No such thing as a humble spud


In an increasingly hungry world, the potato plays a crucial role – nutritious, cheap, easy to grow and use. In the Peruvian capital, Lima, Centro Internacional de la Papa (The International Potato Centre, a not-for-profit research institution with UN links) has been working since 1971 on sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty. Potatoes come third after rice and wheat in world consumption stakes. CIP’s genebank includes 7000 native, wild and improved potato varieties

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