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June 20, 2023 | Articles

2022 saw potato trade records smashed

Potato trade broke new volume and value records in 2022 as demand came roaring back as the pandemic subsided, unique analysis from World Potato Markets shows. The value of exports of potato products, fresh ware potatoes and seed potatoes leapt by 34.2% to €18.366 billion, which was €3.636 billion or 20% more than the pre-pandemic…

June 20, 2023 | Articles

A lot of up-to-date information at American Potato Expo trade fair

At the beginning of January, the U.S. potato sector meets annually at the Potato Expo trade fair. The venue of the event changes for every edition, this year it was Denver in the potato state of Colorado. In addition to getting-together and active trading, various organisations and companies provide a lot of information about current…

June 20, 2023 | Articles

‘Our growth opportunities lie in countries with a great deal of non-certified seed potatoes’

In February this year, HZPC received the ‘Royal’ designation. A fantastic milestone for the 125-year-old company, but ultimately it’s the future vision that determines whether a company remains successful. Gerard Backx, CEO of the Royal HZPC Group, looks ahead and sees opportunities for varieties with a wide range of resistances in countries where the population…

June 16, 2023 | News

Europatat looks back at a successful congress for the European potato sector

European Potato Trade Association Europatat reports that the 2023 edition of its annual congress has been a successful event for the European potato community. The association reports that over 100 participants from more than 14 different European and non-European countries took part in the Europatat Contress 2023, co-organised by the Polish Potato Federation.

June 01, 2023 | News

Survey finds potatoes are America’s favorite vegetable

A recent survey conducted by Potatoes USA finds that potatoes are America’s favorite vegetable for the 7th year in a row.

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…

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