Researchers found that prediction performance was highest using a multi-trait model.


Meeting highlights new varieties, production growth and strengthened collaboration through Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat (AGG) project.

In the media

Source: Phys.org (3 Sep 2021)

An international collaboration has discovered a biological nitrification inhibition trait that, when transferred to growing wheat varieties, can reduce the use of fertilizers and boost yields.


Every year, thousands of wheat lines are analyzed in detail in the CIMMYT Wheat Quality laboratory to determine the nutritional, processing and end-use quality of the grain.

Press releases

Scientists used a wild grass trait that inhibits soil microbes from producing environmentally-harmful nitrogen compounds. Widespread use of the new technology could lower global use of fertilizers for wheat crops.

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.

In the media

Source: Mashable (13 Aug 2021)

Matthew Reynolds talked to Mashable about the importance of developing drought-resistant crops through breeding programs to protect future wheat supplies.


Cross-regional collaboration brings wheat blast protection to farmers in Bangladesh and Brazil.


Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning result in a breakthrough for automated detection of wheat rusts.

Wheat Geneticist/Molecular Breeder

CIMMYT’s collaboration with scientists in Kazakhstan finds a new, promising source of genetic resistance to tan spot, a damaging wheat disease.


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

WHEAT supported the release of 63 CGIAR-derived high-yielding and climate-resilient wheat varieties in 2020, boosting farmer resilience and income throughout the wheat-growing world.