The Chile Pepper Institute Mission


The Chile Pepper Institute is an international non-profit organization devoted to education, research, publication and archiving information related to Capsicums or chile peppers. The Institute also seeks to preserve chile germplasm, of both cultivated and wild species, and to further studies of Capsicums diseases. Further, the Institute seeks to be an authoritative source of all types of information regarding Capsicums. It is a recognized University institute, organized and supported under the College of Agriculture and Home Economics of New Mexico State University

The Primary programs and activities are: publication of Chile Pepper Institute Newsletter and books on Capsicums-related subjects, research on new Capsicums cultivars and dieases; sponsoring and hosting the annual scholarly Chile Conference; serve as a bank for chile germplasm; and functioning as an international clearinghouse and archives for information related to Capsicums. In the near future, the Institute intends to mount a educational museum exhibition to further knowledge of Capsicums. Currently we are planning to have a Chile Pepper Institute exhibit at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, NM. The Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum will be open in December of 1997. We will have more details on the exhibit in future months.


The Board of Directors of The Chile Pepper Institute

New Mexico State University Ex Officio Directors



New Members receive a 1-year subscription to the newsletter, our Chile Institute decal, seed packets and other Chile items.

    Membership Categories:

  1. Non-Commercial Member . . . . . . . $25.00
  2. Professional Member . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00
  3. Small Business Member . . . . . . . . . $300.00
  4. Industry Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000.00
  5. Corporate Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,000.00

Send your donations to The Chile Pepper Institute, Box 30003, Dept. 3Q, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 88003. Make check out to NMSU Foundation/Chile Institute.

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This web page was last updated on April 4, 1997. If you have any further question please contact: The Chile Pepper Institute, Box 30003, Dept. 3Q, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 88003.