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May 05, 2023 | News

Grant recognizes importance of tuber crop for African food and nutrition security

The Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) recently announced it will receive a 30 million dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to develop modern and efficient breeding systems for root, tuber, and banana (RTB) staple crops for sub-Saharan Africa.

April 28, 2023 | News

Events highlight opportunities and challenges for Tanzania’s potato sector

The Netherlands and Tanzania have been working together to develop the potato sector in Tanzania for the past six years. The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality now reports that the positive results of this cooperation have set the stage for further development, and organized a potato conference in Mbeya, Tanzania, in partnership…

April 20, 2023 | News

Europatat confirms main speakers for 2023 congress

The Polish Potato Federation and Europatat, the organisers of the first Polish edition of the Europatat Congress, recently announced the main confirmed speakers of the event taking place on 6 June 2023 in Gdańsk, Poland.

April 17, 2023 | News

World Potato Congress webinar features Potatoes USA representatives

On Wednesday April 19, 11:00am EST, Potatoes USA’s CEO and President Blair Richardson and Chief Marketing Officer Kim Breshears present the April edition of the World Potato Congress (WPC) webinar. Their presentation will focus on how Potatoes USA, the national marketing and promotion board representing U.S. growers and importers, is changing the narrative about the…

April 13, 2023 | News

Potato cooperative Agrico celebrates 50th anniversary

On April 2nd it was exactly fifty years ago that Dutch potato cooperative Agrico was founded. To celebrate this anniversary, the company will organize various events for growers, members, buyers and employees throughout the year. During these festivities, the company will reflect on the theme ‘With heart and soil. Committed to the next generation’, in…

April 07, 2023 | News

European campaign promoting fresh potatoes prolonged

Promotional bodies Bord Bia, Europatat and VLAM recently announced that their campaign “Potatoes, prepare to be surprised – Europe’s favourite since 1536”, will continue for three more years. The aim of the programme’s activities is to encourage the consumption of fresh potatoes among millennials in Ireland, France and Belgium.

March 31, 2023 | News

Dutch companies envision more sustainable Indian potato value chains

In a recent news release, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality reports that (Indo-)Dutch companies believe they can help establish more sustainable value chains for potato farmers who are struggling to get remunerative prices in certain regions of India.

March 21, 2023 | News

Consortium offers Kenyan potato farmers access to inputs, finance and markets

Potato farmers in Kenya’s Nyandarua county will benefit from the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by a consortium supporting the local potato supply chain, AgricoPSA reports. The producer of Kenyan certified seed potatoes declares the signing of the MoU in Nyandarua county earlier this month as an important milestone in establishing the…

March 17, 2023 | News

Specialists present opportunities of late blight resistant biotech potatoes

On Tuesday March 21, 2023, Dr. Marc Ghislain and Dr. Eric Magembe of the International Potato Center (CIP) will be presenting the World Potato Congress (WPC) webinar on the deployment of late blight resistant biotech potatoes in Africa.

March 09, 2023 | News

Potato supply chain contributes over 100 billion dollar to U.S. economy

The total economic contribution of the U.S. potato sector in 2021 is estimated to be 100.9 billion dollar, of which farm production alone accounts for 10.8 billion dollar. This is one of the main conclusions from an analysis carried out by economists and researchers at Michigan State University, marking the first time any organization has…

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