International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

  • Director General

    Dr. Martin Kropff

  • Board Chair

    Nicole Birrell

  • Headquarter

    Texcoco - Mexico

  • Website http://www.cimmyt.org/

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.

CIMMYT is the global leader in publicly-funded maize and wheat research and related farming systems. Headquartered near Mexico City, the Center works with its partners throughout the developing world to sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat cropping systems, thus improving global food security and reducing poverty.

For this it applies the best of agronomy practices and breeding, socioeconomics, agricultural extension, and capacity building to create sustainable solutions with lasting impact and a strong focus on climate change, hunger and nutrition, rural community development, and the environment. CIMMYT’s germplasm bank is home to humanity’s largest collection of maize and wheat varieties made freely available to scientists, researchers and farmers around the world.

Feature image: Nepal 2016. Photographer: CIMMYT/P. Lowe

Annual reports

  • Annual Report

    International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) – Annual Report 2016
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Headquarters

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

Media and Communications

Geneviève Renard, Head, Corporate Communications
Email: g.renard@cgiar.org