How Biodiversity is Used

June 16, 2011 By admin

Biodiversity (the variation of life forms within ecosystems) is nature’s insurance policy. Genetic diversity is the way in which crops adapt to changing environments; a natural weapon offering them the flexibility […]

CIP facilities

May 10, 2011 By admin

CIP’s earthquake-proof genebank features state-of-the-art conservation chambers and associated facilities, including germplasm laboratories, herbarium, pathogen testing and elimination, and germplasm distribution. The complex houses the largest in vitro genebank in […]

Germplasm Distribution

May 10, 2011 By admin

In vitro germplasm is available for distribution. It is used in breeding programs in over 100 countries. CIP’s in vitro genebank is the first to obtain International Standards Organization (ISO) […]

Ruta Condor

February 18, 2011 By admin

The route of the condor is apt inspiration for CIP’s ongoing project restoring and conserving the genetic diversity of native potatoes in situ – high in the Andes, where the […]

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