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Potato News from Belgium

Dutch Potato Processing company Aviko builds greenfield french fry factory in Belgium
Dutch-based company Aviko, one of Europe’s biggest producers of fresh, frozen, dried and specialty potato products, has announced a major investment in its production capacity in Poperinge, Belgium.
Reaping what you sow: Overcoming Challenges to Harvest
One of the three most cultivated and eaten food products in the world, the demand for potatoes continues to increase despite heightened uncertainty within the sector. Last year European potato production was hit by the worst drought in more than 40 years.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Potato Europe attracts wide audience
Growers, suppliers, grubbing demonstrations - everything to do with potatoes. That is what the latest edition of Potato Europe was all about. This year, this trade show was held in Doornik/Tournai, Belgium on 4 and 5 September.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
NEPG estimates upcoming potato harvest on almost 5 years average level
The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) estimates the forecasted potato harvest 2019 between 27 and 27,3 million tons for the 5 leading potato countries. This is 3% more than the 5 years average and 12% more than last year.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Made for sorting potatoes by the grower: the new TOMRA 3A improves on the FPS
TOMRA Sorting Food has introduced the TOMRA 3A sensor-based sorting machine for freshly harvested root crops, offering potato growers unrivalled sorting capabilities, dependability, and affordability.
Friday, September 6, 2019
An international fair at the heart of the Belgian potato sector.
On 4 and 5 September the international potato fair PotatoEurope 2019 will take place in Tournai. That the fair continues to grow is demonstrated by the fact that there are almost 20% more exhibitors from 17 different countries.
Monday, September 2, 2019