European drought could have a ripple-effect around the world

The sustained summer drought in Northern Europe is having a major impact on potato supplies and prices in across the continent and beyond.

The sustained summer drought in Northern Europe is having a major impact on potato supplies and prices in across the continent and beyond. Cedric Porter of World Potato Markets reports. The 2018 potato season in Europe will go down as one of the hottest and driest in recent years. June and July were particularly dry with June experiencing just a quarter of its normal rainfall and July not much more than a half. There were many days where temperatures rose above 30 degrees centigrade and potato crops shut down growth in response.

Cedric Porter is co-editor of World Potato

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