Resilience. Renewal. Transition: CIMMYT Annual Report 2020
This has indeed been a year of resilience, renewal, and transformation. We began 2020 with grim news of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading from country to country, wreaking havoc on national economies, causing countless personal tragedies, and putting additional pressure on the livelihoods of the poor and hungry. The global crisis exposed the enormous vulnerability of our food system. If we have learned anything from the crisis, it is the absolute necessity to deliver science for renewed food systems that deliver affordable, sufficient, and healthy diets produced within planetary boundaries. The dedication and resilience of the CIMMYT community this year allowed us to make important advances toward that vision.