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Integrated Management of Potato Bacterial Wilt


Contribute to reduce economic losses caused by potato bacterial wilt (BW) while improving sustainable potato production and crop competitiveness.


To develop, test and implement in collaboration with NARS and with farmers? participation sound IDM strategies through a better understanding of the disease epidemiology and the application and efficient use of highly sensitive detection techniques, cultural control practices, tolerant varieties and biological control agents.

Expected Outputs
Activity Description

Potential Impact(s) (Beneficiary/ies)

Beneficiaries of the project are potato farmers in mid-elevation regions of Peru, Bolivia, Kenya and Uganda. Intermediate users (secondary beneficiaries) are NARS, NGOs, and farmers? associations that are involved in potato production and research that whose capacity will be strengthened or built from collaborative research and CIP?s training and backstopping; and especially national potato seed programs and seed certification agencies worldwide that will benefit from the distribution of CIP?s BW detection kits for seed testing.

The development of sound and economically rational set of IPM recommendations and increased farmers? knowledge on disease epidemiology and control will contribute to improve farmers? livelihoods, food security and income.

Contact person

Dr. Sylvie Priou (
International Potato Center, Integrated Crop Management Division.
Apartado 1558, Lima 12, Peru.
Tel: +51 1 349 6017 ext 3049
Fax: +51 1 3175326


  • Liliam Gutarra (HQ)
  • Pedro Aley (HQ)
  • Paul Demo (SSA)
  • Peter Gildemacher (SSA)

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