A recent gender analysis of Papa Andina – a CIP initiative that facilitated a process through which smallholders in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru gained access to new markets for native potato varieties – found that it had transformational impacts on the lives of disadvantaged indigenous women and men in remote highland communities.
Pests and diseases already pose major threats to the food security and livelihoods of smallholders in developing countries, yet there is a shortage of information about how much and where climate change will transform those threats. To help fill that knowledge gap, CIP is leading a multi-crop collaboration with several other international research centers and national programs to predict how global warming will affect some of the most destructive crop pests and diseases in East Africa.
Creation of Asiablight the Latest Effort to Improve International Cooperation on Controlling Potato Late Blight Disease
“Late blight is a huge problem globally. It is managed with fungicides, but it’s still a big issue,” said Greg Forbes.
During a celebration of Agricultural Research Day on July 15, Alberto Maurer, the Head of Peru’s National Institute for Agricultural Innovation (INIA), accompanied by CIP Director General Barbara Wells and representatives of various other national and international institutions, announced that Peru will host the 10th World Potato Congress in 2018.
Kisava was referring to the seed potato of an improved variety that he obtained at the end of 2014 thanks to a CIP initiative to expand farmer access to quality […]
CIP researchers often record or rely on traditional knowledge. CIP scientists and administrators have embarked on a cohesive approach to handling traditional knowledge consistently and respectfully throughout the institution.
As part of the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) project, CIP is strengthening the sweetpotato breeding capacity of national agricultural research systems (NARS) across the continent, in close coordination with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
Tens of thousands of smallholders in villages in southern Bangladesh have improved their farming methods, their families’ diets and their incomes thanks to a horticulture project led by CIP and The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC).
Indigenous smallholders in the Andean portion of Nariño department, in southwest Colombia, are growing and consuming nutritious native potato varieties from the breeding program at Colombia’s National University (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) thanks to an innovative, gender-responsive project that CIP played an important role in.