The CIP and HarvestPlus 2016 World Food Prize Laureates participated in a session of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agriculture and Food for Development that brings together UK Parliamentarians concerned with agriculture, nutrition and food security in the developing world.
This Phase Two effort of CIP’s proof of concept experiment to grow potatoes in simulated Martian conditions began on February 14, 2016 when a tuber was planted in a specially constructed CubeSat contained environment built by engineers from University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Lima based upon designs and advice provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Ames Research Center (NASA ARC), California. Preliminary results are positive.
Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. At the International Potato Center (CIP), we honor all our women scientists for their contribution to achievement of CIP’s vision of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. In 2016 CIP had the honor of having two of its women scientists, Drs. Jan Low and Maria Andrade, recognized with the World Food Prize which they shared with two other scientists.
Pest Risk Atlas for Africa freely available online to help national programs supporting smallholder farmers combat the effects associated with climate change on pest management
The International Potato Center (CIP) announces the launch of its free online mobile accessible Pest Risk Atlas for Africa that assesses potential pest risks under current and potential future climate conditions for a number of important pests that effect African agricultural and horticultural crops like potato, sweetpotato, vegetables, and maize.
The Peruvian National Commission Against Biopiracy held its extraordinary session at CIP today
Taking on the challenge of Learning to improve Monitoring & Evaluation beyond standards Dealing with an amazing amount of data on a daily basis is a fundamental task engaging not […]
On November 22 in Equatorial Guinea, CIP Director General Dr. Barbara Wells accepted the Al-Sumait prize for CIP’s work in introducing Al Sumait MASTER LOGO revised copyVitamin A Rich orange flesh sweetpotato to 2.8 million households in Sub-Saharan African.
On November 16 at the Global Landscapes Forum in Morocco, the International Potato Center team led by World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Maria Andrade will present an innovative program to help climate vulnerable countries prepare for inevitable weather shocks due to climate change using resilient nutritious orange-fleshed sweetpotato.
A video on how World Food Prize winning scientists Jan Low, Maria Andrade and Robert Mwanga used orange-fleshed sweetpotato to fight vitamin A deficiency and blindness.