CIMMYT scientists develop improved maize and wheat lines and varieties, with resistance to globally important biotic and abiotic stresses, and with improved nutritional and processing quality. Our germplasm banks contain the largest and most diverse collections of maize and wheat in the world.
Improved and conserved seed is available to any research institution worldwide, and is distributed with compliance of the SMTA terms and conditions (FAQ). We collect data about the performance of our distributed lines for further improvement, and share conclusions with the international breeding and research community when available.
Maize seed request
Maize product licensing
CIMMYT’s maize breeding focuses on developing elite maize hybrids suited to various agro-ecological zones across Africa, Asia and Latin America, which are periodically announced on the CIMMYT website.
Public and private institutions may apply for permission to register and subsequently commercialize CIMMYT maize varieties in specific countries within the framework of the applicable laws, rules and regulations, and policies and procedures as described here: Acquisition and use of CIMMYT maize hybrids and OPVs for commercialization.
Seed from the germplasm bank, which contains the world’s largest collections of maize genetic diversity.
Data, inquiries, suggestions or help about maize seed.
Wheat seed request
Improved wheat germplasm to evaluate in your country for yield and resistance to specific stresses.
Order wheat trials
Seed from the germplasm bank, which contains the world’s largest collections of wheat genetic diversity.
Germplasm developed by CIMMYT’s Wheat Breeding Program.
Request wheat seed
Data, inquiries, suggestions or help about wheat seed.