International Potato Center

The International Potato Center (CIP) was founded in 1971 as a research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato and Andean roots and tubers. It delivers innovative science-based solutions to enhance access to affordable nutritious food, foster inclusive sustainable business and employment growth, and drive the climate resilience of root and tuber agri-food systems. Headquartered in Lima, Peru, CIP has a research presence in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. CIP is a CGIAR research center, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to transforming food, land and water systems in a climate crisis. Its research is carried out by 13 CGIAR Centers/Alliances in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector. 


CIP is an associated partner and will be contributing with the proposal by sharing its experience and expertise in the ex situ conservation of plant genetic resources under international standards. CIP’s activities are under the CGIAR Genebank Initiative and Nature Positive, where CIP delivers on high-level quality management of its Genebank’s operations including the development of methods and standards for ex situ and in situ management, methods of conservation of seed and clonal crops, characterization, safety duplication, phytosanitary cleaning, collection based on gap analysis, and distribution of germplasm, including repatriation to farmers.

Main Contacts

Stef de Haan

Andean Initiative Leader

Bettina Heider

Scientist at the Genebank

Vania Azevedo

Biodiversity for the Future Program Leader and Genebank Head


Avenida La Molina 1895, La Molina
Apartado Postal 1558, Lima, Peru