Joel Ranck

A hot topic in global agriculture research is to exploit use of Crop Wild Relatives to mitigate effects of climate change. What are these and why are they important?

August 25, 2016 By Joel Ranck

A great example of research going on at CIP is an examination of a CWR sweetpotato discovered in the deserts of Ica in southern Peru. “We noticed that, despite the arid environment, this sweetpotato was still green,” says Dorcus Gemenet, geneticist at CIP, who collected the sweetpotato from the field near Ica.

CIP Annual Report 2015 Available Online

July 11, 2016 By Joel Ranck

As an agriculture research for development organization, CIP’s work is consistent with 11 of the 17 SDGs and of those 11, our work is perfectly aligned with the SDGs of Ending Poverty, Eliminating Hunger, Gender Equality, Climate Action, and Life on Land. This 2015 Annual Report tells the story of CIP’s alignment with the SDGs and the impact that we have had already in doing so.

Make Earth Day Every Day

April 22, 2016 By Joel Ranck

Protecting the environment comes naturally to farmers because they understand what it takes to live up to their neighbors’ expectations and earn community trust. Meeting growing demand for food with limited impact on the environment requires that we produce more food using less water and other natural resources.

Potatoes on Mars:Crop harvested under Red Planet conditions will set course for Martian farming

December 18, 2015 By Joel Ranck

A team of world-class scientists will grow potatoes under Martian conditions in a bid to save millions of lives. The experiment, led by the International Potato Center (CIP) and NASA, is a major step towards building a controlled dome on Mars capable of farming the invaluable crop in order to demonstrate that potatoes can be grown in the most inhospitable environments. The goal is to raise awareness of the incredible resilience of potatoes, and fund further research and farming in devastated areas across the globe where malnutrition and poverty are rife and climbing.

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