From Lab To Field To Scale

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CIP publishes report detailing past year's work

THE International Potato Centre (CIP) has published it annual report 'From Lab To Field To Scale' which can now be viewed online.

The organisation's work to reduce hunger and malnutrition, boost farmer resilience, and catalyse income improvements brought benefits to people in more than 30 countries last year, the report states. Examples are included. 

Success stories include partnerships to ensure more growers benefit from the agrobiodiversity safeguarded in the CIP genebank; CIP-developed software that facilitates the prediction and better management of crop pests under climate change; and collaborations that are increasing access to robust, resilient and nutritious potato and sweet potato varieties. 

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Interim Director General Oscar Ortiz said: "The report illustrates how CIP shares innovations and knowledge that improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable women and men in 2021 and will likely impact millions more in the coming years."

He said all those in the industry should be proud of CIP’s achievements and its contributions to progress toward zero hunger, no poverty and food system transformation.