Maize & Wheat Genebanks
CIMMYT maize lines CML616A to CML647A have diverse trait combinations and are suitable for tropical/subtropical maize production environments.
At the recent G20 MACS, CIMMYT endorsed joint agricultural research and innovative partnerships to address global challenges facing agrifood systems through a multi-crop and multi-disciplinary approach.
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.
Catch up on presentations from CIMMYT scientists and researchers at COP27, held between November 6-18.
Register for an online webinar as part of COP27 to learn about the role of genebanks in building climate-resilient supply chains.
Maize and wheat seeds stored in Svalbard are essential for protecting global biodiversity for future generations.
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.
An outstanding wheat cytogeneticist and professor, she peacefully passed away a few weeks shy of her 102nd birthday.
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.
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.
Researchers will source useful gene variations from CGIAR genebanks to develop climate-smart crops.
Researchers hypothesized that many wild wheat accessions in genebanks feature useful traits that can help diversify breeding programs.
How to preserve and share the genetic biodiversity of maize.