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April 13, 2023 | News

Potato cooperative Agrico celebrates 50th anniversary

On April 2nd it was exactly fifty years ago that Dutch potato cooperative Agrico was founded. To celebrate this anniversary, the company will organize various events for growers, members, buyers and employees throughout the year. During these festivities, the company will reflect on the theme ‘With heart and soil. Committed to the next generation’, in…

March 21, 2023 | Articles

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Innovation, or the process by which ideas lead to a creative approach to a given challenge, is the basis of the success of the Western European potato chain.

March 21, 2023 | Articles

Aviko invests to meet growth ambitions

In the Belgian town of Poperinge, in the middle of the Western European ‘potato belt’, Aviko has invested 200 million euros in a state-of-the-art French-fry factory. To meet the growing global demand for potato products as well as the company’s growth ambitions, the company plans to produce 175,000 tons of frozen chips and 12,000 tons…

March 21, 2023 | Articles

Manter responds to global demand for automation

As a response to the global demand for automation in the weighing and packaging of potatoes, Manter International introduced the Manter Smart Line (MSL) during the recently held client-relations days. ‘We develop all our new software, both electronic and mechanical control, in-house’, says Michiel Eilander, commercial director at the company.

March 21, 2023 | Articles

High demand for low-input varieties

To inform visitors about the field of participants at the international Potato Variety Days 2022 in Emmeloord and its surrounding area, PotatoWorld magazine prepared a useful e-book in advance. The editors asked all those who downloaded the free digital book what topics they find most important when it comes to breeding the potato varieties of…

February 17, 2023 | News

CIP appoints Dr. Simon Heck as Director General

The International Potato Center (CIP) Board of Trustees and CGIAR leadership have appointed Dr. Simon Heck as Director General of CIP and CGIAR Senior Director.

February 10, 2023 | News

NNZ Group receives special recognition by the Dutch king

In honour of its 100-year anniversary, NNZ Group has been awarded the title of “Koninklijk” (Royal) by the King of the Netherlands. In front of colleagues, relatives and close family, CEO Len Boot received the certificate presented by René Paas, the King’s Commissioner for the Dutch province of Groningen.

February 03, 2023 | News

Solynta and FreshCrop sign hybrid potato collaboration agreement in Kenya

The Dutch company Solynta and the Kenyan seedpotato company FreshCrop team up to facilitate future introduction of clean potato starting material in Kenya through hybrid true potato seed. The goals is to end to the shortage of clean starting material in the region.

January 27, 2023 | News

American study shows that diners will pay more for meals that include potatoes

A recent study of 1,500 consumers who eat out at restaurants identified habits and opinions of restaurant patrons related to potatoes. The study uncovered potato dishes consumers love to order when eating out, potato dishes they choose to swap in place of other options presented to them, and their overall expectations regarding potatoes at restaurants.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Giffen paradox

The World Potato Congress (WPC) recently took place in Ireland, where, of course, we were also present. A visit to this potato-loving country is not possible without learning about the Famine, the largest ever Phytophthora outbreak.

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