End Potato Late Blight in Africa

Bring a durable, blight-resistant potato to African farmers – and help fight the disease that triggered the Irish Potato Famine

1 million smallholder potato farmers in Kenya and Uganda

70% of potato crops can be destroyed by late-blight disease

7 million acres of potato crops affected globally

$10 billion in economic losses in developing countries each year

1 new disease-resistant potato that can boost African farmers’ production,
increase their incomes, and improve their families’ health.

 

“This would mean a lot more money to smallholders in Africa who can barely afford to send their children to school, purchase a nutritionally balanced diet, and access medical care.”

—Dr. Marc Ghislain of the International Potato Center (CIP) Kenya Office

End Potato Late Blight in Africa

Bring a durable, blight-resistant potato to African farmers – and help fight the disease that triggered the Irish Potato Famine

1 million smallholder potato farmers in Kenya and Uganda

70% of potato crops can be destroyed by late-blight disease

7 million acres of potato crops affected globally

$10 billion in economic losses in developing countries each year

1 new disease-resistant potato that can boost African farmers’ production, increase their incomes, and improve their families’ health.

“This would mean a lot more money to smallholders in Africa who can barely afford to send their children to school, purchase a nutritionally balanced diet, and access medical care.”

—Dr. Marc Ghislain of the International Potato Center (CIP) Kenya Office

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