Statement by the Board Chair
The International Potato Center’s Board of Trustees remains firm in its commitment to provide programmatic governance and the financial oversight and leadership that ensures the Center’s effective and efficient management. It is a privilege to serve an organization working with partners to achieve food security, well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems worldwide.
In 2016, CIP continued to gain ground in accomplishing our 2014 strategic objectives to deliver impact at scale. CIP set a target of reaching 10 million households in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2020 with orange-fleshed sweetpotato. A full 30% of that ambitious target has been met.