Monday, 20 August 2018


The CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), together with the International Potato Center (CIP), are delighted to announce the selection of 15 promising agricultural science students who have been awarded a scholarship to attend the upcoming 10th World Potato Congress in Cusco, Peru from May, 27 – 31.

The scholarship, co-funded by CIP and RTB, was awarded to students from public universities including in Lima, Cusco, Ayacucho, Chiclayo and Piura following a competitive process.

CIP and RTB make efforts to support Peruvian national institutions and the future of youth in agriculture.

“RTB is thrilled to support this unique opportunity for 15 agricultural science students, who through their participation in the event will gain valuable experience and insights into the challenges and opportunities for potato farming, research and business – not just in Peru but globally,” says Graham Thiele, RTB Director.

The Congress will bring together more than 800 scientists and potato industry experts from across the world to share interests, innovations, research and information on the theme of “Biodiversity, Food Security and Business”. Organized by the World Potato Congress Inc., the event is dedicated to supporting the cultivation and development of potato around the world. 

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