CIP in CGIAR

CIP in CGIAR

CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. With 15 centers around the world, 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

Roots, Tubers and Bananas

Led by CIP

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

Policies, Institutions and Markets

Led by IFPRI

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

Climate Change, Agriculture
and Food Security

Led by CIAT

  • Priorities and policies
  • Climate-smart technologies and practices

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Led by IFPRI

  • Food systems for healthier diets
  • Biofortification

CGIAR Platforms

Big Data

Led by CIAT

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

Genebank Platform

Led by the Global Crop Diversity Trust

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

Excellence in Breeding

Led by CIMMYT

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

Gender Platform

Led by ILRI

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

CGIAR Platforms

Big Data

Led by CIAT

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

Genebank Platform

Led by the Global Crop Diversity Trust

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

Excellence in Breeding

Led by CIMMYT

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

Gender Platform

Led by ILRI

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

50 years and 11 key innovations

Since 1971 CIP has worked tirelessly to improve smallholder farmer access to more nutritious and productive varieties of potato and sweetpotato. This work requires much thought and innovation above and below ground and in the laboratory. Among a list of more than 60 innovations from CIP in the past 50 years, we highlight 11 key advances that have helped to strengthen potato and sweetpotato-based agri-food systems around the world.

Vitamin A biofortified sweetpotato

RTB Toolbox

Biotech potato for late blight resistance

Small RNA sequencing for virus detection

Apical rooted cuttings

G+ Tools

Cryopreservation for potato conservation

C88 potato for Asia

Potato for Peru

Farmer business school

Triple S storage

50 years and 11 key innovations

Since 1971 CIP has worked tirelessly to improve smallholder farmer access to more nutritious and productive varieties of potato and sweetpotato. This work requires much thought and innovation above and below ground and in the laboratory. Among a list of more than 60 innovations from CIP in the past 50 years, we highlight 11 key advances that have helped to strengthen potato and sweetpotato-based agri-food systems around the world.

Vitamin A biofortified sweetpotato

RTB Toolbox

Biotech potato for late blight resistance

Small RNA sequencing for virus detection

Apical rooted cuttings

G+ Tools

Cryopreservation for potato conservation

C88 potato for Asia

Potato for Peru

Farmer business school

Triple S storage

Toward
One
CGIAR

The world’s food systems require a radical realignment. Food systems have become a part of the problem, but they need to be part of the solution. Fifty years ago, when the world was facing rising hunger, CGIAR stepped up to help save billions of lives. Today, the challenges we face are far more complex, and there is so much more that we are striving to achieve. Today we know that food systems are critical not only for ending hunger, but for providing better nutrition, reducing poverty, promoting inclusion, safeguarding biodiversity, and mitigating climate change. Today’s challenges require a renewed strategy from CGIAR, the world’s leader on agricultural science and innovation for development.

The integration of CGIAR’s capabilities, knowledge, assets, people and global presence for a new era of interconnected and partnered research towards the Sustainable Development Goals will arrive this year as One CGIAR. This reconfiguration provides the opportunity for a fresh ten-year strategy that can shape a stronger and more relevant science agenda for today’s changing world. One CGIAR enables us to operate as a cohesive organization with a single mission, able to seamlessly leverage all our capabilities and assets.

The new arrangement of the CGIAR’s scientific strengths and abilities will adjust its research and innovation focus to three action areas (systems transformation, resilient agri-food systems, and genetic innovation) to drive the transformation needed to support humanity over the next 50 years (Figure 1).

The integration of CIP’s scientific and development expertise in genetic research, breeding, agronomic practices, and value chain development (among others) figure to play a major role in supporting this transformation.

The CGIAR 2030 research and innovation strategy

Toward
One CGIAR

The world’s food systems require a radical realignment. Food systems have become a part of the problem, but they need to be part of the solution. Fifty years ago, when the world was facing rising hunger, CGIAR stepped up to help save billions of lives. Today, the challenges we face are far more complex, and there is so much more that we are striving to achieve. Today we know that food systems are critical not only for ending hunger, but for providing better nutrition, reducing poverty, promoting inclusion, safeguarding biodiversity, and mitigating climate change. Today’s challenges require a renewed strategy from CGIAR, the world’s leader on agricultural science and innovation for development.

The integration of CGIAR’s capabilities, knowledge, assets, people and global presence for a new era of interconnected and partnered research towards the Sustainable Development Goals will arrive this year as One CGIAR. This reconfiguration provides the opportunity for a fresh ten-year strategy that can shape a stronger and more relevant science agenda for today’s changing world. One CGIAR enables us to operate as a cohesive organization with a single mission, able to seamlessly leverage all our capabilities and assets.

The new arrangement of the CGIAR’s scientific strengths and abilities will adjust its research and innovation focus to three action areas (systems transformation, resilient agri-food systems, and genetic innovation) to drive the transformation needed to support humanity over the next 50 years (Figure 1).

The integration of CIP’s scientific and development expertise in genetic research, breeding, agronomic practices, and value chain development (among others) figure to play a major role in supporting this transformation.

The CGIAR 2030 research and innovation strategy

ABOUT

CIP is a research-for-development organization 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 dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.  

www.cgiar.org 

CIP ACHIEVEMENTS

CREDITS

Build, Innovate, Transform:
Collaborative solutions for global challenges

International Potato Center | Annual Report 2020
© 2021, International Potato Center
ISSN 0256-6311
DOI: 10.416/02566311/2020
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
Christopher Butler

Web and mobile design
Andrea Prado
Moises Rosario

Design and infographics
José Enrique Torres 

Photo and videos credits 

Sliders:
Credit CIP/H. Rutherford
Credit CIP/S. Fajardo
Credit CIP/I. Corthier

Sub-menus:

Build:
Credit CIP/I. Corthier

Innovation:
Credit CIP/S. Fajardo

Transform:
Credit CIP/H. Rutherford

Stories:

Marketable tubers for the tropics:
Credit CIP/N. Sharma

Powerful potatoes:
Credit CIP/S. Fajardo
Video: CIP/Isadora Visual

Breeding better:
Credit CIP/S. Quinn
Video: RTB

Agriculture intensified:
Credit CIP/D. Rani

Sowing self-reliance:
Credit CIP/V. Atakos
Video: World Food Programme  

Farmer empowerment:
Credit CIP/H. Rutherford

CIP’s reach:
Credit CIP/S. Quinn
Credit CIP/S. Fajardo

CIP in CGIAR:
Credit CIP/H. Rutherford

Board of Trustees:
Credit CIP/J.Torres

Toward One CGIAR:
Credit CIP/H. Rutherford

July 2021

CREDITS

Build, Innovate, Transform:
Collaborative solutions for global challenges

International Potato Center | Annual Report 2020
© 2021, International Potato Center
ISSN 0256-6311
DOI: 10.416/02566311/2020
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
Christopher Butler

Web and mobile design
Andrea Prado
Moises Rosario

Design and infographics
José Enrique Torres 

Photo and videos credits 

Sliders:
Credit CIP/H. Rutherford
Credit CIP/S. Fajardo
Credit CIP/I. Corthier

Sub-menus:

Build:
Credit CIP/I. Corthier

Innovation:
Credit CIP/S. Fajardo

Transform:
Credit CIP/H. Rutherford

Stories:

Marketable tubers for the tropics:
Credit CIP/N. Sharma

Powerful potatoes:
Credit CIP/S. Fajardo
Video: CIP/Isadora Visual

Breeding better:
Credit CIP/S. Quinn
Video: RTB

Agriculture intensified:
Credit CIP/D. Rani

Sowing self-reliance:
Credit CIP/V. Atakos
Video: World Food Programme  

Farmer empowerment:
Credit CIP/H. Rutherford

CIP’s reach:
Credit CIP/S. Quinn
Credit CIP/S. Fajardo

CIP in CGIAR:
Credit CIP/H. Rutherford

Board of Trustees:
Credit CIP/J.Torres

Toward One CGIAR:
Credit CIP/H. Rutherford

July 2021

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