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Why a new potato variety could be a game-changer for farmers in East Africa

Why a new potato variety could be a game-changer for farmers in East Africa

December 17, 2020
Imagine being a potato farmer in Ethiopia, Kenya, or Nigeria. On a small piece of land, which you depend on for food and income, you have spent months planting, weeding, and watering.
Pepsico UK are cutting carbon emissions by bringing potatoes full circle

Pepsico UK are cutting carbon emissions by turning potato peels into fertilizer

December 08, 2020
Pepsico UK has joined forces with British clean-tech firm CCm Technologies to reduce their carbon footprint by turning their potato waste into fertiliser.
Report: The potato value chain in Morocco

Report: The potato value chain in Morocco

October 16, 2020
The Wageningen Research Foundation (WR), being subsidised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in the context of the Policy Support 'Sustainable agricultural development in a food system approach' published a study on the potato value chain in Morocco.
New research: nitrous oxide emissions 300 times more powerful than CO₂ are jeopardising Earth's future

Agriculture responsible for 70% of nitrous oxide emissions - a greenhouse gas 300 times more powerful than CO₂

October 14, 2020
Nitrous oxide emissions (300 times more powerful than CO₂) are jeopardizing Earth's future climate. Agriculture caused almost 70% of global N₂O emissions in the decade to 2016.
Argentina: Yara Presentó un Programa Integral Que Permite Una Mayor Rentabilidad Para El Productor de Papa

Argentina: Yara Presentó un Programa Integral Que Permite Una Mayor Rentabilidad Para El Productor de Papa

October 12, 2020
La empresa noruega Yara lanzó al mercado la solución RicaPapa, que incorpora novedosas herramientas con el propósito de facilitar el acceso de los agricultores a nuevas tecnologías de fertilización.
Harvesting, prices and future plans: the potato situation in the regions of Russia

The 2020 potato harvest in the various regions of Russia

October 10, 2020
Since the start of autumn, potato producers in the regions of Russia have been facing many challenges, new and old. In the Russian Federation, the average annual volume of potatoes used for food purposes is estimated to be at 13-14 million tons, which makes potato one of the most important crops in Russia. In this article, we present information about the potato situation in various regions of Russia.
Harvesting, prices and future plans: the potato situation in the regions of Russia

The 2020 potato harvest in the various regions of Russia

October 10, 2020
Since the start of autumn, potato producers in the regions of Russia have been facing many challenges, new and old. In the Russian Federation, the average annual volume of potatoes used for food purposes is estimated to be at 13-14 million tons, which makes potato one of the most important crops in Russia. In this article, we present information about the potato situation in various regions of Russia.
McDonald's is seeking boost resilience of its British potato supply chain to environmental degradation and climate impacts

McDonald's and McCain offer climate resilience funding for UK potato farmers

September 28, 2020
Fast food giant McDonald's is working with McCain Foods and Prince's Countryside Trust to help farmers in the United Kingdom improve soil health and boost resilience to climate change and Brexit
La Rioja estudia ayudas al sector de la patata, entre ellas una línea para inversión en maquinaria agrícola

La Rioja estudia ayudas al sector de la patata, entre ellas una línea para inversión en maquinaria agrícola

September 07, 2020
La consejera de Agricultura, Ganadería, Mundo Rural, Territorio y Población, Eva Hita; la directora general de Agricultura y Ganadería, María Jesús Miñana y la directora general de Desarrollo Rural y Reto Demográfico, Nuria Bazo, se han reunido en la Cooperativa de Rioja Alta en Santo Domingo de la Calzada con su presidente, Emilio García, y su Consejo rector para analizar la campaña de la patata y la situación del sector en La Rioja.
Kenya: Government approves high yield potato seeds

Kenya: 'high input' approach potato cultivation pays off

February 25, 2020
In Kenya, potatoes are a key staple food, second only to maize. Yet its potato value chain has been underdeveloped for decades also. This has been acknowledged by the Kenyan government.

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