About the Collaborating Institutions
The International Potato Center (CIP) is a scientific, non-profit institution
engaged in research and related activities on potato, sweetpotato,
Andean root and tuber crops, and natural resources and mountain
ecologies. CIP is a Future Harvest Center supported by the Consultative
Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
P.O Box 1558, Lima, Peru
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is one of the world’s
leading institutions in the generation and application of new knowledge
to meet the challenges of international development. For more than 30
years, IDRC has worked in close collaboration with researchers from the
developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more
equitable, and more prosperous societies.
P.O. Box 8500, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1G 3H9
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized
agency of the United Nations, was established as an international
financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974
World Food Conference. The Conference was organized in response to
the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected the Sahelian
countries of Africa. Unlike other international financial institutions, which
have a broad range of objectives, the Fund has a very specific mandate:
to combat hunger and rural poverty in developing countries.
Via del Serafico, 107, 00142 Rome, Italy
Users’ Perspectives With Agricultural Research and Development
(UPWARD) is a network of Asian agricultural researchers and development
workers dedicated to the involvement of farming households, processors,
consumers and other users of agricultural technology in rootcrop research
and development. It is sponsored by the International Potato Center
(CIP) with funding from The Government of The Netherlands.
PCARRD Complex, Los Banos, 4030 Laguna, Philippines