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What is GILB

The Global Initiative on Late Blight (GILB)  is  a  worldwide  concerted response  to  potato  late  blight,  the  most  devastating  potato disease that   threatens crops worldwide. GILB  is  a  network  of  researchers, technology developers  and  agricultural  knowledge  agents that serves as  a  platform to exchange ideas and opinions, and facilitates communication and   access  to  information. Although GILB incorporates partners worldwide, its primary aim is to  improve management of late blight in developing countries.


About Members

GILB has  over    480   members   from   72   countries.  Some members have taken on special responsibilites, such as writing or updating Country Profiles.  The member list in GILB is a great place to make contacts for information or collaboration. 

Member list



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Contact us at or fill in the online registration form here and after  you   receive   the   confirmation   e-mail,   login   and   complete  the registration with your personal information.


Contact us

Please  do   contact   us    with    questions,   suggestions  or  to provide information.  The   primary   email   address   for  GILB  is but you can also write any of the people below:

Coordinator, Greg Forbes

Associate coordinator, Julia Zamudio

Chair of the Steering Committee, Bud Platt