Potato’s considerable economic importance to highland households represents an exceptional opportunity to carry out a new generation of high value chain research. The immediate challenge is to help small-scale farmers accessing services and technologies needed to increase food security and compete in emerging urban markets.
CIP gives priority to the development and adaptation of methods that lead to the establishment of public-private partnerships and strengthen the organization of value chains. Such effort should benefit large numbers of smallholder farmers, particularly women, and allow them to capitalize on emerging market opportunities.
- To improve market access for small-scale farmers, who grow improved varieties and landraces through value chain innovation that link private and public actors and promote policies that are pro-poor.
- To contribute to improving food security conditions for the vulnerable rural population and poorest sectors [link to Papa Andina] Papa Andina, a regional initiative coordinated by CIP, fosters pro-poor innovation in market chains to improve food security and increase market access for small-scale farmers.
- Papa Andina is a regional initiative coordinated by CIP, fosters pro-poor innovation in market chains to improve food security and increase market access for small-scale farmers.