CIP’s Barkley Speaks at 99th Potato Association of America Conference


The Potato Association of America held their 99th Annual Meeting during July 19-23, 2015 in the east coast port city of Portland, Maine. Dr. Noelle Barkley, of the International Potato Center (CIP) genebank in Lima, Peru was an invited, international guest speaker.  She also spoke during joint session to a large gathering on “CIP: Maintaining Potato Diversity for Future Generations”. CIP has one of 11 genebanks in the Consultative Group of International Agriculture Research and houses the global collections of potato (7171 accessions), sweet potato (7594 accessions) and Andean root and tuber crops (2529 accessions).  The majority of the material is maintained as clones and CIP provides this germplasm  for research, breeding and training purposes worldwide.

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