PotatoPro Feed Potato Supply Chain https://www.potatopro.com/ en Scotty Brand announces first Ayrshire potatoes https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/scotty-brand-announces-first-ayrshire-potatoes Scotty Brand (a brand Branston Ltd) has welcomed the start of its potato and Scottish strawberry season in Ayrshire. The company has great sales hopes after the number of Scots buying local vegetables has increased. Thu, 24 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Ekaterina Carreras 127311 Potatoes continue to pack a punch for Irish family enterprise https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/potatoes-continue-pack-punch-irish-family-enterprise Smaller pack sizes and new packaging formats that allow potatoes to be microwaved for convenience, are among the industry trends being embraced by K&K Produce, which is based in Fingal, Co. Dublin. Thu, 24 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Malik Isaev 127303 Zimbabwe: Matabeleland South Potato Producer Laments Lockdown Induced Losses https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/zimbabwe-matabeleland-south-potato-producer-laments-lockdown-induced-losses The prolonged Covid-19 lockdown has brought more harm to potato production that any other crop being produced in Zimbabwe at the Agricultural Rural Development Authority (ARDA) Trek Antelope Estate in Maphisa, Matabeleland South. Thu, 24 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Malik Isaev 127299 Re-educating Nigerian Potato growers: from farming as a culture to farming as a business https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/re-educating-nigerian-potato-growers-farming-culture-farming-business The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has commenced training for Irish potato farmers in Kano. The training which began on Monday, June 21, will end on Friday, June 25, 2021. Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Ekaterina Carreras 127298 Sudan: Two Projects Promoting Potato Production to Be Implemented https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/sudan-two-projects-promoting-potato-production-be-implemented Potato cultivation has seen tremendous success in Sudan when productivity in some areas reached 28 tons an acre, like in the Alarqam Project of Western Omdurman here. The Meroe Dam Project (in Northern Sudan) has produced 20 tons per acre. Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Malik Isaev 127287 Iraq: New potato processing project to create more than 500 jobs https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/iraq-new-potato-processing-project-create-more-500-jobs Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a potato production factory in Duhok, set to provide 500 jobs and make use of local potato products. Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Ekaterina Carreras 127285 Research: Resilience and innovation in the agricultural sector in Europe https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/research-resilience-and-innovation-agricultural-sector-europe Wageningen University & Research has conducted research into the resilience of the agricultural sector. How do farmers keep in step with their environment? Examples include the changing weather conditions, climate change and government policy. Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Malik Isaev 127282 FAO Conference endorses new Strategic Framework to drive agri-food systems transformation https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/fao-conference-endorses-new-strategic-framework-drive-agri-food-systems-transformation Members of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today endorsed the new Strategic Framework that will drive the Organization's efforts to transform agri-food systems and address hunger, poverty, and inequality over the next decade. Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Ekaterina Carreras 127265 Catalyzing a greater supply of seed potato in Kenya https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/catalyzing-greater-supply-seed-potato-kenya As a food security crop and cash crop, potato is a source of income for farmers, traders and sellers. In Kenya alone, potato creates employment for 2.5 million people along the value chain amounting to an estimated annual worth of USD 480 million. Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Malik Isaev 127256 Kenya: Potato imports by fast-food firms to attract 30pc duty https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/kenya-potato-imports-fast-food-firms-attract-30pc-duty Major fast-food joints rely on imports from as far as Egypt and South Africa for the potatoes they use for French fries. Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Ekaterina Carreras 127237