International Potato Center (CIP)


The International Potato Center or Centro Internacional de la Papa (also known by its Spanish acronym, CIP) seeks to reduce poverty and achieve food security on a sustained basis in developing countries.

The Center works to achieve this through scientific research and related activities on potato, sweet potato, other root and tuber crops, and on the improved management of natural resources in the Andes and other mountain areas.

(Click to enlarge) International Potato Center Global Presence

International Potato Center Global Presence

Noticias de esta Compañia

Simon Heck, director general del Centro Internacional de la Papa, en entrevista con la Agencia Andina. (Cortesía: Agencia Andina)
Marzo 04, 2024

China: 25% de la genetica utilizada proviene de Perú

Perú se ha posicionado con una buena porción de mercado donde el gigante asiático. El CIP pone su atención sobre variedades contra el cambio climático.
Potato production through zero-tillage with straw mulch (PZTM)
Diciembre 28, 2023

CIP Introduces Zero Tillage Potato Farming Innovation in India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Peru

Zero tillage not only boosts soil fertility and raises carbon stocks but also prolongs the potato growing season by harnessing the residual moisture after the rice harvest.
Diciembre 16, 2023

United Nations Proclaims May 30 as International Potato Day

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomed the move, saying it will raise awareness about potato’s role in ensuring foot security for billions.
HCİP210, newly launched potato variety suitable for Vietnam
Noviembre 27, 2023

HZPC and CIP develop an early-maturing potato variety suitable for Vietnam: HCIP210

Vietnam has just welcomed a new potato variety HCIP210 developed through a public-private partnership.