biodiversity

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.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Fortune (18 Apr 2020)

Biodiversity loss poses dangers for the robustness of the environment, the safety of our food supply chain and potential exposure to pandemics.

Food security
In the media

Source: The Wire (14 Apr 2020)

Biodiversity loss creates new opportunities for pathogens to move from one species to another.

Food security
Features

Experts share their insights on the link between biodiversity loss and emerging infectious diseases.

Food security
In the media

Source: Maclean's (6 Mar 2020)

Preserving ancient maize landraces in Mexico is key for biodiversity, food security and future sustainability.

Health and nutrition
Videos

Consumers near Mexico City perceived blue maize tortillas to taste better. They were willing to pay up to a third more to buy them for special family events or to consume them in restaurants.

Food security
In the media

Source: Culinary Backstreets (2 Dec 2019)

Food entrepreneur worked with CIMMYT researcher to create a fair market for farmers with surplus heirloom maize in Mexico.

Health and nutrition
Features

Study gives insight into Mexican consumers’ preferences and demand for blue maize tortillas.

Gender and social inclusion
Videos

How CIMMYT fosters diversity in the workplace.

Food security
Features

Scientists track down the families in Morelos, Mexico, who donated maize landraces to CIMMYT in 1966-67. Would they still be cultivating them?

Food security
Features

With so much germplasm to categorize, what’s the best way to label them? Seeds of Discovery is working on the answer.

Food security
News

A recent study in Ethiopia has concluded that encouraging biodiversity on and around agricultural land likely increases its productivity.

Food security
Features

A new study explores how conservation agriculture in southern Africa supports spider populations and diversity, which could help mitigate pest damage.

Food security
Features

Indigenous farmers in Oaxaca are custodians of maize biodiversity, growing seeds passed down over generations.