The final phase of the CEEM project ended
on June 30, 2005. Much of the work carried out during this
period was based on the External Review Committee’s recommendations
developed at the external review meeting held in Mexico, August
2002, and endorsed by CEEM’s international partners.
Previous CEEM progress reports detailed projects implemented
at Cornell University, Eastern Europe, and Mexico with new
sources of support. In the
final report we outlined the implementation steps to identify
new funding to sustain critical research that relates to controlling
the damaging effects of the potato late blight disease in Eastern
Europe and Mexico. The focus is to build strategies and synergies
for collaborative research on potato late blight control with
a strong base of support from national and international donors.
to make new collaborative linkages by exploring other multi-investor
Among these, support for PICTIPAPA (Mexico), IHAR (Poland),
and MSU (Russia) are of high priority.
CEEM and the Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II
(ABSPII) are currently working on the use of GM potato late
blight resistant cultivars in India, Indonesia, and Bangladesh.
(For more information visit the ABSPII website.)