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UK Potato plantings down three per cent amid extreme weather conditions
The total area in Great Britain planted with potatoes is estimated at 119,000 hectares(ha), a fall of three per cent on the previous year. This would represent the third-lowest planted area on record, with an agricultural drought likely to affect yields.
German Potato Processing Industry Association expects crop shortage due to drought
The German Association of Fruit, Vegetables and Potato Processing Industry (BOGK) expects that the potato harvest in Germany and Europe will be significantly reduced in quantity, as well as quality compared to the previous year due to the long ongoing drought and heat wave.
Sustainable Food Policy Alliance intend to change US Policies on Food and Farming
Four of the largest food companies in the United States have launched the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, a new organization focused on driving progress in public policies that shape what people eat and how it impacts their health, communities, and the planet.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Extreme drought might impact European Potato crop growing on a slightly increased acreage
Total potato production in North-western Europe will be mostly determined by yield, as extreme drought plagues the crop, growing on a one percent larger acreage
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
World Potato Congress highlights scientific advances
Tubers were the talk of the town in Cusco, Peru during the week of May 27, when the 10th World Potato Congress (WPC) and the 28th Congress of the Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) were held together for the first time.
Las mujeres son las más afectadas por el cambio climático
En las zonas rurales de Bolivia, hacer una vida sostenible es cada vez más difícil para los pequeños agricultores. Y son las mujeres las que están enfrentando los efectos del fenómeno (Reportaje de la Deutsche Welle)..
McDonalds commits to targets for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction
QSR chain McDonald’s has announced it will partner with franchisees and suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to McDonald’s restaurants and offices by 36% by 2030 from a 2015 base year in a new strategy to address global climate change.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Struggling Potato Growers in Kenya turn to Contract Farming
To deal with climate pressures, potato growers in Kenya are turning to contract farming to earn more money and get better seed.
Sunday, January 14, 2018