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Participatory varietal selection of biofortified potatoes in Ambato in Huancavelica, Peru. Two communities Tacsana and Castillapata are growing and helping to select new biofortifed varieties of potatoes. The potatoes are higher in zinc and iron and are being developed to help counteract pervasive anemia. CIP is partnering with the grupo Yanapay to select possible varieties for release.

Extreme weather could wipe out crucial food crops. So 100 scientists spent 6 years hunting for the plants’ hardier wild cousins. Members of the International Potato Centre (CIP) gene bank show a selection of recently collected fruit from four different potato wild… Members of the

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