International Potato Center unveils late blight-resistant potato for Kenya and Nigeria

Media: Farmers Review Africa

The International Potato Center (CIP) is working on providing market access to genetically engineered potato varieties with complete resistance to late blight disease for farmers in Kenya and Nigeria. The program run in conjunction with Michigan State University (MSU) has held confined lab and field trials in Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda with the cultivar showing absolute resistance to late blight– not tolerance– minimizing the risk of the pathogen’s adaptation