Large amount of registrations and new exhibitors for PotatoEurope

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“The high rate of exhibitors that are new to PotatoEurope especially shows that companies are ready for a face-to-face event and that the event theme is a hit.”

PotatoEurope 2021, with the event theme “What’s Now, What’s New and What’s the Future”, will provide insight into current developments and the future of the potato industry.


Capacity building project for potato growers launched in Punjab

Dutch Ambassador Wouter Plomp giving his welcome remarks at the launch of capacity building project for smallholders potato growers in Punjab.

A project to increase productivity and sustainability was launched in Punjab, Pakistan.


GRIMME announces haulm topper and further features for VENTOR 4150

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The proven haulm topper, HT 400, is especially suitable for long, tough haulm in potato crops.

For season 2021, Grimme’s four-row self-propelled potato harvester VENTOR 4150 will be equipped with some new practical features.


PotatoEurope 2021 Innovation Award professional jury members announced

PotatoEurope 2021 Innovation Awards jury
The director of the Dutch Potato Organization (NAO) Dick Hylkema, Dutch Top Sector Agri & Food chairman Dirk Duijzer, managing director of the Plant Sciences Group of Wageningen University & Research Ernst van den Ende and PotatoWorld magazine editor-in-chief Jaap Delleman together form the professional jury, representing the different links within the potato chain.

PotatoEurope 2021 organiser DLG Benelux recently announced the members of the professional jury of the PotatoEurope 2021 Innovation Award.


RUCIP: New internal structure, European Delegate and rules

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Since the 1st of January of this year, the RUCIP European Committee has a new internal organisation.


DOWNS CropVision nominated for SIMA Innovation Award

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With over a year to go before the SIMA mechanization exhibition will take place in Paris in November 2022, the event organisation held a press day on January 28.


Pulp of red fleshed potato can be used to enrich gluten-free bread

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Potato pulp produced by processing red and purple fleshed varieties could become a new innovative substrate for gluten-free bread enrichment.


Potato LEAF reaches fundraising goal and announces Institute Alumni Summit

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At the beginning of January 2021, the Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (LEAF) announced it has achieved its inaugural fundraising goal of 2 million dollar for 2020.


Christophe Vermeulen new CEO of Belgapom starting January 2021

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Next to CEO of Belgapom, Christophe Vermeulen will also act as the director of FVPhouse.

The Board of Directors of Belgapom announced on December 3rd to have unanimously chosen Christophe Vermeulen as the successor to Romain Cools as the CEO of Belgapom.


Newly available: PotatoWorld’s Encyclopédie Pratique de la Pomme de Terre

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PotatoWorld magazine’s Editorial Director Jaap Delleman proudly presents the French edition of the publisher’s comprehensive Potato Handbook.

A new book has arrived/Un nouveau livre est arrive: Encyclopédie Pratique de la Pomme de Terre!


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