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March 09, 2016 | Articles

World wakes up to the potential of the potato

We all know that potatoes are nutritious, versatile and have a much smaller environmental footprint than other crops, but it is only now that the rest of the world is waking up to that fact. But how many potatoes will the world need in the coming years? At World Potato Markets we recently made some…

December 16, 2015 | Articles

A bright future for fresh and processed potatoes

A shift to sales of processed potato products has allowed the industry to become more globalised, says Cedric Porter of World Potato Markets, but don’t write off fresh potatoes just yet.

September 16, 2015 | Articles

A new potato world order

The potato is becoming more global with production and consumption increasing in developing markets as pressure increases in the more established European and North American markets, writes Cedric Porter of World Potato Markets.

June 17, 2015 | Articles

EU production is forecast down in 2015, while stability reigns in North America

Guy Faulkner and Cedric Porter of World Potato Markets take a look at forecasts for EU and North American potato production this year. EU production is forecast down in 2015, while stability reigns in N America.

March 11, 2015 | Articles

Will the European advantage last?

Fresh potatoes might be important in individual markets across the world, but trade in potatoes is dominated by trade in products, especially frozen French fries. With potato consumption levelling off in developed markets in North America and Europe, fry processors are looking to other parts of the world to sell more products with that battle…

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