World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Maria Isabel Andrade recognized by the International Society of Tropical Root Crops-Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB) for her outstanding contribution to the development of root and tuber crops in Africa.
The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close until 2186. We can’t wait that long. As the world observes International Women’s Day, we consider the situation of women farmers in less developed countries and ways we can #BeBoldforChange.
This Phase Two effort of CIP’s proof of concept experiment to grow potatoes in simulated Martian conditions began on February 14, 2016 when a tuber was planted in a specially constructed CubeSat contained environment built by engineers from University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Lima based upon designs and advice provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Ames Research Center (NASA ARC), California. Preliminary results are positive.
Bold for change: fighting potato late blight disease in Africa Vivian Atakos In recognition of International Women’s Day 2017, celebrated every year on March 8, we bring […]
The 13th International Symposium for the International Society for Tropical Root Crops- Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB) has kicked off in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. CIP researchers will be presenting papers and posters on potato and sweetpotato research in the region.
An intricate network moves sweetpotato planting material from the research station to the farm in Mozambique
Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is recognized by the Government of Mozambique as one of the most important crops for mitigating food insecurity and malnutrition among its 28 million people. In Niassa […]
Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. At the International Potato Center (CIP), we honor all our women scientists for their contribution to achievement of CIP’s vision of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. In 2016 CIP had the honor of having two of its women scientists, Drs. Jan Low and Maria Andrade, recognized with the World Food Prize which they shared with two other scientists.
Pest Risk Atlas for Africa freely available online to help national programs supporting smallholder farmers combat the effects associated with climate change on pest management
The International Potato Center (CIP) announces the launch of its free online mobile accessible Pest Risk Atlas for Africa that assesses potential pest risks under current and potential future climate conditions for a number of important pests that effect African agricultural and horticultural crops like potato, sweetpotato, vegetables, and maize.
The Peruvian National Commission Against Biopiracy held its extraordinary session at CIP today
Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes are the Next Investment Opportunity in Malawi By Daniel van Vugt, International Potato Center Mabvuto Mndau is a 41-year old entrepreneur from Malawi with a passion […]