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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. Altmetric 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.

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The origins and adaptation of European potatoes reconstructed from historical
genomes
Nature Ecology & Evolution
https://hdl.handle.net/10568/102100

Crop variety management for climate adaptation supported by citizen science
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://hdl.handle.net/10568/99504

The new potato
Science
https://hdl.handle.net/10568/99352

A taxonomic monograph of Ipomoea integrated across phylogenetic scales
Nature Plants
https://hdl.handle.net/10568/106083

Understanding the consequences of changes in the production frontiers for roots, tubers
and bananas
Global Food Security
https://hdl.handle.net/10568/100098

CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. With 15 centers around theworld, CGIAR is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources. Tackling these challenges, which are at the heart of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, requires research to identify state-of-the-art solutions and effective partnerships to deliver them.
The CGIAR Research Portfolio is structured around two interlinked clusters of challenge-led research programs: agri-food systems and global integrating programs. CIP leads the agri-food system CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas and participates in several global integrating programs. CIP also works closely with the CGIAR research support platforms.

   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

Led by CIMMYT

Excellence in Breeding

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

Led by ILRI

Gender Platform

• Research informs food system development
• Methodologies to achieve gender equality
• Alliances to strengthen outcomes

CIAT         International Center for Tropical Agriculture
CIMMYT International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
IFPRI        International Food Policy Research Institute
ILRI           International Livestock Research Institute

Potato

Sweetpotato

A potato contains about half
the daily adult requirement
of vitamin C and significant
amounts of vitamin B, iron,
potassium and zinc.

Just 125 g of fresh orange- fleshed
sweetpotato root contains enough
beta carotene to provide the daily
vitamin A needs of a preschool-aged
child. The crop is also a valuable
source of vitamins B, C, and E.

China is the world’s largest
producer, harvesting more
than 73 million tons of
potato a year.

Sweetpotato is also a healthy,
cheap animal feed. Studies suggest
that livestock fed on sweetpotato
vines produce less methane,
meaning its use could potentially
mitigate global warming.

More than a billion
people worldwide
eat potato as a
staple food.

More than 105 million tons are
produced globally each year, with
95% in developing countries.

Potato can grow in
almost any climate, from
sea level to about 4,000
meters above sea level.

Worldwide, sweetpotato is the
sixth most important food crop
after rice, wheat, potato, maize
and cassava, but it ranks fifth in
developing countries.

There are 5,000 different
varieties of potato in CIP’s
genebank, half of them
can only be found in Peru

Sweetpotato is a storage root,
not a tuber like the potato.

Potato is the third most
important food crop
after rice and wheat and
produces more calories
per hectare than either
of those grains.

Sweetpotato can grow at
altitudes from sea level to
2,500 meters above sea level,
and comes in varieties
ranging in color from white
to yellow, orange or purple.

Potato produces more
food per unit of water
than any other major crop.

ABOUT

CIP is a CGIAR research center with a focus on potato, sweetpotato and Andean roots and tubers. It delivers innovative science-based solutions to enhance access to affordable nutritious food, foster inclusive sustainable business and employment growth, and drive the climate resilience of root and tuber agri-food systems. Headquartered in Lima, Peru, CIP has a research presence in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. www.cipotato.org

CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centers in close collaboration with hundreds of partners across the globe. www.cgiar.org

CIP ACHIEVEMENTS

CREDITS

Discovery to Impact
Science-based solutions for global challenges

International Potato Center | Annual Report 2019
© 2020, International Potato Center
ISSN 0256-6311
DOI: 10.4160/02566311/2018
Hecho el Depósito Legal en la Biblioteca Nacional del Perú  N° 2005-9640 

Readers are encouraged to quote or reproduce material from this report. As copyright holder, CIP requests acknowledgement and a copy of the publication where the citation or material appears. Please send this to the Communications Department at the address below. 

International Potato Center
Av. La Molina 1895, La Molina, Peru
Apartado 1558, Lima 12, Peru
cip@cgiar.org
www.cipotato.org 

Direction
James Stapleton 

Managing editor
Christopher Butler 

Writing 
David Dudenhoefer (consultant) 

Production coordinator
Cecilia Lafosse 

Multimedia productions
Sara Fajardo
Hugh Rutherford
Isabel Corthier 

Web development
Moises Rosario
Andrea Prado 

Design and infographics
José Enrique Torres 

Photo captions and credits 

Sliders:
Sweetpotato vine distribution in Mozambique (CIP/I. Corthier).
Jan Kreuze in the lab. (Credit CIP/J. Torres).
Genetic markers facilitate breeding resilient potatoes with characteristics local people want. (Credit CIP/H. Rutherford).

Sub-menus:

Discovery:
Jan Kreuze in the lab. (Credit CIP/J. Torres)

Innovation:
Ms Tirhas Woldu and her daughters, of Tigray, Ethiopia, enjoy orange-fleshed sweetpotato. (Credit CIP/A.Frezer)

Impact:
A combination of sweetpotato planting material, agronomic training and nutrition education has helped millions of rural families improve their food and nutrition security. (Credit CIP/I. Corthier)

Next-generation breeding:
Research assistant Monica Santayana works on a project to crossbreed potato and its wild relatives (Crop Trust/M. Major).

Stopping sweetpotato pathogens:
Scientist Barack Wanjawa tests the LAMP assay for sweetpotato viruses in Kenya (KALRO/A. Mulwa).

Triple advantage:
By storing sweetpotatoes in dry sand and using them to produce planting material, farmers are able to plant and harvest the nutritious crop earlier (CIP/M. Cherinet).

Potatoes for prosperity:
Farmer Doris Kagendo Gikunda, of Meru county, with the high-yielding CIP potato variety Unica (CIP/V. Atakos).

Sweet resilience:
Thousands of farmers received sweetpotato planting material to replace crops destroyed by Cyclone Idai (CIP/I. Corthier).

Asian appetites:
Nutrition education in Bangladesh (CIP/S.Quinn)

CIP at a glance:
Credit CIP/H. Rutherford

CIP in CGIAR:
Credit CIP/I. Corthier

Board of Trustees:
Credit CIP/J.Torres

July 2020 

CREDITS

Discovery to Impact
Science-based solutions for global challenges

International Potato Center | Annual Report 2019
© 2020, International Potato Center
ISSN 0256-6311
DOI: 10.4160/02566311/2018
Hecho el Depósito Legal en la Biblioteca Nacional del Perú  N° 2005-9640 

Readers are encouraged to quote or reproduce material from this report. As copyright holder, CIP requests acknowledgement and a copy of the publication where the citation or material appears. Please send this to the Communications Department at the address below. 

International Potato Center
Av. La Molina 1895, La Molina, Peru
Apartado 1558, Lima 12, Peru
cip@cgiar.org
www.cipotato.org 

Direction
James Stapleton 

Managing editor
Christopher Butler 

Writing 
David Dudenhoefer (consultant) 

Production coordinator
Cecilia Lafosse 

Multimedia productions
Sara Fajardo
Hugh Rutherford
Isabel Corthier 

Web development
Moises Rosario
Andrea Prado 

Design and infographics
José Enrique Torres 

Photo captions and credits 

Sliders:
Sweetpotato vine distribution in Mozambique (CIP/I. Corthier).
Jan Kreuze in the lab. (Credit CIP/J. Torres).
Genetic markers facilitate breeding resilient potatoes with characteristics local people want. (Credit CIP/H. Rutherford).

Sub-menus:

Discovery:
Jan Kreuze in the lab. (Credit CIP/J. Torres).

Innovation:
Ms Tirhas Woldu and her daughters, of Tigray, Ethiopia, enjoy orange-fleshed sweetpotato. (Credit CIP/A.Frezer).

Impact:
A combination of sweetpotato planting material, agronomic training and nutrition education has helped millions of rural families improve their food and nutrition security. (Credit CIP/I. Corthier).

Next-generation breeding:
Research assistant Monica Santayana works on a project to crossbreed potato and its wild relatives (Crop Trust/M. Major).

Stopping sweetpotato pathogens:
Scientist Barack Wanjawa tests the LAMP assay for sweetpotato viruses in Kenya (KALRO/A. Mulwa).

Triple advantage:
By storing sweetpotatoes in dry sand and using them to produce planting material, farmers are able to plant and harvest the nutritious crop earlier (CIP/M. Cherinet).

Potatoes for prosperity:
Farmer Doris Kagendo Gikunda, of Meru county, with the high-yielding CIP potato variety Unica (CIP/V. Atakos).

Sweet resilience:
Thousands of farmers received sweetpotato planting material to replace crops destroyed by Cyclone Idai (CIP/I. Corthier).

Asian appetites:
Nutrition education in Bangladesh (CIP/S.Quinn).

CIP at a glance:
Credit CIP/H. Rutherford

CIP in CGIAR:
Credit CIP/I. Corthier

Communication data 2019:
Credit CIP/S. Quinn

Board of Trustees:
Credit CIP/J.Torres

July 2020 

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