breeding

Press releases

New report quantifies the impact of 20 years of CGIAR-led maize improvement for Africa.

News

Genomic selection breeding approach paves the way to better maize and wheat in farmers’ fields faster.

News

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

News

National breeding programs prepped to measure – and boost – genetic gains.

News

AGG partners meet to launch regional networks for eastern and southern Africa and assess capacity development needs.

Innovation and technology
Blogs

The status quo anchors our minds to the past. Good change management can shake this up. Here are four ways plant breeding programs can ready themselves for the big changes we need to make.

Food security
Features

Experts from Ethiopia and Kenya join CIMMYT and other partners to renew a long-standing collaboration under the auspices of the new AGG project.

Food security
Press releases

A team of scientists has completed one of the largest genetic analyses ever done of any agricultural crop to find desirable traits in wheat’s extensive and unexplored diversity.

Health and nutrition
Features

Researchers in Kenya and Uganda are incorporating sensory preferences like taste, smell or texture into maize breeding.

Food security
Features

Technical coordination between research and development partners is key to breed maize varieties that respond to the diverse needs of small farmers.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Researchers discuss how phenotyping can assist breeding and make the case for investing in new methodologies.

Climate change
Videos

Breeders are developing wheat varieties that have stable grain yield under low-water and high-temperature conditions.

Innovation and technology
Infographics

Modern phenotyping tools are crucial for crop improvement and breeders can profit much more from them.

Innovation and technology
News

Piloting the system in will begin in 2020, with more advanced functions to follow in the next three years.