Credit: Hugh Rutherford, for CIP
Awards Recognize CIP’s Scientific Leadership
When three CIP scientists received the World Food Prize in late 2016, it ushered in a new era of recognition for our scientific prowess both in conducting research and in working with multiple partners.
Young scientist has big dreams for the “savior crop”
CIP scientist Dorcus Gemenet knows about hunger. As a smallholder farmer’s daughter growing up in Western Kenya, she lived the impact of cyclical drought first hand. Listen to her story.
Credit: Sara Fajardo, for CIP
There are about 5,000 different varieties of potato, most of which are found only in the Andes
Grown in about 130 countries, potato is the third most important food crop after rice and wheat
Sweetpotato can grow at altitudes from sea level to 2,500 meters above sea level
Potato can grow in almost any climate, from sea level to 4,700 meters above sea level
Presence in 27 countries worldwide
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