While demand for potatoes is expanding throughout sub-Saharan Africa, productivity is still limited by a lack of clean, disease-free planting materials. This project seeks to boost food security and incomes among smallholder potato farmers by tackling one of their chief constraints-bacterial wilt disease-through introducing better disease detection tools and enhanced genetic resistance.
Improving diagnostics and resistance to potato bacterial wilt disease. Project profile.
Citation: International Potato Center. 2019. Improving diagnostics and resistance to potato bacterial wilt disease. Project profile. CIP. 2 p.
FOOD SECURITY, POTATO AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS, POTATOES
AFRICA, Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa