The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an international organization
focused on non-profit agricultural research and training that empowers farmers through science and innovation to nourish the world in the midst of a climate crisis. Applying high-quality science while building strong partnerships, CIMMYT works to achieve a world with healthier, more prosperous people, free from hunger, and with more resilient agrifood systems. CIMMYT’s research brings greater productivity and higher profits to farmers, while mitigating climate change and reducing the environmental impact of agriculture. Besides maize and wheat, CIMMYT now also works with dryland crops like sorghum, millets, and legumes, to modernize seed production in Africa, while engaging with farmers and breeders. CIMMYT is a member of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.