Potato News from Bangladesh
New potato varieties in Bangladesh for Chips and French fries: Valencia and Cartagena
October 25, 2022
Two potato varieties developed by the private firm ACI Seed are set to hit the seed potato market of Bangladesh next season, enabling farmers to produce industrial-grade potatoes that can be used for making ready-to-eat snacks
The Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) suggests a subsidy per kg of potato stored
October 04, 2021
The annual demand for potatoes in Bangladesh is about 9 million tons. The Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) urged the government to provide a BDT 9 (USD 0.11) subsidy per kilogram of potato stored in various cold storages in the country.
Facing excess potatoes, Govt of Bangladesh plans to support both export and potato processing
September 06, 2021
Facing excess potatoes, the government of Bangladesh has decided to provide all sorts of support for both export and processing
Bangladesh Agricultural Corporation (BADC) contract growers for the export of potatoes to Malaysia
April 20, 2021
Potatoes produced by contract growers of the Bangladesh Agricultural Corporation (BADC) are now being exported to Malaysia.
Next Generation potato varieties in Bangladesh
April 02, 2021
Agrico's Phytophthora-resistant Next Generation varieties Carolus and Alouette are cultivated in Bangladesh. These varieties provide a solid foundation for a sustainable and healthy crop. Because of their natural resistance to Phytophthora, they have increased yield security with the least possible input. This results in an optimum return.
Bangladesh imports two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial
January 10, 2021
Bangladesh is importing two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial. Success will save 20% yield loss and Tk100C in fungicide cost.
Bangladesh targets potato production of over 4 million tons for the Rangpur division
December 21, 2020
Bangladesh targets potato production of over 4 million tons just for the Rangpur division
Bangladesh imports over 2,000 tons of seed potato from the Netherlands
November 17, 2020
Bangladesh imports over 2,000 tons of seed potato from the Netherlands. Varieties include Diamond, Carolus, Margarita, Barcelona, and Accent.
Bangladesh Retailers still charge higher than govt-set price of potato
October 23, 2020
Potato was sold for Tk 42 to Tk 48 a kg in retail markets in the capital yesterday, a day after the government fixed the retail price at Tk 35.
Potato Farmers in Bangladesh suffer as a result of the huge surplus this year
May 31, 2019
This year, the potato harvest in Bangladesh was about 150% of what the domestic need is. As a result prices have crashed and despite the high yields, farmers suffer as the can not sell their product.
Bangladesh intends to export large surplus of potatoes
February 26, 2019
Commerce Minister of Bangladesh, Tipu Munshi on Saturday said Bangladesh has a surplus production of potato after meeting domestic demand. Bangladesh intends to export the surplus.