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Potato News from Indonesia

Dutch experts help Indonesia deal with potato pests
Potato cultivation in the highlands of Indonesia is plagued by a number of pests, including Potato Cyst Nematodes and Phytophthora infestans. Dutch experts help their Indonesian counterparts to find the right approach for control.
WTO ruling against import licensing scheme Indonesia creates export opportunities for potato processing companies
The National Potato Council applauds the United States Trade Representative’s victory in the World Trade Organization (WTO) case against Indonesia’s restrictive import licensing scheme.
Indonesia fights against illegal potato imports
In response to protests of potato farmers, the Indonesian government pledged on Thursday to immediately stop illegal potato imports that have put local farmers at risk.
Salim Group signs R&D agreement with Dutch JV to boost Potato Production in Indonesia
The Salim Group, one of Indonesia's largest business groups, signed a R&D agreement worth $10 million with seed producer East West Seed Indonesia in The Hague last Friday to boost potato production in Indonesia. East West Seed Indonesia is a JV between Enza Zaden and East West International.
Potato cultivation partially responsible for landslide in Indonesia
Potatoes cultivation is partly to blame for a recent landslide in Wonosobo, Central Java, as farmers engage in unsafe planting practices that harm the environment to try to reap high prices - according to a study revealed last week.
Indonesian extension officers receive training in monitoring insect pests in potatoes (Courtesy West Australian State Government)
Dozens of hectares of potato plantations in Central Java, have died in just a few hours after being stricken by frost.