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.

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STORIES

Potatoes on Mars with NASA

Potato

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

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There are about 5,000 different varieties of potato, most of which are found only in the Andes
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Grown in about 130 countries, potato is the third most important food crop after rice and wheat
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Sweetpotato can grow at altitudes from sea level to 2,500 meters above sea level
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Potato can grow in almost any climate, from sea level to 4,700 meters above sea level

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