Breeding is prohibitively expensive

The international potato sector needs breeders who can guarantee long-term genetic advances of the potato crop.

The international potato sector needs breeders who can guarantee long-term genetic advances of the potato crop. The entire potato chain will benefit: from growers, processors, retailers to the consumer, thinks Gerard Backx, General Manager of HZPC. ‘A reasonable Return On Investment (ROI) for every breeder is then a conditio sine qua non’, he emphasises at the World Potato Congress in China. ‘If that doesn’t happen, breeding will become prohibitively expensive’, he sets the cat among the pigeons.

Jaap Delleman

 

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