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CIMMYT marks 50 years of innovation in agricultural science for development

January 1, 2016

logo50Mark your calendars! CIMMYT will celebrate its 50th anniversary during a three-day event from September 27 to 29, 2016.

We will be celebrating throughout the year, with the capstone event to be held in Mexico in September 2016.

We will showcase CIMMYT’s successes, impacts, and partnerships, and we will look toward the future: What will CIMMYT need to become in the next 50 years?

What do the complex challenges of the future mean for agricultural research-for-development at large?

The following themes will be in focus:

  • Maize and wheat science is fundamental for food security and sustainable development.
  • CIMMYT has made impacts well beyond the size of our institution, and is a key player in addressing research-for-development challenges of the future.
  • Our partnerships enable us to make impacts with our research, and we want to highlight and strengthen those partnerships.

We look forward to exploring these topics with CIMMYT50 participants, and to planning for a future with continued impact.

Information about the program and logistics will be available soon.

For any questions about the event, please contact the CIMMYT50 executive committee at cimmyt50@cgiar.org.

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