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May 05, 2023 | News

Grant recognizes importance of tuber crop for African food and nutrition security

The Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) recently announced it will receive a 30 million dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to develop modern and efficient breeding systems for root, tuber, and banana (RTB) staple crops for sub-Saharan Africa.

February 17, 2023 | News

CIP appoints Dr. Simon Heck as Director General

The International Potato Center (CIP) Board of Trustees and CGIAR leadership have appointed Dr. Simon Heck as Director General of CIP and CGIAR Senior Director.

November 05, 2021 | News

CIP to release almost completely late blight resistant potato variety

As CIP prepares to release a potato variety with almost complete resistance to late blight, Peruvian farmers will soon have a new option for dealing with this devastating disease.

November 25, 2020 | Articles

Chinese Deputy Minister to lead UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

Qu Dongyu, the Chinese Deputy Minister of Agricul­ture, was elected as the new head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN). The term of the ninth Director-General, who succeeds the Brazilian José Graziano da Silva, will run until 31 July 2023, after which a one-time extension is possible.

October 16, 2019 | Articles

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February 27, 2018 | Articles

World Potato Congress goes to the potato’s region of origin

From 27 to 31 May 2018, the 10th World Potato Congress (WPC) will take place in Peru. This year, the WPC will be held, high in the Andes, in the region where the potato originated. With an eye on the future, the Peruvian Potato Institute CIP focuses on the main themes of biodiversity, food safety…

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