The AsiaBlight Network takes its expertise to the field
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In China, the leading obstacle before higher potato yields is late blight disease. When this fungus takes hold in a potato crop, it can claim up to 80% of the total yield, making the harvest unfit for sale and gutting farmer profits.
In response to this disease, the AsiaBlight Network formed a coalition of farmers, scientists, and government officials to develop an integrated approach to managing, and eventually eradicating, late blight disease with an aim to improve nutrition and food security for billions throughout Asia.
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