Maize & Wheat Genebanks

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.

News

The second installment in the CGIAR International Year of Plant Health Webinar Series tackles the often-overlooked issue of germplasm health.

Features

The head of the Maize Germplasm Bank, who retired in September, modernized the bank’s data curation and promoted outreach to maize landrace farming communities in the Americas.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Innovations
Features

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

Nutrition, health and food security
Videos

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.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

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

Nutrition, health and food security
Videos

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.

Innovations
Features

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

Climate adaptation and mitigation
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.

Nutrition, health and food security
News

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

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

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

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

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