About GILB

The Global Initiative on Late Blight (GILB) is a worldwide concerted response to potato late blight, the most devastating disease that threatens potato 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.

Successful Third International Late Blight Conference

Third International Late Blight Conference - China 2008

The Third International LB Conference held in Beijing from 3-5 April, 2008, sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the International Potato Center and GILB was a great success. One hundred fifty four people attended representing 34 countries. PDF files of presentations and posters are now online.


Conference website

Program and abstracts from the Conference