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Signing ceremony between Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and Green System Pakistan Pvt Limited
October 09, 2020
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) will Produce Two Million Disease-Resistant Potato Potato Tubers Using Tissue Culture Technology
Chinese researchers identify a new potato disease
September 29, 2020
Undescribed disease has been observed on potato plants during the growing season, and in tubers during the storage period, from Nileke County, Qitai County and other locations in Xinjiang, China.
Kurdistan's Potato Farmers Protest Cheap, Banned Imports
September 28, 2020
Farmers dumped their potatoes in front of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s agriculture ministry in Erbil on Thursday, protesting banned imports that have pushed their produce out of the market.
Researchers identify new resistance genes protecting potato against Phytophthora infestans
September 23, 2020
In a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the James Hutton institute, a study of a diploid wild potato with a high resistance to P. infestans led to the discovery of new resistance genes
Kurkure witnesses a jump in penetration and order frequency as in-home consumption rises
September 23, 2020
Dilen Gandhi, Sr. Director and Category Head - Foods, PepsiCo India tells us how difficult the lockdown period was for Pepsico's Kurkure and how the company plans to leverage on the current rise in-home consumption for snacks.
The planter was launched in the key potato markets of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. FES partnered with Dewulf to provide Indian potato farmers with best in global technology
September 10, 2020
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s Farm Equipment Sector (FES), a part of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, today announced the launch of its new advanced Precision Potato Planting machinery, the new ‘PlantingMaster Potato +’.
Banas Dairy - one of the 18 cooperative unions under the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) - currently procures 7,000 metric tonne of potatoes and manufacturers potato-based products at a hired unit in North Gujarat. These ready to cook and serve potato products are currently being marketed under the brand “Amul Happy Treats.”
September 09, 2020
The Banas Dairy (part of GCMMF) potato plant will have an annual capacity to process 50,000 metric tonnes of potatoes. The company will produce French fries and 12 other potato products for local markets as well as export
The West Bengal state government (India) has a plan in place to curb spike in prices of potatoes
September 04, 2020
The Kolkata state government (India) had given seven days time to potato traders to lower its wholesale price to Rs 22 per kg so that it can be sold at Rs 25 per kg.
Binegaaa! potato chips: Calbee educates Japan on salt & vinegar
August 28, 2020
Salt & vinegar may be a popular flavor in the United States (4th place) and even more so in the UK (2nd place), but it ranks nowhere in the top choices for Japanese consumers, who usually prefer plain salted, nori seaweed and salt, beef or chicken stock (consomme), sour cream or wasabi.
Mongolia fully self-sufficient for wheat and potato, says agriculture minister
August 28, 2020
The Agricultural Minister of Mongolia, Zagdjav Mendsaikhan said the Asian country is expected to harvest 487,600 tons of wheat and 237,000 tons of potato this autumn
World Potato Congress Inc. Recognizes Zaotong as 'Potato Plateau Seed Potato Capital of the World'
August 24, 2020
On August 18, 2020, a meeting was held in Zhaotong city, China. World Potato Congress (WPC) President Roman Cools, Dr. Peter VanderZaag, WPC Secretary and Brian Douglas, General Manager attended virtually.
Across China: Hi-tech Potato Industry Boosts Poverty Alleviation
August 19, 2020
The potato industry in Ulanqab, dubbed the 'potato city' of China, has become one of the main industries to help farmers shake off poverty.
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