The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known as CIMMYT, is an international non-profit research and training center.

CIMMYT leads the world in applied research in maize, wheat, and associated cropping systems, and heads a network of partnerships to serve the poor in developing countries. The Center applies science and partnerships to create, share, and use knowledge and technologies that increase food security, improve the productivity and profitability of maize- and wheat-based farming systems, and sustain natural resources.

CIMMYT is based in Mexico, with offices and partners throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. For more about CIMMYT‘s work, please visit

CIMMYT is a member of the CGIAR System Organization.

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  • Suketoshi Taba explains the physiology of a Teosinte plant by CIMMYT
  • Suketoshi Taba in the genebank by CIMMYT
  • Dr. Taba´s meeting room opening by CIMMYT
  • Wilkes shows to Espinosa the photographic archive of the Genebank by CIMMYT
  • International Maize Genetic Resources Advisory Committee (IMGRAC) meeting by CIMMYT
  • Scientist and maize landraces by CIMMYT
  • Genebank landraces presentation by Wilkes by CIMMYT
  • Blue maize from Chihuahua mountains by CIMMYT
  • NSL Group Of Companies by nuziveeduseedslimited
  • Bicycle diaries! by alfonsettt
  • Multiovary wheat. by swift coal
  • Multiovary wheat by swift coal

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International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
November 2009
Research & Training Center