In this section you can find information about institutions categorized to International Research
International Potato Center, CIP
The International Potato Center (known by its Spanish acronym, CIP) seeks to reduce poverty and achieve food security on a sustained basis in developing countries through scientific research and related activities on potato, sweetpotato, other root and tuber crops, and on the improved management of natural resources in the Andes and other mountain areas.
Sweetpotato and Potato Breeding and Genetics Program, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
The NCSU Sweetpotato Breeding Program is one of the largest sweetpotato breeding programs in the US and is focused on the development of tablestock, processing, ornamental and industrial sweetpotatoes, while the potato breeding program is focused on development of tablestock and processing varieties adapted to the hot, humid southeastern US. Dr. Craig Yencho is the leader of the program. Our team and our many collaborators are engaged in research projects involving the genetic mapping of important traits in potato and sweetpotato; the development of value-added and bio-based products including fries and chips, natural colorants and renewable fuels from sweetpotato using both conventional and transgenic techniques; the development of ornamental sweetpotatoes for the ornamental and floricultural industries; and farmer participatory breeding and international agriculture, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Our program is funded by a combination of state, federal, non-profit foundation, commodity association, and private industry partners.