Jorge Andrade Piedra


Jorge is a scientist at the International Potato Center (CIP), with eighteen years of experience in research and development with small-scale potato farmers in the Andes with CIP and INIAP (Ecuador’s NARI). He is a member of the American Phytopathological Society and the Latin-American Potato Society. His research interests include epidemiology of potato late blight, seed systems, and innovation systems. Jorge obtained a PhD in Plant Pathology with minors in Epidemiology and International Agriculture from Cornell University, a M.Sc. in Plant Pathology from La Molina University in Lima, Peru and a B.Sc. in Agronomy (high honors) from Central University in Quito, Ecuador. His did post-doctorate studies in Cornell University and in CIP.