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Peter Poortinga, CEO of Solynta and Frank Terhorst, EVP Strategy & Sustainability at Bayer AG
juni 24, 2024

Bayer and Solynta collaborate to advance true potato seed in smallholder markets

Bayer and Solynta have reached an agreement to collaborate on the commercialization and distribution of true potato seeds in Kenya and India.
The UN says 40% of the world's land is already unable to sustain crops
juni 22, 2024

UN food chief on soil degradation: Poorest areas have zero harvests left

Droughts and flooding have become so common in some of the poorest places on Earth that the land can no longer sustain crops, the director of the World Food Programme’s global office has said.
Seeds of Transformation: Empowering Rwanda's Farmers through Innovative Potato Varieties and Sustainable Agricultural Practices
mei 13, 2024

Cultivating Innovation: Transforming Rwanda’s potato industry with new varieties

The lack of quality seed for improved varieties has been attributed to the limited capacity of seed multipliers to produce enough to meet farmer’s demands.
Egyptian Potato Fields: Thriving Despite Global Challenges
mei 03, 2024

Egyptian potato exports to Asia immune to red sea crisis

The outbreak of the Red Sea crisis has taken its toll on many Egyptian export campaigns - citrus fruits being the first casualty - but it seems that the potato export campaign is holding up well. 
Egypt’s pressure on the potato markets fueled by the sharp devaluation of pound
maart 25, 2024

Egypt’s pressure on the potato markets fueled by the sharp devaluation of Egyptian pound

According to EastFruit analysts, the sharp devaluation of the Egyptian pound is having a noticeable impact on the potato market in Europe.
Lynette Dinga (WFP Nutritionist), Chalmers Mulwa (CIP Scientist), Simon Heck (CIP DG), Lauren Landis (WFP Country Director Kenya), George Njoroge (WFP Head of FtMA), Robert Ackatia-Armah (WFP Head of Programme Support)
maart 16, 2024

Empowering Nutrition, Building Resilience: World Food Programme and International Potato Center Join Forces

To combat hunger and malnutrition, the World Food Program (WFP) and the International Potato Center (CIP) have extended their partnership for a further four years with a new memorandum of understanding (MOU)
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The celebration included an evaluation of the program's results in its fourth consecutive season
januari 29, 2024

PepsiCo Egypt celebrates the fourth harvest season of potatoes through the "She Feeds the World" program in Beni Suef

Through the program, PepsiCo Egypt aims to provide support to 390,000 individuals by empowering 10,000 female farmers in the governates of Beheira, Giza, Minya, and Beni Suef.
Egyptian processing potatoes were an important source for European factories from February to May
november 30, 2023

Egyptian processing potatoes were an important source for European factories from February to May

Yassen Abdelhay, export advisor at Arafa Group, reports on the crucial period for European factories from February to May 2023, and how Egyptian producers played a key role during this phase.
Agrico and Agrico PSA to expand their activities into Tanzania
november 29, 2023

Agrico and Agrico PSA to expand their seed potato activities in Tanzania

By signing the distribution agreement with Fraxen Consult Ltd, Agrico seed potatoes will be exported to small-scale farmers in Tanzania later this year.
Market of opportunities: Pacprocess Middle East Africa (MEA) and Food Africa ready for kick-off
november 27, 2023

Market of opportunities: Pacprocess Middle East Africa (MEA) and Food Africa ready for kick-off

From 12 to 14 December 2023, Food Africa and pacprocess Middle East Africa will again become the stage for the newest technologies and concepts, building important bridges for partnerships that go beyond borders.
Nigeria’s GM Potato project concludes first-year trial, shows 300% yield advantage
november 23, 2023

Nigeria’s GM Potato project concludes first-year trial, shows 300% yield advantage

The Genetically Modified (GM) Potato Project ongoing in Nigeria has concluded its first-year multi-locational confined trial in three locations
Food Africa and pacprocess MEA to launch in December with an even larger area
november 05, 2023

Food Africa and pacprocess MEA to launch in December with an even larger area

Following the success of Food Africa and pacprocess MEA last year, concrete plans to expand this year’s duo of trade fairs have begun. Here, exhibiting companies can expand their contacts in Africa and the Arab region in a targeted manner.
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