About The International Potato Center (CIP) is a research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. CIP is dedicated to improving food security, well-being, and gender equity in developing countries through research, innovation, and capacity strengthening. CIP conducts scientific research and activities across the food development and market chain to improve yields, quality, nutrition, incomes, and the management of natural resources. CIP scientists are spurring advances to preserve biodiversity and respond to the impact of climate change on food systems, vulnerable populations, and our broader world.
Founded in 1971, CIP is headquartered in