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Potato harvest in Iraq and the Kurdistan region has started

The potato harvest in Iraq has started. Staff of the Beirut Erbil Potato Processing Company (B.E.P.P. Co) - known in Iraq for their potato chips brands Mito and Mr. Krisper, but active throughout the entire potato supply chain - are working hard in various regions of Iraq from Karbala to Diyala to Al-Rabiah, Dohuk, Erbil, and beyond.

The potato harvest in Iraq has started. Staff of the Beirut Erbil Potato Processing Company (B.E.P.P. Co) - known in Iraq for their potato chips brands Mito and Mr, Krisper, but active throughout the entire potato supply chain - are working hard in various regions of Iraq from Karbala to Diyala to Al-Rabiah, Dohuk, Erbil, and beyond.

The company has imported seed potatoes from well-known global sources and is the exclusive distributor for several international companies such as such as Agrico, IPM, The Potato Company (TPC), Norika and Meijer Seed potato.

BEPP Co offers potato varieties such as:

  • BABYLON
  • RUDOLPH
  • RIVIERA
  • ARIZONA
  • ARSENAL
  • BANBA
  • BURREN
  • COMMANDO
  • SLANEY
  • MAVERICK
  • HERMES
  • LADY ROSETTA
 

The company imported 14,000 tons of seed potatoes belonging to the above-mentioned companies.

More than 7000 tons are distributed annually in the Kurdistan Region, including 4000 tons of seed potatoes planted for use by processing companies (Potato chips and French fries).

 

The company cultivates its fields geographically distributed over the entire area of Iraq using the latest agricultural mechanization tools such as planting machines, fertilizer machines, harvesting machines, huge bag filling machines, and box fillers.

At the headquarters of the Beirut-Erbil Company near Erbil, the company is performing fields trials, testing and experimenting with new potato varieties, in order to select varieties and to obtain a certificate for approval.
 

Abu Ghraib Test Station

The company also grows their certified cultivars in a demonstration plot (more than 45 certified cultivars!) in order to conduct a farmer's field day to see the quality and attributes of our certified cultivars grown under local conditions.
 

Erbil Test Station

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Potato harvest in southern Iraq 2/6/2021

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