Innovations

Working with smallholders to understand their needs and build on their knowledge, CIMMYT brings the right seeds and inputs to local markets, raises awareness of more productive cropping practices, and works to bring local mechanization and irrigation services based on conservation agriculture practices. CIMMYT helps scale up farmers’ own innovations, and embraces remote sensing, mobile phones and other information technology. These interventions are gender-inclusive, to ensure equitable impacts for all.

Publications

Researchers use genome-wide association mapping approach to identify new regions with resistance to the disease.

News

Nepali researchers get trained on rapid diagnostics tool and get ready to monitor yellow rust in the 2022/23 wheat season.

News

The new AgriLAC Resiliente Initiative will increase resilience, ecosystem services and the competitiveness of agrifood innovation systems in the region.

News

The AVISA project aims to improve the health and livelihoods of millions by increasing the productivity, profitability, resilience and marketability of nutritious grain, legumes and cereal crops.

News

The new HAFIZ project will increase access to mechanization and promote conservation agriculture practices.

News

Documentary features CIMMYT and Alliance scientists contributing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

News

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

News

CIMMYT is offering a new improved maize hybrid to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.

Press releases

Researchers will source useful gene variations from CGIAR genebanks to develop climate-smart crops.

Explainers

Over millennia, natural selection and humans have systematically adapted the plant species that provide food and other vital products, changing their physical and genetic makeup for enhanced productivity, nutrition and resilience. Plant breeders apply science to continue improving crop varieties, making them more productive and better adapted to climate extremes, insects, drought and diseases.

News

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

Publications

Researchers evaluate the use of genomic selection in wheat breeding against deadly fungal disease.

Features

Increasingly unpredictable weather poses challenges for breeding widely-adapted wheat lines, but stress tolerance breeding is boosting wheat’s hardiness under rising temperatures.

Press releases

Scientists find novel way to combine two species of grass-like plants including banana, rice and wheat, that allows disease resistance and other beneficial characteristics to be added to the plants.