seed bank

In the media

Source: Seed World (1 Oct 2020)

CIMMYT’s seed bank preserves the genetic diversity of maize and wheat so the crops can adapt to a changing production environment.

Nutrition, health and food security
Videos

Half a century earlier, scientists collected and preserved samples of maize landraces in Morelos, Mexico. Now, descendants of those farmers were able to get back their ancestral maize seeds and, with them, a piece of their family history.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: Excelsior (26 Jan 2020)

CIMMYT germplasm bank samples are the basis for development of new maize seeds used in the MasAgro Program.

Nutrition, health and 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.

Nutrition, health and food security
News

Food historian Rachel Laudan, who is currently conducting maize research, visits CIMMYT to interact with maize scientists to better understand maize in Mexico.