International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Data Center Description
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
and its research partners provide agricultural solutions to the
problems of poor people in developing countries. Together, we:

-Develop maize and wheat seed that yields well and resists or
tolerates diseases, insects, and other stresses that harm maize
and wheat in developing countries.

-Distribute this seed worldwide.

-Hold maize and wheat genetic resources?seed from all over the
world, including seed of old and rare varieties?in trust for all
people.

-Develop techniques to protect the natural resources (especially
soil and water) used to produce maize and wheat in developing
countries.

-Generate and distribute new knowledge about maize and wheat,
including knowledge about economic and policy factors
influencing maize and wheat production and consumption.

Develop more effective methods for conducting research on maize and wheat.
Offer many kinds of training to researchers from developing countries.

Offer consulting on technical issues, to share knowledge on the latest research
problems and solutions.

Website: http://www.cimmyt.org/

[Summary provided by CIMMYT]