The CIP-Quito Office is a member of CIP and was officially established on November 21, 1989, and registered with the Government of Ecuador on 12 December 1989. The CIP-Quito office, is located in Quito, the capital city of the Ecuador, at an altitude of 3058 meters above the sea level, which provides a unique opportunity to study various potato varieties of Andes, potatoes and other roots and tubers in the area
CIP headquarters are in Lima, Peru and its regional headquarters in SSA are in Nairobi, Kenya. CIP scientists are also based in Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, and Benin. Our efforts in the region are focused on research for development to combat vitamin A deficiency through the effective deployment of pro-vitamin A rich, orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes and to combat poverty and food insecurity utilizing late-blight resistant potato varieties.
CIP’s Asia presence was opened in India in 1975 after forming a partnership with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research for scientific and technical co-operation in research on potato improvement. Geographically, the program is focused on the Indo-Gangetic plains that cover an extensive area, from Pakistan to Bangladesh, the highlands of South Asia with Nepal, Bhutan, Central Asia, and the Southeast Asia countries of Indonesia, The Philippines and Vietnam.