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.

Traditionally potatoes were largely a local crop eaten close to where it was grown. The fact that it is a crop that could grow in a variety of conditions meant that it became very important for feeding communities that were establishing themselves across the world. But the bulky nature of potatoes and their relatively short storage life in comparison to grains and pulses meant that any shipments of potatoes were across relatively short distances. 



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