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Potato price surges by 28%-38% in UP, West Bengal as demand rises in the lockdown period
April 08, 2020
Potato prices have surged 28-38% in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, the top two producers of the tuber which has become the staple across India during the COVID-19-induced lockdown.
India's Prime minister Narendra Modi to address the Global Potato Conclave at Gandhinagar, Gujarat
January 27, 2020
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.
In Jharkhand, a homegrown innovation is driving up potato farmers' incomes
January 21, 2020
An easy to build structure helps farmers in Jharkhand to store their potatoes much longer
Turkish potato growers confronted with rising production costs
October 01, 2018
Due to increasing production costs related to the devaluation of the Turkish lira, profit margins of potato growers are declining by the day
Chinese scientists prevent potato sprouting with hydrophobic nano silicsa
July 11, 2018
Chinese scientists have developed a new method to prevents the sprouting of potatoes: Hydrophobic nano silica
Indian State Odisha Imposes Stock Limits On Potatoes to curb prices
May 10, 2018
In a bid to rein in prices of potatoes, the government of the Indian State Odisha has imposed stock holding limits on this Indian staple.
Farmers: Ammonia gas leak from cold storage destroys potato crop in 4 villages
January 03, 2018
An ammonia gas leak from a cold storage plant near Agra (UP, India) has caused damage to potato crops across four nearby villages, affecting some 500 farmers in the area.
Potato Production in China to rebound this marketing year
January 01, 2018
According to a GAIN-report prepared by the USDA staff in Beijing, China’s fresh potato production in marketing year 2017-2018 is forecast at 97 million metric tons, a five percent increase from the estimated 92 million metric tons in the previous year.
With 40% cold stores in Punjab flooded with old crops, potato glut likely this year too
November 18, 2017
Potato farmers in the Indian state Punjab are headed for another season of dwindling profits because the cold storage facilities are still flooded with old crop - and several other states are in a similar situation.
Potato production in Bamyan, Afghanistan increases 15 percent to 350,000 tonnes this year
November 12, 2017
Bamyan, the largest potato producing province in Afghanistan, produced 350,000 tons this year, an increase of 15 percent compared to last year.

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