CIP presence

Sharing knowledge

Social reach of scientific publications

Two of the research papers co-authored by CIP scientists received Altmetric scores above 400 in 2018. That means that they were cited and shared hundreds of times on the web. Altmetrics are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics. They can include peer reviews, citations on Wikipedia and in public policy documents, discussions on research blogs, mainstream media coverage, bookmarks on reference managers like Mendeley, and mentions on social networks such as Twitter. All publications in CGSpace, the CGIAR repository, have Altmetric scores, which are visually displayed with a ‘donut’ to reflect where they captured attention.

Altmetrics scores

Reconciling conflicting phylogenies in the origin of sweet potato and dispersal
to Polynesia
Current Biology

Stacking three late blight resistance genes from wild species directly into African
highland potato varieties confers complete field resistance to local blight races
Plant Biotechnology Journal

Genome sequences of two diploid wild relatives of cultivated sweetpotato reveal
targets for genetic improvement
Nature Communications

Ortervirales: New virus order unifying five families of reverse-transcribing viruses
Journal of Virology

Current strategies of polyploid plant genome sequence assembly
Frontiers in Plant Science


   CGIAR Research Programs

Led by CIP

Roots, Tubers
and Bananas

• Genetic resources
• Productive varieties and quality seed
• Resilient crops
• Nutritious food and added value
• Improved livelihoods at scale

Led by IFPRI

Policies, Institutions
and Markets

• Technological innovation
and sustainable intensification
• Inclusive and efficient
value chains
• Social protection for agriculture
• Gender research

Led by CIAT

Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

• Priorities and policies
• Climate-smart technologies and practices

Led by IFPRI

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

• Food systems for healthier diets
• Biofortification

    CGIAR Platforms

Led by CIAT

Big Data

• Data generation, access and management
• Big data and agricultural development
• Big data analytics

Led by the Global Crop Diversity Trust

Genebank Platform

• Conservation, use and policy
• Quality management, Information systems
• Germplasm health


Excellence in Breeding

• Product design and management
• Genotyping and phenotyping tools and services
• Bioinformatics, biometrics and data management