Potato News from Pakistan
Pakistan is looking for markets for its record potato crop
May 12, 2022
Despite a lack of an efficient seed supply system, new varieties of seeds, and technical capacity of farmers as well as inadequate resources for seed systems, Pakistan has harvested a record potato crop
Pakistan university: Dried Potato Can Be Cheaper Energy Source In Animal Feed
September 20, 2021
The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) scientists found that dried potato can successfully be used as a cheaper energy source in animal feed formulation and can be added up to 30 percent in ruminant concentrate without any negative effect
KOPIA Pakistan Centre and Aeroponic Potato Seed Production System inaugurated at NARC
August 22, 2021
Opening ceremonies of KOPIA Pakistan Centre and Aeroponic Potato Seed Production System was held at NARC Islamabad.
Pakistan aims for Self-sufficiency for seed potatoes by mid 2022
March 26, 2021
Pakistan is poised to become self-sufficient in potato seed by mid-2022. The country is going to start producing high-quality, virus-free, third-generation potato seed.
Pakistan research council distributes 50,000 potato tubers to Gilgit Baltistan to promote disease free potato production
January 28, 2021
Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has provided over 50,000 potato tubers to Agriculture Department of Gilgit Baltistan (Northern Areas) in order to promote disease free potato production.
Government of Pakistan to form Potato Development Council
January 03, 2021
The government of Pakistan is committed to expedite the establishment of aPotato Development Council under the forthcoming Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF), revealed Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood.
Pakistan plans to produce 4.87 Million Tons of Potatoes
November 12, 2020
The Government of Pakistan has set a target to produce about 4.871 million potatoes and 2.220 million tons of onions during Rabi Season 2020-21 in order to fulfill the domestic requirements as well as for export.
Pakistan to Produce Two Million Disease-Resistant Potato Tubers Using Tissue Culture Technology
October 09, 2020
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) will Produce Two Million Disease-Resistant Potato Potato Tubers Using Tissue Culture Technology
Eleven new potato varieties approved for commercial cultivation in Pakistan
August 28, 2019
The Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recommended 11 new potato varieties for commercial cultivation in Pakistan.
China wants to buy potatoes from Pakistan
January 13, 2019
China is keen on building stronger socio-economic ties with Pakistan and is interested in importing more from the country, said Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, including potatoes
False Rumors of Export Ban, Duties cause unrest among Potato Growers in Pakistan
December 29, 2018
There have been rumors that the government of Pakistan banned potato export or levied duties on the export of potatoes. The Ministry of National Food Security & Research condemned these rumors and stated they are entirely false and fictitious.
Pepsico to invest 1 billion in Pakistan
December 20, 2018
PepsiCo plans to invest US$1 billion in Pakistan over the next five years, the PepsiCo Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA) Mike Spanos told Prime Minister Imran Khan in a meeting held in Islamabad late last month.