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A hot topic in global agriculture research is to exploit use of Crop Wild Relatives to mitigate effects of climate change. What are these and why are they important?

August 25, 2016 By Joel Ranck

A great example of research going on at CIP is an examination of a CWR sweetpotato discovered in the deserts of Ica in southern Peru. “We noticed that, despite the arid environment, this sweetpotato was still green,” says Dorcus Gemenet, geneticist at CIP, who collected the sweetpotato from the field near Ica.

Capturing traditional knowledge a focus of CIP

August 9, 2016 By Amy Rogers Nazarov

Farmers and scientists work side by side in fields and in labs to correlate traditional knowledge and scientific research in order to better understand the interaction between crops and agro-ecologies. In the course of this work, the practices’ roles in shaping farming communities’ social, cultural and economic well-being is better understood.

WiSci Steam Girls Camp visits CIP

August 8, 2016 By CPAD

In coordination with the US State Department CIP hosted over 100 high school age girls and gave them an opportunity to see what agricultural research looks like in the labs and fields of our campus.

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