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.
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?
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.
CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research for development partnership, this week announced the appointment of Elwyn Grainger-Jones as Executive Director of the CGIAR System Organization.