Founded in 1971 in Peru as a research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato and Andean roots and tubers, CIP attained international organization status with the entry into force of the CIP Treaty in 1999. Operating in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas with over 500 scientific staff, CIP develops and delivers science based agricultural solutions to global challenges. CIP’s Genebank is the custodian of the world Potato, Sweetpotato and Andean Root and Tuber Crops collection held in trust in perpetuity for the benefit the international community. CIP’s Vision is A healthy, inclusive and resilient world through root and tuber systems. Mission - CIP delivers innovative science-based solutions to enhance access to affordable nutritious food, foster inclusive sustainable business and employment growth, and drive climate resilience of root and tuber agri-food systems.
Areas of focus
Founder gender: Both male and female founders
Leader gender: Female Leader(s) (2019): Dr. Barbara H. Wells, Director General
Leader gender: Female Leader(s) (2017): Dr. Barbara H. Wells (Director General)
Leader gender: Female