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New CIMMYT pre-commercial hybrids available from CIMMYT Asia Maize breeding programs

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners in South and South East Asia and similar agro-ecological zones, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.

National agricultural research systems and seed companies are invited to apply for the allocation of these pre-commercial hybrids, after which they will be able to register, produce and offer the improved seed to farming communities.

The deadline to submit applications to be considered during the next round of allocations is Aug 15th, 2019. Applications received after that deadline will be considered during the following round of product allocations.

Information about the newly available hybrids, application instructions and other relevant material is available below.

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Or download individual files below:

Announcement of the Results of the Maize Regional Trials Conducted by CIMMYT-Asia 2017 and 2018 Seasons (including Appendix 1)

Appendix 2: Available Hybrids (CAT-3 to 8) (Product profile 1) and Appendix 3: Available Hybrids (CAT1 &CAT-2) (Product profile 2)

Appendix 4: Trial Summary information 2017-18 in South Asia

To apply, please fill out the CIMMYT Improved Maize Product Allocation Application Forms, available for download at the links below. Each applicant will need to complete one copy of Form A for their organization, then for each hybrid being requested a separate copy of Form B. Please be sure to use these current versions of the application forms.

FORM A – Application for CIMMYT Improved Maize Product Allocation

FORM B – Application for CIMMYT Improved Maize Product Allocation

Please send completed forms via email to with copy to

CIMMYT, Maize, South Asia, South East Asia