Posts made in January, 2014

Resistant varieties make the difference between having enough to eat – or not

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Excessive rains and an increased presence of late blight disease devastated the Cusco region of Peru in January-February 2010, which was declared a national emergency area. The food security of communities in the Paucartambo province of that region was maintained in large part thanks to two late blight resistant potato varieties, called Pallay Poncho and Puka Lliclla, developed by the International Potato Center. “Three years after their formal...

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