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Potato Varieties and Seed

Potato Varieties and Seed

Cornell University improves global access to potato breeding material
Plant breeders and geneticists of Cornell University have released more than 50 potato varieties since 1908. Now they are expanding their efforts to make more wild potato seeds available to potato breeders around the world.
Una delegación de científicos de China visitó el Parque de la Papa en el marco del evento Food Forever Experience, celebrado la semana pasada en Cusco.
China is the largest producer and consumer of potatoes in the world
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Alemania contribuye a salvaguardar la biodiversidad de las papas peruanas
Perú celebró ayer el Día Nacional de la papa, que también fue la protagonista del Día Internacional de la Biodiversidad este año. Para conservar sus variedades cuenta con el apoyo de Alemania, entre otros países.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Día Internacional de la papa: buena ocasión para recordar a los guardianes de las papas nativas. (Cortesía: Publimetro)
En su Día Nacional, presentamos el trabajo del Centro Internacional de la Papa en la comunidad de San José de Aymara, en Huancavelica, para preservar su diversidad.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
James Gachiri, a 29 years old farmer and the Secretary-General of the forum
Despite being a trained accountant and currently pursuing a Bachelor in Commerce, James Gachiri had a desire to become a successful potato farmer.
Arequipa trabaja para incrementar hectáreas de cultivos de papa
Potato Farmers in the Arequipa region in Southwestern Peru are expected to increase the amount of potatoes grown. The local agricultural Ministry is assisting to adjust the amount produced to the demand
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Ethiopian farmers help researchers select potato varieties that the market demands (Courtesy: CIP)
Potato is important to food security and a cash crop in Ethiopia with high potential to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, who account for 83% of the total population and hold 95% of agricultural land.
Potato company Schaap Holland acquires stake in Breeders Trust
Dutch family-run potato company Schaap Holland B.V. acquired 5% of the Brussels-based Breeders Trust shares. Breeders Trust supports its shareholders in issues relating to compliance with and enforcement of plant breeder’s rights.