An intricate network moves sweetpotato planting material from the research station to the farm in Mozambique
Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is recognized by the Government of Mozambique as one of the most important crops for mitigating food insecurity and malnutrition among its 28 million people. In Niassa […]
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
Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes are the Next Investment Opportunity in Malawi By Daniel van Vugt, International Potato Center Mabvuto Mndau is a 41-year old entrepreneur from Malawi with a passion […]
In response to the inaccurate information put out by the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) concerning the potato collection in custody at the International Potato Center (CIP), the following clarification is hereby given:
El CIP no ha enviado ninguna accesión de la colección de papa para duplicado de seguridad a las instalaciones de esta universidad.
By Vivian Atakos Key stakeholders implementing an innovative project on expanding utilization of roots, tubers and bananas and reducing their postharvest losses (RTB-ENDURE) came together for an end […]
CIP makes available to the scientific community and producers, the catalog of services of the CIP Laboratory Science Unit for 2017. This catalog includes a variety of analytical processes for […]
Tropical cyclone Winston ripped through the south Pacific in February this year, leaving a wide trail of destruction. The genebank at the Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees, or CePaCT in Fiji, run by Pacific Community’s (SPC) Land Resources Division, helps preserve diversity in such staple crops as sweetpotato, taro, yam, and banana. The cyclone however meant they weren’t in any position to quickly multiply up their sweetpotato stocks. The head of CIP’s genebank, Dr. David Ellis, got in contact with Valerie Saena Tuia, Coordinator of the Genetic Resources facility (CePaCT) at SPC, in Fiji. Would they need some help with getting hard-hit farmers back on their feet?