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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

E Green Global opens pilot lab for micro tuber production

In mid-September, the Korean company E Green Global (EGG) opened a pilot laboratory for the production of micro tubers on the knowledge campus of the University of Twente. ‘Now we can finally start producing locally and test our micro tubers in Europe in practice’, says the relieved Dutch representative of the company, Epi Postma. EGG…

December 21, 2022 | Articles

‘The Netherlands is the right partner for transforming the Indian potato chain’

The Indian agri-commerce company WayCool Foods wants to transform the food economy in India, included the potato chain. The company uses modern technologies to share knowledge with almost a hundred thousand farmers from whom they buy their products. In doing so, the company aims to increase the yields and support sustainable agriculture. Co-founder and CEO…

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.

October 03, 2022 | Blogs

Brushing up on knowledge for a successful farming business

This summer, I cycled from my home to Santiago de Compostella. A wonderful experience to be on the road alone for a long time, to meet a wide range of people and also to get to know myself in a new way. Both physically and mentally.

September 28, 2022 | Articles

Brushing up on knowledge

This summer, I cycled from my home to Santiago de Compostella. A wonderful experience to be on the road alone for a long time, to meet a wide range of people and also to get to know myself in a new way. Both physically and mentally.

September 27, 2022 | Articles

Entrepreneurship combined with daring and vision leads to increased potato turnover

Investing more than 6 million euros to sell baby table potatoes in a shrinking consumer market requires, apart from daring, a great deal of vision. The Norwegian family business Bjertnæs & Hoel is looking to the future and, as a result, is seeing its potato sales increasing every year. At their farm, the four entrepreneurs,…

September 27, 2022 | Articles

Sustainability and openness are important keywords at LC Packaging

LC Packaging’s parent company is located in a super modern and spanking new building on the A12 near the town of Waddinxveen. In 1923, the Lammers family in Amsterdam started trading in used jute bags. After almost a hundred years, the company presents itself now as an international producer and distributor of flexible packaging solutions,…

September 27, 2022 | Articles

Focus on achieving the highest possible quality

On the Roebroek family farm in Beek in the province of Limburg, nothing is left to chance. From the preparations for the new crop to the moment when the last stored potato leaves the storehouse, the focus is on achieving the highest possible quality. Every choice from cultivation to storage also involves a critical look at…

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