From laboratory to marketplace, CIP biologists, entomologists, agronomists, nutritionists, and social scientists conduct leading research and carry out pro-poor development projects.

CIP’s global priorities are conserving root and tuber biodiversity; breeding more nutritious, adaptable, pest-and-disease-resistant varieties; and building resilient agro-economic-social systems for marginal populations in developing countries.

As a result of a rigorous targeting exercise, CIP focuses on five geographic regions–three potato and two sweetpotato–that offer the greatest combination of need and potential impact from CIP research. Building partnerships and gender equity are themes common to all CIP research.