Participatory research by native farming communities and researchers led to production and selection of three new yellow potato cultivars with higher yield and improved nutritional qualities.
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