climate change


Reducing the gender gap in Ethiopian farming households can enhance climate change adaptation by female-headed households by almost 19%.

In the media

Source: Des Moines Register (25 Sep 2022)

Cary Fowler, US Special Envoy for Global Food Security, mentions CIMMYT as one example of institutions “contributing significantly to global food security.”


Soil health and water infrastructure measures needed to restore wheat production in Pakistan, in rural communities devastated by major flooding.

In the media

Source: The Tribune India (2 Sep 2022)

Bram Govaerts, CIMMYT Director General, calls for greater collaboration to address global food security challenges.

Press releases

Dr Alison Bentley leads the Global Wheat Program at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and will be addressing the Crawford Fund’s international conference Celebrating Agriculture for Development – Outcomes, Impacts and the Way Ahead this week in Parliament House, Canberra.

In the media

Source: Wilson Center (29 Jul 2022)

On the episode, ECSP Director Lauren Risi and ECSP Advisor Sharon Burke speak with Bram Govaerts, Director General of CIMMYT and his colleague Kai Sonder, head of CIMMYT’s Geographic Information System Unit, about how to address the unfolding food crisis as we simultaneously build food system resilience in the medium and long term.

In the media

Source: The Guardian (14 Apr 2022)

“We’ll never get back all the diversity we had before, but the diversity we need is out there,” says Matthew Reynolds, head of wheat physiology at CIMMYT.


Study describing development of wheat with biological nitrogen inhibition ability from wild relative receives award for outstanding papers published in PNAS.


At global climate summit, CIMMYT scientists share adaptation and mitigation solutions for farmers, and call for increased funding for agricultural research.

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.


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