World potato output tops 400 million tonnes and is heading for half a billion

World potato production could reach 400 million tonnes for the first time this year and may reach 500 million tonnes within the next decade, says Cedric Porter, co-editor of World Potato Markets.

World potato production could reach 400 million tonnes for the first time this year and may reach 500 million tonnes within the next decade, says Cedric Porter, co-editor of World Potato Markets.

 

Estimating world potato production is not an exact science. The last official estimate by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation was in 2014, when it was estimated that 382 million tonnes of potatoes were produced…

 

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