Potato News from Africa
Concern that price of frozen potato products in South Africa will increase
May 25, 2023There are concerns among some economists that the price of frozen potatoes may increase, adding to already high food inflation in South Africa.
World Potato Congress 2026 to be held in Nairobi, Kenya
May 23, 2023World Potato Congress Inc. has announced that World Potato Congress 2026 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme for the event is 'Developing Global Potato Partnerships for Enhanced Food Systems, Food Security and International Trade'.
Are potatoes from Egypt a solution for the potato shortage in Europe?
May 18, 2023This year is marked by strong demand and insufficient supply of potatoes, a situation that professionals of the industry and media go so far as to call 'the global potato shortage'.
Las patatas egipcias obtienen buenos resultados en el mercado español
May 17, 2023Este año se ha caracterizado por cambios en el clima mundial que han trastocado las producción de patatas y provocado alteraciones en los canales de aprovisionamiento.
Better Potatoes, Better Planet: McCain Farm of the Future Africa set to transform potato farming in South Africa
April 27, 2023McCain Foods Limited, one of South Africa’s leading frozen food manufacturers, has officially opened its Farm of the Future Africa in Lichtenburg, North West, the second of three locations planned by 2025.
FPS Food Process Solutions Opens Middle East/Africa Hub in Morocco
April 12, 2023FPS Food Process Solutions , a global leader in turn-key freezing and cooling equipment, opens a new Middle East/Africa (MEA) office in the port facility of Tanger Med, Morocco.
Egypt exported a record volume of potatoes to Southeast Asia in 2022
April 10, 2023By the end of 2022, Egypt exported a record volume of potatoes to the countries of Southeast Asia, EastFruit reports. Indonesia remained the main destination for their supply, and exports more than doubled last year.
Serial entrepreneur carves a niche with potato processor
April 03, 2023The potato value chain has been the main pain point for Kenyan farmers for decades now. After a bumper harvest, thousands of tonnes go to waste. And this is where Wedgehut Foods carved a niche.
Kenya Potato Consortium to lay groundwork for local value chain
March 28, 2023It may be recalled how shocked Kenyans were when reports began filtering in the media last year January 2022 that the multinational food giant KFC has run out of ‘fries’ for customers following the non-delivery of potatoes from their overseas suppliers.
Ensayo de salinidad en Egipto: una variedad de patata resistente a los altos niveles de salinidad del agua
March 08, 2023El obtentor de patatas y exportador de semillas holandés HZPC ha completado un ensayo de salinidad en Egipto con la cosecha organizada a finales de enero.