CIMMYT AT A GLANCE
CIMMYT works to improve livelihoods and foster more productive sustainable maize and wheat farming in low- and middle-income countries. The center’s research portfolio squarely targets critical challenges, including food insecurity and malnutrition, climate change and environmental degradation. By working as multidisciplinary teams in large-scale projects and together with partner organizations, CIMMYT comprehends challenges better and is able to develop more effective solutions.
CIMMYT contributes to the development of a world within healthier and more prosperous people - free from the threat of global food crises - and with more resilient agri-food systems.
Currently CIMMYT is working to:
Through collaborative research, partnerships, and training, CIMMYT helps to build and strengthen a new generation of national agricultural research and extension services in maize- and wheat-growing nations.
CIMMYT is a member of CGIAR, composed of 15 agricultural research centers working together to sustainably intensify global agriculture. CIMMYT leads the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, and the Excellence in Breeding Platform, which align and add value to the efforts of more than 500 partners.