The project recognizes the enormity of the late blight problem and realizes that successful achievement of the goal requires effort from institutions/scientists worldwide. CEEM works with other institutions to achieve a common goal. Each institution plays an important and non-duplicative role. An important goal of CEEM is to facilitate the sharing of information and biological materials/technology that might contribute to a solution of the late blight problem. The formation of CEEM is now fostering partnerships with programs in Peru (GILB), Mexico (PICTIPAPA), Russia (Moscow State University and the N. I. Vavilov All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Industry), Poland (Mtochow). Research Center, Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute), and India (Central Potato Research Institute). Other members from other countries are also likely to join soon. Several private sector firms such as Nature Mark Potatoes, DuPont, Zeneca, Frito-Lay, Rohm and Haas, and federal agencies in USA (such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), are also cooperating with CEEM.
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