This poster and project brief visually describes the interacting project components working to improve food security of indigenous communities through development of potato cultivars with higher yield and nutritional qualities.
Diploid potato breeding through participatory selection for food security of indigenous communities in Colombia
Potato production represents the main economic activity in the Nariño region of Colombia, especially with smallholder farmers.Published date2014
In addition to improved nutritional content, the new potato varieties were found to be resistant to late blight disease, and with a higher yield; farmers incomes show increases of 18%.Published date2014
Journal articlesCROP DAMAGE AGRICULTURE POTATOES PLANT GENETICS
Quantitative resistance in potato leaves to late blight associated with induced hydroxycinnamic acid amides
Late blight is a serious economic threat to potato crop, sometimes leading to complete crop loss. The resistance in potato to late blight can be qualitative or quantitative in nature. Qualitative resistance is not durable.Published dateThursday, January 2, 2014 - 05:00