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Potato News from Belgium

Despite current low prices, more potatoes planted in North-western Europe
The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) estimate that the growers in the 5 leading potato growing countries will plant 0,4% more potatoes than last year.
European potato sector concludes successful Europatat Congress
Europatat Congress 2018 was attended by over 90 participants from 21 countries and received very positive feedback, in particular regarding the high quality of the speakers and their refreshing and inspiring messages.
Potato Association Europatat welcomes Gilles Fontaine as new President
The European Potato Trade Association Europatat elected a new board yesterday. Gilles Fontaine was appointed President for the next three-years
European Commission bans all outdoor uses of neonicotinoids
The European Commission decided on Friday April, 27 2018 to impose a complete ban on neonicotinoids, referring to the risk they pose to wild bees and honeybees.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Starch Europe appoints Andreas Delvaux as Communication Manager
Industry association Starch Europe announced earlier this month that Andreas Delvaux joined the organisation as Communication Manager.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Searching for the occasional market for excess potatoes
Organisations representing potato farmers in Belgium and France, have started a project (interreg-GEPOS) to look for alternative destinations for potatoes in Belgium and the North of France in seasons marked by large surpluses.