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Odisha government seeks renewal of agreement with International Potato Centre
October 27, 2020
Even as the State Potato Mission failed to take off due to the lack of direction and apathy of the government to the project, it has expressed it desire to revalidate the contract with the International Potato Centre (CIP) for intensification of potato production.
India resumes import of potatoes from Bhutan
October 23, 2020
India on Saturday threw open its domestic market for certain agricultural commodities including potatoes from Bhutan.
Retailers still charge higher than govt-set price of potato
October 23, 2020
Potato was sold for Tk 42 to Tk 48 a kg in retail markets in the capital yesterday, a day after the government fixed the retail price at Tk 35.
IFF Opens New Dubai Taste Creative Center
October 23, 2020
IFF announced the opening of a new creation, application and innovation center for its Taste division in Dubai, UAE to better serve its customers’ unique needs and drive growth in the African, Middle Eastern, Turkish and Indian markets.
FPS Opens New Manufacturing & Service Centre in Thailand
October 20, 2020
FPS Food Process Solutions Corp. announced the opening of a manufacturing & service center in Thailand, expanding its global presence to meet growing customer demand.
Signing ceremony between Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and Green System Pakistan Pvt Limited
October 09, 2020
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) will Produce Two Million Disease-Resistant Potato Potato Tubers Using Tissue Culture Technology
Chinese researchers identify a new potato disease
September 29, 2020
Undescribed disease has been observed on potato plants during the growing season, and in tubers during the storage period, from Nileke County, Qitai County and other locations in Xinjiang, China.
Kurdistan's Potato Farmers Protest Cheap, Banned Imports
September 28, 2020
Farmers dumped their potatoes in front of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s agriculture ministry in Erbil on Thursday, protesting banned imports that have pushed their produce out of the market.
Kurkure witnesses a jump in penetration and order frequency as in-home consumption rises
September 23, 2020
Dilen Gandhi, Sr. Director and Category Head - Foods, PepsiCo India tells us how difficult the lockdown period was for Pepsico's Kurkure and how the company plans to leverage on the current rise in-home consumption for snacks.
Researchers identify new resistance genes protecting potato against Phytophthora infestans
September 23, 2020
In a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the James Hutton institute, a study of a diploid wild potato with a high resistance to P. infestans led to the discovery of new resistance genes
The planter was launched in the key potato markets of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. FES partnered with Dewulf to provide Indian potato farmers with best in global technology
September 10, 2020
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s Farm Equipment Sector (FES), a part of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, today announced the launch of its new advanced Precision Potato Planting machinery, the new ‘PlantingMaster Potato +’.
Banas Dairy - one of the 18 cooperative unions under the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) - currently procures 7,000 metric tonne of potatoes and manufacturers potato-based products at a hired unit in North Gujarat. These ready to cook and serve potato products are currently being marketed under the brand “Amul Happy Treats.”
September 09, 2020
The Banas Dairy (part of GCMMF) potato plant will have an annual capacity to process 50,000 metric tonnes of potatoes. The company will produce French fries and 12 other potato products for local markets as well as export
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