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.
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