Biotech potato research for Asia, Africa

Media: ISAAA

Late blight is one of the major potato diseases that can cause crop and income loss to farmers. The United States has pledged funds to address this problem in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kenya, and Nigeria. The Feed the Future Global Biotech Potato Partnership led by the Michigan State University (MSU) aims to bring Late Blight-resistant (LBR) potatoes to the four countries and possibly to other Feed the Future target countries through funds provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the next five years