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The main purpose of CIMMYT’s germplasm development work is to provide improved, adapted and stress-tolerant varieties with particular benefit to resource-poor farmers.

Institutions (both public and private) may apply for permission to register and subsequently commercialize CIMMYT maize varieties in specific countries within the framework of the applicable laws, rules and regulations of those countries, harmonized regional seed laws, the Multilateral System of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the Standard Material Transfer Agreement (SMTA), CIMMYT and CGIAR guidelines and policies, and their CIMMYT maize licensing agreement.

Partners are encouraged to apply for licenses to commercialize CIMMYT maize hybrids following the procedures described in this document:
Acquisition and use of CIMMYT maize hybrids and OPVs for commercialization (PDF, English)
Adquisición y uso de híbridos y VPL de máiz del CIMMYT para comercialización (PDF, Spanish).

Applications to receive commercial licenses may be submitted via the CIMMYT Maize Licensing Portal.

The products featured in the product announcements linked below can also be found listed in CIMMYT’s Maize Product Catalog.

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

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

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

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Breakthrough comes after three years of intensive research and trials conducted in Kenya — and during the United Nations International Year of Plant Health — and represents a significant advance in the global fight against fall armyworm.

Nutrition, health and food security
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CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners in South and South East Asia and similar agro-ecological zones, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.

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

Nutrition, health and food security
Innovations
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National agricultural research systems and seed companies are invited to apply for the allocation of pre-commercial hybrids, after which they will be able to register, produce and offer the improved seed to farming communities.

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CIMMYT offers a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners in southern Africa and similar regions, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.