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Project Manager: Marc Ghislain
Reducing Crop Losses and Production Costs through Cultivation of Late-Blight Resistant-Varieties in Kenya and Uganda
Summary
Deploy bioengineered late blight resistant potatoes in African countries through partnerships with National Agricultural Research Services (NARS) and the private sector where biosafety regulations authorize the commercialization of bioengineered varieties.
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Enhance food security of resource–poor farmers in developing countries producing potato by reducing crop losses and cost of production through the cultivation of biotech varieties resistant to the late blight (LB) disease.
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Reducing Crop Losses and Production Costs through Cultivation of Late-Blight Resistant-Varieties in Kenya and Uganda
Release the best transgenic event of one African potato variety in Uganda and farmers adopting such biotech potato would increase profit by at least 40% or 450$ / ha
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Project details Date of project: From 2010 - To 2019 Crops: Potato Funds: USD 2,628,878
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