About

The International Potato Center (CIP) was founded in 1971 as a research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato and andean roots and tubers. It delivers innovative science-based solutions to enhance access to affordable nutritious food, foster inclusive sustainable business and employment growth, and drive the climate resilience of root and tuber agri-food systems. Headquartered in Lima, Peru, CIP has a research presence in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

CIP is a CGIAR research center, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services. Its research is carried out by 15 CGIAR centers in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector. www.cgiar.org

Our Vision

A healthy, inclusive and resilient world through root and tuber systems.

Our Mission

CIP delivers innovative science-based solutions to enhance access to affordable nutritious food, foster inclusive sustainable business and employment growth, and drive climate resilience of root and tuber agri-food systems.

OUR VALUES

We aim to excel in all we do

We treat each other and our partners with dignity and respect

We work to empower individuals at all levels for efficient, effective, and appropriate decision making

We remain honest, transparent, and accountable, individually and collectively, in what we say and do

We are committed to staff diversity and aspire to provide an equal opportunity working environment

We value innovation and creativity across our business

We actively participate in and encourage dynamic partnerships

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