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Potato News from Bangladesh

Bangladeshi scientists seek regulatory approval for a GMO potato resistant to late blight
Scientists in Bangladesh (BARI) have successfully field-tested a genetically modified (GMO) potato resistant to late blight, one of the most devastating potato diseases. Once the regulatory trial is over in February, they will apply for release of the variety.
Protests and transport blockades in Bangladesh disastrous for potato farmers
The ongoing campaign of protests and transport blockades by Bangladesh's second biggest political party, BNP, is taking its toll on public life and business activity, including potato farmers.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Farmers at Kanikoshalgaon village in Thakurgaon Sadar upazila harvesting early variety potato from a field to send those to different markets.
Farmers in Bangladesh's Thakurgaon region harvesting early variety potatoes are making good profit this season.
Bangladesh to introduce late blight resistant potato variety
The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (Bari) and Peru-based International Potato Centre (CIP) will introduce a late blight resistant potato for use in next season: Bari Potato - 46
In Bangladesh, hoarders and wholesalers have started lifting huge quantities of potatoes from cold storages in the district Dinajpur as prices of the vegetable are rising fast in the local markets.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Bangladesh potato export in the first two quarters until June 2013 fell by 33 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013