Across Regions, All latest monthly News, COVID-19 News, News March 2020, Organizations in the News, Pressreleases, Research

CIP responds to COVID-19 pandemic

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world and disrupt the operations of many organizations, the International Potato Center (CIP) says in a recent press release it is now actively taking measures to ensure its staff, beneficiaries and partners remain healthy.

CIP notes that teams are starting to work remotely, in line with best international practice and responses of host governments in the countries in which we work.

CIP has national offices in 19 countries where the spread of coronavirus poses a substantial threat. It wants to make sure its work does not exacerbate the problem. As such, CIP has updated its operations policies and made certain recommendations to staff members:

  • All international travel is currently banned.
  • National travel is heavily restricted.
  • All staff are encouraged to work from home, unless their job entails essential services that must be performed on site.
  • Taking a country-by-country approach, follow all instructions from donors and national and international health agencies.
  • Staff should observe all government guidelines and measures to ensure the health and safety of the public, family and partners.

CIP teams continue to perform internal risk assessments and business continuity planning to ensure the safety of staff while continuing its mission – as much as possible – to ensure food and nutrition security, income generation, and inclusive growth for resource-poor farming families around the world.

We continue to stand alongside our staff and beneficiaries during this international crisis,” CIP confirms.

The organization apologizes if information requests are delayed as a result of adapting to these new circumstances.

CIP suggests a list of trusted sources of information on the coronavirus and how individuals can help stop further spread of the disease.

CGIAR response to COVID-19

World Health Organization – Advice for the Public

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – How to Protect Yourself

Information is Beautiful – COVID-19 Data Pack

Source: CIP

Stockosorb 660 from Eco+

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher

[email protected]
[email protected]
Connect with me on LinkedIn
Follow me on Twitter
Visit Potato News Today on Facebook
Find us on Tumblr
About us
You are most welcome to send me potato news about your company, project, organization, country and more, folks! I’d be happy to spread the word.

SoilEssentials – TuberZone


Tomra Food



Volm Companies


Receive breaking potato news in your inbox

Folks, you are most welcome to share your email address with us - and follow us - if you want to receive an email as soon as we publish a breaking news item on Potato News Today. Please be assured: We will NOT misuse or share your email address with third parties at all.

Most read stories the past 24 hours

Chips are down: Asia faces COVID-19 fries shortage
Lamb Weston returns part of 2019 crop to growers
The future of drones in farming
COVID-19: Major impact on Idaho seed potato grower
UK: Elveden estate gets in Tuberzone precision to manage potato crops
World Potato Markets: Assessing a season like no other
Aussie potato growers spitting chips over European fries dumping threat
BlightCast now live and running for the 2020 potato season in the UK
On Farm Story from New Zealand: Spud family name's on the packet
Better potatoes post-harvest: Identifying diseases and engaging good management techniques

Archive of monthly posts

Loyal readers from around the world – thank you for visiting Potato News Today! Stats below…

  • 604,855