Current and former CIMMYT staff discussed the Center's origins and impacts on maize and wheat in keynote addresses.
Visitors were given the chance to learn firsthand about CIMMYT research and projects through demonstration visits to CIMMYT fields and labs.
A video address from M.S. Swaminathan, geneticist and international administrator known as the “Indian Father of Green Revolution,” congratulated CIMMYT on their 50th anniversary and wished the Center continued growth in its scientific and social impact.
CIMMYT 50 Fiesta
The first day of CIMMYT 50 came to a close with a traditional Mexican 'fiesta' to celebrate the Center's 50 years of turning research into impact. The celebration brought together former and current CIMMYT staff, as well as distinguished guests such as ministers of agriculture, donors and representatives of the many organizations that make up CIMMYT’s crucial network of partnerships.