This annual report provides snapshots of how CIP and its many partners are contributing to the transformation of food systems globally. These include discoveries and scientific breakthroughs that have accelerated breeding and the development of diagnostic tools for crop diseases; innovations and knowledge disseminated to smallholder farmers to improve seed systems in Ethiopia and Kenya; and large-scale impacts on the nutrition and livelihoods of people across Africa and Asia.
All of these achievements have been made possible by the generosity of our funders, the dedication and passion of our staff and partners and our broad-based agri-food system collaborations. Two partnerships that were hugely significant for CIP in 2019 are the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas and the new CGIAR GENDER Platform, which have given a multi-crop focus to our interventions and innovations and sharpened the gender lens of our work.
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|Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation||@gatesfoundation||@gatesfoundation|
|Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Africa||@GatesAfrica||@GatesAfrica|
|Global Crop Diversity Trust||@CropTrust||@globalcropdiversitytrust|
|USAID in Asia||@USAIDAsia||@USAIDAsia|
|USAID in East Africa||@USAIDEastAfrica||@usaideastafrica|
|USAID in Southern Africa||@USAID_SAfrica||@USAIDSouthernAfrica|
|USAID in West Africa||@USAIDWestAfrica||@USAIDWestAfrica|
|African Development Bank||@AfDB_Group||@AfDBGroup|
|Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research||@BBSRC||@bbsrcnews|
|International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology||@icgeb||@ICGEBOfficial|
|The World Academy of Sciences||@TWASnews||@TWAS.Science|
|National Science Foundation||@NSF||@US.NSF|
|African Development Bank||@AfDB_Group||@AfDB_Group|
|Helen Keller International||@HelenKellerInt||@HelenKellerInternational|
|Natural Resources Institute||@NRInstitute||@NaturalResourcesInstitute|
|Department of International Development||@DFID_UK||@ukdfid|
|Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche
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|CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health||@A4NH_CGIAR|
|CGIAR GENDER Platform||@CGIARgender|
|CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas||@RTB_CGIAR||@rtbcgiar|
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Research for development helps communities become more #resilient and #BuildBackBetter.
@Cipotato’s 2019 Annual Report covers the R4D process from discovery to impact.
From breeding #climate-resilient potatoes to boosting disaster recovery with biofortified sweetpotato, the @Cipotato Annual Report 2019 covers varied contributions to #resilience.
#Resilient crop varieties, diagnostic tools, #climate-smart seed systems…
The @Cipotato 2019 Annual Report covers the trajectory of research for development from discovery to impact.
Farm production needs to increase by 60% in 30 years, yet #ClimateChange is hindering productivity.
@Cipotato is developing #climate-smart #potatoes 🥔 for #FoodSecurity in 2050.
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Sometimes a simple innovation can release incredible gains 🙌.
@Cipotato’s Triple-S technology allows farmers to store sweetpotato 🍠 seed longer to ensure more timely planting in the rainy season 🌧️.
Triple S technology for storing sweetpotatoes 🍠 to produce planting material demonstrates the power of an innovation and a plan for taking it to scale.
It was one of @Cipotato major achievements in 2019.
High quality seed is key to better harvests. With training provided by @Cipotato and partners, potato 🥔 seed producers and distributors earned >$2 million 💰.
Late blight disease destroys 30-60% of Kenya’s potato 🥔 crop annually. But improved varieties from CIP are helping smallholder farmers produce more despite that threat.
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When disaster struck southeast Africa, CIP-bred sweetpotatoes 🍠 and farming practices restored crops and value chains quickly, minimizing the effects of Cyclone Idai.
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New heat- and salt-tolerant potato 🥔 varieties are helping famers in Bangladesh, where a cyclone storm 🌪️ surge left coastal farmlands too saline for most crops.
Since 2013, potato 🥔 production in 7 Asian countries has risen by >50%, while the value of farmgate sales have risen to nearly $37 💰 billion a year.
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@Cipotato research for development has helped millions of families improve their incomes 💰, food security 💪🏼 and nutrition 🥘.
Their communities are more resilient and better prepared to overcome the challenges of climate change and #COVID19.
CIP’s 2019 Annual Report traces the process, from discovery to impact.
As the global 🌍 population approaches 10 billion, agricultural production will need to increase by 60%. Yet with every 1°C of warming, agricultural productivity is projected to fall by 5%.
@Cipotato is thus developing and distributing climate-smart potato 🥔 varieties for future harvests.
Pests and diseases cost the global 🌍 agricultural sector an estimated $540 billion annually, and in developing countries, they cause potato and sweetpotato 🍠 farmers to lose up to 60% of their yields.
@Cipotato and partners are developing tools to change this trend in Africa.
Sometimes a simple innovation can release incredible gains 🙌.
@Cipotato’s Triple-S technology allows farmers to store sweetpotato 🍠 seed longer to ensure more timely planting in the rainy season. The gains have been remarkable.
Learn more in CIP 2019 annual report!
In Kenya, potato is grown by >800,000 farmers and generates employment for more than 2.5 million people along its value chain.
In 2019, @Cipotato focused on strengthening these links to create more inclusive growth while delivering more nutrition to Kenyan families.
The key to success? Improved varieties bred by CIP scientists 👨🏽🔬.
After Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, @Cipotato distributed 40 metric tons of planting material for pro-vitamin A sweetpotato to affected households.
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@Cipotato’s potato 🥔 breeding work has played a major role in growing farm incomes and more diverse diets in Asia.
Since 2013, potato production in 7 Asian countries has risen by >50%, while the value of farmgate sales have more than doubled to nearly $37 billion a year.