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2Blades is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Our non-profit structure allows us to undertake solutions to difficult problems for broad social benefit. We work hard to make our funds have the most impact, limiting overhead expenditures in our  development programs to a 10% cap.  We earn income to fund a portion of our expenses by licensing resistance traits at fair market value for commercial crops which aids in offsetting costs for programs for subsistence agriculture which are given away at no cost. 

The majority of our funding comes from generous individuals and foundations, who recognize our ability to seek and deliver solutions. Contact Diana Horvath for information.



Connect with the 2Blades team at the upcoming events:


July 28 – August 3rd 2018, International Congress on Plant Pathology, Boston, MA

Saturday July 28th, 09.00 – 17.00

SATELLITE MEETING: Biology of rust–host interactions and the future of durable disease resistance

Featuring 2Blades Group Leader, Dr. Peter van Esse

Friday August 3rd, 8.30am

2Blades organized Concurrent Session: Advancing Disease Resistant Traits from Lab to Field

Featuring Diana Horvath (2Blades), Leena Tripathi (IITA), Marc Ghislain (CIP), and Nicolas Champouret (Simplot)



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