genetic diversity

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.

Food security
Features

In an environment designed for experimental study and regeneration, maize ancestors can thrive.

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.

Scientist, Quantitative Geneticist
Health and nutrition
Features

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

Food security
Features

Visiting scientist Roi Ben-David discusses Israel’s exotic germplasm gap and ongoing efforts to restore the country’s lost wheat landrace collections.

Data Management Coordinator

Visiting Scientist

Maize Germplasm Bank Head

High-throughput genotyping and sequencing specialist

Principal Scientist

Maize Breeder

Head, Wheat Germplasm Collections & International Wheat Improvement Network

Genetic Resources Program Director