Potato Last News
The Ethiopian highlands are densely populated and home to millions of smallholder farmers. The area is blessed with cool temperatures and high rainfall, which should make it fertile ground for the production of disease-free seed potatoes. However, Abdulwahab Abdurahman reports that this may not be as easy as previously thought.
Visita al Parque de la Papa demostrará que ciencia y conocimiento tradicional pueden complementarse. Este día de campo es parte de las celebraciones organizadas por el Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP) por su 45 aniversario, en el marco de los festejos por el Día Nacional de la Papa, y es organizada por la Asociación de Comunidades del Parque de la Papa.
“Wherever I have worked, there have always been lots of women,” she said (here at CIP, her supervisor is Dr. Meredith Bonierbale, Disciplinary Center of Excellence Leader for Genetics, Genomics and Crop Improvement). While more and more women are entering scientific and research fields, she says she would like to see more of them in leadership positions in science, like Dr. Bonierbale and CIP Director General Barbara Wells.