A workshop held at the International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru brought together researchers and Peruvian government officials in an effort to facilitate compliance with national laws governing access […]
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.
A recent gender analysis of Papa Andina – a CIP initiative that facilitated a process through which smallholders in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru gained access to new markets for native potato varieties – found that it had transformational impacts on the lives of disadvantaged indigenous women and men in remote highland communities.
Pests and diseases already pose major threats to the food security and livelihoods of smallholders in developing countries, yet there is a shortage of information about how much and where climate change will transform those threats. To help fill that knowledge gap, CIP is leading a multi-crop collaboration with several other international research centers and national programs to predict how global warming will affect some of the most destructive crop pests and diseases in East Africa.
Creation of Asiablight the Latest Effort to Improve International Cooperation on Controlling Potato Late Blight Disease
“Late blight is a huge problem globally. It is managed with fungicides, but it’s still a big issue,” said Greg Forbes.
Como parte de las celebraciones por el Día de la Investigación Agrícola, el 15 de julio, el Jefe del Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agraria (INIA), Alberto Maurer, acompañado de la Directora General del CIP, Barbara Wells y representantes de diversos organismos nacionales e internacionales, anunció que el Perú será sede del X Congreso Mundial de Papa, a realizarse en 2018.
During a celebration of Agricultural Research Day on July 15, Alberto Maurer, the Head of Peru’s National Institute for Agricultural Innovation (INIA), accompanied by CIP Director General Barbara Wells and representatives of various other national and international institutions, announced that Peru will host the 10th World Potato Congress in 2018.
Kisava was referring to the seed potato of an improved variety that he obtained at the end of 2014 thanks to a CIP initiative to expand farmer access to quality […]
CIP researchers often record or rely on traditional knowledge. CIP scientists and administrators have embarked on a cohesive approach to handling traditional knowledge consistently and respectfully throughout the institution.
As part of the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) project, CIP is strengthening the sweetpotato breeding capacity of national agricultural research systems (NARS) across the continent, in close coordination with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).