Carlos Ochoa: The Indiana Jones of the Potato World

Media: Crop Trust

In this installment of our Seed Heroes series, we remember the unique contributions of Peruvian scientist Carlos Ochoa, whose hazardous collection expeditions in search of wild potatoes paved the way for many of today’s improved crop varieties and developed an unprecedented understanding of the spud’s genetic potential. This article celebrates the inaugural International Potato Day on 30 May 2024.