A Global Agricultural Research Partnership

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT, is a non-profit research and training organization with more than 400 partners in over 100 countries.

The Center works to sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat systems and thus ensure global food security and reduce poverty. For this it applies the best of biotechnology, traditional agronomy and breeding, socioeconomics, agricultural extension, and capacity building to create sustainable solutions with lasting impact and a strong focus on climate change, hunger, rural community development, and the environment.


CIMMYT headquarters:
Apdo. Postal 6-641, 06600 Mexico, D.F., Mexico
Tel: +52(55) 5804-2004
Fax: +52(55) 5804-7558

Dr. Thomas Lumpkin
Director General

For media enquiries

Scott Mall
Director, International Communications & Development


International Breeding for Success in Asia

For Walter Trevisan, Germplasm Enhancement of Maize (GEM) Steering Committee Chair, the transnational history of maize breeding offers several important lessons for maize breeders today.

Gender Matters in Farm Power

The goals of the Farm Power and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification (FACASI) project are to address the issue of declining farm power in eastern and southern Africa, and reduce…

Press Releases


Machinery Book Published in Bangladesh

A new, open-source book on agricultural machinery in Bangladesh is now available online. Made in Bangladesh: Scale-appropriate machinery for agricultural resource conservation was written by authors from CIMMYT and the…

Project News


Press Clippings


Interview with Dr. Hans Braun

Interview with Dr. Hans Braun Dr. Hans Braun, Director of the CIMMYT Global Wheat Program, speaks of his work and friendship with Sanjaya Rajaram, recipient of the 2014 World Food…