The International Potato Center (CIP) is a research center focused on improving food security and reducing poverty in developing countries through the cultivation and distribution of potatoes and other root and tuber crops. Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Lima, Peru, CIP conducts research on potato varieties and cultivars that can grow in different environments and meet different nutritional needs. The organization also works to develop sustainable farming practices and to improve access to high-quality seed potatoes for farmers in developing countries. CIP has a global presence, with operations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and partners with local governments, research institutions, and farmers’ organizations to promote sustainable agriculture and food security. Through its work, CIP is committed to promoting sustainable agricultural practices, improving nutrition, and helping to build a more sustainable and equitable food system.
International Potato Center