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Potato News from Gujarat

Gujarat gets lion’s share of almost 27% in potato exports
The state ranked fourth in the production of potatoes after Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar with a share of 30%, 22% and 10%, respectively, in India’s total potato production.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Dutch suppliers of the potato (processing) sector explore opportunities in India at the Global Potato Conclave
Dutch potato processing companies are exploring opportunities to further develop the sector amid increased consumption for higher-end potato products. These dutch companies are here to take part in Global Potato Conclave.
India's Prime minister Narendra Modi to address the Global Potato Conclave at Gandhinagar, Gujarat
India's Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced today that he will be addressing the 3rd Global Potato Conclave at Gandhinagar, Gujarat through remote video conferencing tomorrow i.e 28th of January 2020.
Utkal Tubers India plans to ramp up its production of seed potatoes
Bengaluru-based potato seeds firm Utkal Tubers India plans to ramp up its annual production to 50,000 tons of high-yielding, disease-resistant seed potatoes across Gujarat, Assam, Punjab, UP, Haryana and Karnataka over the next three years.
Monday, December 23, 2019
Pepsico India's ownership of Potato variety FL-2027 again challenged in farmer protests
Farmers' rights activists on Tuesday planted FL-2027 seed potatoes on a plot of farmland in Ahmedabad, Gujarat to protest food and beverages major PepsiCo's reassertion of rights over the variety.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The FC5 potato variety is grown exclusively for PepsiCo's popular Lay's potato chips.
After discussions with the government, the Pepsico India has agreed to withdraw the cases against the potato farmers. In April Pepsico sued four farmers for cultivating a potato variety - FC5 - grown exclusively for its popular Lay's potato chips.
Pepsico India offers settlement to Gujarat potato farmers sued for infringing breeding rights
The legal battle between a number of potato farmers in Gujarat accused of illegally growing a proprietary variety and food and beverage manufacturer PepsiCo India may be headed for an out-of-court settlement.
Pepsico India under pressure to drop lawsuits for growing its potato variety without permission
Leading farmers unions and rights advocacy groups have demanded that the PepsiCo immediately withdraw all legal suits it has slapped on many potato farmers in different districts of Gujarat.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Pepsico sews Gujarat potato farmers growing its proprietary varieties without authorization
PepsiCo has sued three potato farmers in Gujarat complaining that they have been illegally growing and selling a variety of potato exclusively registered to Pepsico for the use of producing its Lays potato chips.
Centre of excellence for seed potatoes planned in Gujarat
A centre for excellence for potato-seed is all set to come up in Gujarat, through a collaboration between Indian and Dutch companies.