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.
As an agriculture research for development organization, CIP’s work is consistent with 11 of the 17 SDGs and of those 11, our work is perfectly aligned with the SDGs of Ending Poverty, Eliminating Hunger, Gender Equality, Climate Action, and Life on Land. This 2015 Annual Report tells the story of CIP’s alignment with the SDGs and the impact that we have had already in doing so.
More than 50 public and private sector plant scientists convened on the campus of the International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru to learn about Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) and […]
Protecting the environment comes naturally to farmers because they understand what it takes to live up to their neighbors’ expectations and earn community trust. Meeting growing demand for food with limited impact on the environment requires that we produce more food using less water and other natural resources.
CIP signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Georgia promising a more food secure future for the potato consuming country
In partnership with the Government of Georgia and its Ministry of Agriculture, the International Potato Center (CIP) has embarked upon an ambitious project to support expansion and diversification of the country’s potato crop, as well as that of the Central Asia and Caucuses region.
A team of world-class scientists will grow potatoes under Martian conditions in a bid to save millions of lives. The experiment, led by the International Potato Center (CIP) and NASA, is a major step towards building a controlled dome on Mars capable of farming the invaluable crop in order to demonstrate that potatoes can be grown in the most inhospitable environments. The goal is to raise awareness of the incredible resilience of potatoes, and fund further research and farming in devastated areas across the globe where malnutrition and poverty are rife and climbing.
European Union Supports Effort to Reduce Child Malnutrition in South America’s Andes Region Using Native Potato Varieties
A group of European Union officials led by the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation & Development, Neven Mimica, visited the headquarters of the International Potato Center (CIP), in Lima, Peru, today to learn about EU-funded efforts to reduce child malnutrition with nutritious native potato varieties.