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How to improve the seed potato industry in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankans consume 228,000MT of potatoes annually, and the per capita consumption of potato has increased by more than five kilogrammes in the last 14 years. However, only 35 percent of the requirement is produced locally.
PepsiCo Targets African Growth With Offer To Acquire Pioneer Foods
PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) ("PepsiCo") today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Pioneer Foods Group Ltd.
Philippines: Benguet potato growers reported double yield with seed potatoes from Canada
According to the Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA), Benguet potato farmers reported a double yield with the use of seed potatoes from Canada.
Collaborative discussion between seed potato schemes
On 10 May, a meeting was held between AuSPICA, members of the Tasmanian Certified Seed Potato Scheme (known as TasSeed) and invited industry representatives.
European potato processor expands its production capacity for potato flakes
For a European potato processor, Idaho Steel and Kiremko have built four drum dryers with a total maximum capacity of 4.500 kg potato flakes per hour.
McCain Foods to build a frozen French Fry factory in Araxá, Brazil
Following the McCain Foods investments in Brazilian companies Forno de Minas and Sérya Alimentos McCain now announces the construction of a frozen French Fry factory in Brazil.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Intersnack Group to acquire 40% of Universal Robina Oceania
Philippine-based food company Universal Robina (URC) has announced the divestiture of a 40% stake in its Oceania subsidiary, URC Oceania, to the German snack food manufacturer Intersnack.
Indian farmer unions decide to put on a fight over seed potato variety rights
Indian Farmers’ movements have decided to put up a fight to ensure that farmers’ seed freedoms are not violated in any way. Many speakers also also felt that PepsiCo India should pay compensation to the Gujarat potato farmers involved.