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November 25, 2020 | Articles

A prospect of brighter skies to come

No part of the potato industry has been untouched by the virus. There has been plenty of bad news, but there has been some good news too, writes Cedric Porter, Editor of World Potato Markets.

September 23, 2020 | Articles

Trade access is a hot potato

Most potatoes in the world are eaten in the country where they are grown, but over recent years trade has become a vital part of the potato industry. Exports have inevitably been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, but the crisis has also increased tensions between the world’s largest exporting and importing nations.

March 11, 2020 | Articles

Record 2020 EU-5 plantings expected

Growers in the five key western European potato countries are expected to increase their plantings this year, which raises the risk of over-production if growing conditions are good, writes Cedric Porter.

November 20, 2019 | Articles

Price formation

People take it for granted that potatoes are always available, everywhere. However, there’s a whole world hidden behind the potato. On the supply side, a lot is going on with regard to potato varieties and storage techniques, big data, robotisation, the income development of the growers and so on.

October 16, 2019 | Articles

Jan-Willem Grievink, FoodService Institute: Whoever wins the battle for the stomach, will prosper in the food sector

During the annual meeting of the Dutch Potato Organisation (NAO), the guest speaker was enthusiastically inspiring with a motivational presentation. Under the title ‘The new battle for the stomach’ director Jan-Willem Grievink of the FoodService Institute (FSIN) shared his vision on strategic changes in the food sector with members and guests. ‘The battle for the…

October 10, 2019 | Articles

The heat is on

Weather has dominated the potato market over the last two years and is becoming increasingly important to the fortunes of growers.

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