Dried maize kernels, by CIMMYT @Flickr

Dried maize kernels, by CIMMYT

A mixture of maize seeds seen in close-up.

Germplasm improvement is at the core of CIMMYT’s work. The seed that is delivered to farmers is the end point of this work, and embodies the results of years of research, possessing traits such as high yield, resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, and improved nutritional quality.

Photo credit: Xochiquetzal Fonseca/CIMMYT.

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