Former director of the Global Wheat Program positioned CIMMYT as the leading international research-for-development and breeding organization for wheat.
Former director general Donald Winkelmann was instrumental in achieving growth and recognition for CIMMYT.
He was instrumental in preparing and distributing nursery results, which are still used by breeders.
Palmer made key contributions in applied science to fight hunger and improve livelihoods in the 20th Century.
The CIMMYT community honors the memory of John A. Mihm, CIMMYT’s maize entomologist during the 1970s-90s,
He was a pillar of the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), with a well-recognized research track record in maize, cassava, and sweet potato.