Researchers study the design, delivery and use of digital decision-support tools for smallholder maize farmers in northern Nigeria.


Publication reviews the history of CGIAR maize research from 1970 to 2020.

In the media

Source: Horti Daily (26 Aug 2021)

At CIMMYT’s experimental station in Toluca, Mexico, scientists use greenhouse technologies to develop improved varieties that boost production, prevent crop disease and improve smallholder farmers’ livelihood.


CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.


Varietal trait prioritization is important for balancing commercial realities and farmers’ diverse interests.


New CIMMYT Brochure highlights value of maize and wheat science to battle rising undernourishment.


Understanding the relationship between climate change and plant health is key to conserving biodiversity and boosting food production today and for future generations.

Annual reports

For nearly a decade, the CGIAR Research Program on Maize has contributed to resilient, equitable and socially inclusive maize agri-food systems. 2020 proved this work to be more necessary than ever.

Press releases

New leadership will continue to build on scientific excellence on maize and wheat research.


CIMMYT and its partners worldwide continue to work on this complex challenge, so millions of smallholder farmers can protect their crops and feed their families.


Working towards resilience, renewal and transition in our agri-food systems.


Fostering private sector engagement to develop and scale locally-produced hybrids seeds in Nepal.

Martin Kropff sits down with scientists involved in maize breeding, wheat quality and crop data to discuss their successes and passion behind the work that they do to help CIMMYT and CGIAR reach the Sustainable Development Goals.


Postgraduate students visit a hybrid maize seed company as part of drive to enhance partnerships between Nepal’s agricultural universities and the seed industry.


Don’t discount the contribution cereals can make to combatting micronutrient malnutrition, say researchers.