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CIP founder Dr. Richard L. Sawyer passes away

March 11, 2015 By

The International Potato Center (CIP) mourns the passing of Dr. Richard L. Sawyer, founder of CIP and its first Director-General. Dr. Sawyer passed away on March 9 in Raleigh, North Carolina, in his native USA.

International Potato Center Scientific Achievements of 2014

February 19, 2015 By CPAD

In 2014, the International Potato Center’s (CIP) scientific productivity increased markedly with 70 papers published in international scientific journals and manuals developed for strengthening capacity among scientists and practitioners. CIP’s Office of the Deputy Director General of Research and Development highlights the following significant scientific achievements in the past year:

Unmissable opportunity to build food security and reduce greenhouse gases at Paris COP

February 12, 2015 By ANDES - CCAFS - CIP - IIED

Following December’s climate change meeting in Lima, countries are working on identifying their national contributions to mitigation and adaptation for submission at the end of March. These will form the basis of a new climate deal to be agreed in Paris at the end of this year. But with no formal arrangement for addressing agriculture within the negotiations, we could miss a key opportunity to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while enhancing food and nutritional security.

CIP to take part in Mountains and Water Pavilion, emblematic issues in COP20

November 21, 2014 By

Lima, November 21, 2014.- In the context of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in Lima, Peru, from December 1 to 12, the International Potato Center (CIP) will be taking part in several events, in particular in “Voices for the Climate,” a forum for dialogue with discussion and exhibition areas to communicate with the public and raise their awareness on climate change.

The Crop Genebank Knowledge Base (CGKB)

August 20, 2013 By admin According to the recently released Second Report on the State of the World’s PGRFA, the number of genebanks worldwide has reached nearly 1700. These genebanks store millions of germplasm samples that need to be properly managed

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