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February 03, 2023 | News

Solynta and FreshCrop sign hybrid potato collaboration agreement in Kenya

The Dutch company Solynta and the Kenyan seedpotato company FreshCrop team up to facilitate future introduction of clean potato starting material in Kenya through hybrid true potato seed. The goals is to end to the shortage of clean starting material in the region.

January 27, 2023 | News

American study shows that diners will pay more for meals that include potatoes

A recent study of 1,500 consumers who eat out at restaurants identified habits and opinions of restaurant patrons related to potatoes. The study uncovered potato dishes consumers love to order when eating out, potato dishes they choose to swap in place of other options presented to them, and their overall expectations regarding potatoes at restaurants.

January 20, 2023 | News

Breeders Trust aims for more control over Farm Saved Seed use with PBR Database

Breeders Trust announces the launch of a international pilot project, called PBR Database, to get a better grip on the use of Farm Saved Seed (FSS). According to the organization, this involves both getting a better grip in terms of collecting royalties (fair compensation) as well as countering illegal use of FSS.

January 13, 2023 | News

World Potato Congress Inc. announces new President and VP

World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) announces that Dr. Peter VanderZaag will step into the role of President and CEO of the organisation, and presents Dr. Nora Olsen as the new Vice-President of the congress.

January 06, 2023 | News

European exporters welcome WTO ruling in Colombia anti-dumping duties on frozen fries

The European Potato Processors’ Association (EUPPA) recently reported that arbitrators have ruled in favour of the EU in the World Trade Organization (WTO) appeal regarding Colombia’s anti-dumping duties on frozen fries originating from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

December 30, 2022 | News

UK manufacturer to launch latest innovations into the United States

UK vegetable handling equipment manufacturer Haith recently announced it will be launching its Mobile Water Treatment System and PRO-Sort mobile optical grader into the United States at North America’s largest potato industry trade show, Potato Expo.

December 19, 2022 | News

Harvesting crop insight tool ready to debut in North America

Precision agriculture technology HarvestEye will showcase its machine learning driven insights at North America’s largest potato industry trade show Potato Expo, strategically aiming to grow its presence in the leading potato growing states.

December 14, 2022 | News

Comprehensive analysis of the potato industry promised at UPGA Potato Business Summit

For a comprehensive analysis of the global and North American potato industry, United Potato Growers of America (UPGA) hosts the Potato Business Summit in the beginning of next year.

December 09, 2022 | News

WPC webinar focuses on international transport and the global potato chain

In its webinar held on Tuesday December 13, World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) focuses on international transport and the global potato value chain.

December 01, 2022 | News

Europatat Congress 2023 to take place in Poland

Together with the Polish Potato Federation, the European Potato Trade Association Europatat announced today that the next Europatat Congress will take place in Gdańsk (Poland) from June 5 to 7 June 2023.

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