COVID-19 update

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is responding to the threat of COVID-19 and taking measures to ensure all our staff worldwide stays safe and healthy. We continue to perform field and desk research, to the extent allowed by this new situation, and we continue to share our progress and findings.

At times like this, we step back and focus on our vision: a world with healthier and more prosperous people — free from the threat of global food crises — and with more resilient agri-food systems.

We would not be able to pursue this vision without your support. We look forward to continuing our collaboration.

As specified in the Code of Conduct, CIMMYT prohibits intimidation, harassment or discrimination based on an individual’s characteristics, which includes people affected by COVID-19.

Areas of expertise


Agricultural scientist Madhulika Singh shares her experience as the first woman in STEM in her family and in her society in Bihar, India.


Small local seed businesses are considered key to getting new maize hybrids into farmers’ hands and,  ultimately, to meeting global food security goals. MasAgro, a partnership between CIMMYT and Mexico’s Department of Agriculture, offers key insights into what has worked and some major challenges that remain.

In the media

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Source: Bloomberg (7 Mar 2022)

A new Bloomberg op-ed urges nations to steer more money to organizations like CIMMYT that are advancing crucial research on how to grow more resilient wheat and maize crops in regions that are becoming steadily less arable.


Discover groundbreaking research from CIMMYT and CGIAR to promote gender equality in agriculture and achieve a sustainable future.


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Crisis in Ukraine underscores the need for long-term solutions for global food security.


Ram Kanwar Malik named Honorary Member by the Weed Science Society of America for research on herbicide-resistant weed Phalaris minor affecting wheat crops.


As Director General of the International Potato Center (CIP) and as CGIAR’s Global Director for Genetic Innovation, Wells helped improve the health and livelihoods of millions of people.


On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we spoke to Pragya Timsina about how women’s participation in agriculture is evolving across the Eastern Gangetic Plains and her findings which will be included in a paper coming out later this year: ‘Necessity as a driver of bending agricultural gender norms in South Asia’.

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

New study projects food demand in 2030 and considers the implications for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

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National value chain study presents an overview of the country’s maize, wheat and rice harvesting equipment, from manufacturing and imports to farm-level service provision.

Don’t discount the contribution cereals can make to combatting micronutrient malnutrition, say researchers.

Upcoming Events

  1. Basic Wheat Improvement Course 2022

    January 31 @ 8:00 am - May 27 @ 10:00 am CST
  2. 8th International Cereal Nematodes Symposium (ICNS)

    September 26 - September 29