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International Potato Center: Environmental Health and Biodiversity

October 27, 2021
The unpredictable impacts of natural disasters, environmental threats and a changing climate threaten global food security. The CIP genebank drives efforts to conserve the world’s genetic diversity of potato and sweet potato for future use.
Potato Days Live wants to inspire the sector to make sustainable choices

Potato Days Live wants to inspire the sector to make sustainable choices

October 21, 2021
The potato sector has the ability to significantly contribute to a sustainable food supply worldwide. HZPC will therefore broadcast an inspiring programme on 3 November during Potato Days 2021 Live.
WPC 2022 Call for Abstracts.

World Potato Congress 2022 (WPC2022) Call for Abstracts

October 06, 2021
The call for abstract submission for WPC 2022 is now open and authors are encouraged to submit their abstract online for consideration. Deadline for Oral Submissions: 30th November 2021. Deadline for Poster Submission: 15th February 2022.
Escasez de semillas pone en jaque el cultivo de papas en Venezuela.

Escasez de semillas pone en jaque el cultivo de papas en Venezuela

September 28, 2021
En Venezuela, la cantidad de semillas de papas de primera calidad y certificadas que existen alcanzan para atender al 1 porciento de los productores del país, situación que deja al sector primario al borde de la quiebra y eleva el riesgo de una emergencia humanitaria compleja.
Colombia: Superficie con papa caería 30 porciento por la pandemia.

Colombia: Superficie con papa caería 30 porciento por la pandemia

August 03, 2021
En el país se producen en promedio 21,5 millones de toneladas de papa al año y más de 90 mil familias en 283 municipios dependen de este cultivo.
Venezuela: La papa que se consume en su mayoría viene de Colombia.

Venezuela: La papa que se consume en su mayoría viene de Colombia

July 20, 2021
Camiones tras camiones, cargados de papa, cruzan la frontera colombo-venezolana para surtir el mercado nacional, ya que la producción de ese tubérculo en Venezuela bajó considerablemente.
Chinese scientists ’reinvent’ potatoes to solve global food crisis

Chinese scientists ’reinvent’ potatoes to solve global food crisis

July 14, 2021
Chinese scientists have 'fixed' hybrid potatoes using genome editing technologies, simplifying the breeding process and allowing multiplication using True Potato Seed (TPS).
Researchers Identify Gene for Self-Compatibility in Potato

Researchers Identify Gene for Self-Compatibility in Potato

July 06, 2021
New discovery will lead to faster and more focused potato breeding
China produce primera generación de papas híbridas a través de diseño de genoma.

China produce primera generación de papas híbridas a través de diseño de genoma

July 05, 2021
Un equipo de investigación del Instituto de Genómica Agrícola de Shenzhen, dependiente de la Academia China de Ciencias Agrícolas, avanza en un plan de diseño del genoma para papas híbridas.
Re-educating Nigerian Potato growers: from farming as a culture to farming as a business

Re-educating Nigerian Potato growers: from farming as a culture to farming as a business

June 23, 2021
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has commenced training for Irish potato farmers in Kano. The training which began on Monday, June 21, will end on Friday, June 25, 2021.

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