CIMMYT.

In the media

Source: The Guardian (15 Apr 2022)

As climate breakdown and worldwide conflict continue to place the food system at risk, seed banks from the Arctic to Lebanon try to safeguard biodiversity.

Press releases

Researchers will source useful gene variations from CGIAR genebanks to develop climate-smart crops.

Features

Researchers hypothesized that many wild wheat accessions in genebanks feature useful traits that can help diversify breeding programs.

Videos

How to preserve and share the genetic biodiversity of maize.

Features

In a Q&A, Thomas Payne reflects on how CIMMYT’s wheat genebank can be a model for maintaining biodiversity in agricultural systems.

News

CIMMYT maize lines CML604A to CML615A are adapted to tropical maize production environments.