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Climate Change

Climate Change

World Potato Congress highlights scientific advances
Tubers were the talk of the town in Cusco, Peru during the week of May 27, when the 10th World Potato Congress (WPC) and the 28th Congress of the Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) were held together for the first time.
Las mujeres son las más afectadas por el cambio climático
En las zonas rurales de Bolivia, hacer una vida sostenible es cada vez más difícil para los pequeños agricultores. Y son las mujeres las que están enfrentando los efectos del fenómeno (Reportaje de la Deutsche Welle)..
McDonalds commits to targets for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction
QSR chain McDonald’s has announced it will partner with franchisees and suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to McDonald’s restaurants and offices by 36% by 2030 from a 2015 base year in a new strategy to address global climate change.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Struggling Potato Growers in Kenya turn to Contract Farming
To deal with climate pressures, potato growers in Kenya are turning to contract farming to earn more money and get better seed.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Research into sustainable management practices to increase fertilizer efficiency receives support from the Canadian Government
The government of Canada last week announced a $1.8 million investment in a research project at the University of British Columbia that includes the development of beneficial management practices for increasing the efficiency of fertilizer use in potatoes.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
New potato variety in India, Kufri Lima, to take on the heat...
Farmers in India can expect higher yields and profits with the release of a new potato variety, Kufri Lima, developed by the International Potato Center (CIP) and the Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI)
Monday, October 16, 2017
En España investigan variedades de papa que mejor se adapten al cambio climático
El Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario, NEIKER-Tecnalia ha cerrado un proyecto de investigación sobre variedades de papa que mejor se adaptan a las condiciones previstas de cambio climático.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Making a potato variety heat tolerant could be as simple as switching a single gene
Scientists have identified a version of a single gene involved in the heat stress response that is more active in potato types that can tolerate high temperature, potentially providing potato breeders a tool to make potato varieties less vulnerable to increased temperature.