Potato growers propose pan-European approach to resolve contract issues with processors due to extreme weather
August 14, 2018
The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) conclude that the potato production this year in North-Western Europe will be much lower than average and that quality issues will be a main challenge.
Continuing drought and extreme heat a disaster for the potato harvest and processors
August 08, 2018
The extreme heat and drought is a disaster for the upcoming potato harvest. And for processors too: in Belgium, potato chips manufacturer Roger&Roger (Croky) temporarily halts production of some its flavours to manage the lack of potato supply.
UK potato processing companies say serious issues with potato supply 'extremely likely'
August 03, 2018
The Potato Processing companies in the United Kingdom have released a statement through the Potato Processors’ Association Ltd (PPA), expressing their concern for the impact of current weather conditions on UK potato processing sector.
UK Potato plantings down three per cent amid extreme weather conditions
August 02, 2018
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
July 27, 2018
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
July 12, 2018
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.
Extreme drought might impact European Potato crop growing on a slightly increased acreage
July 11, 2018
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
World Potato Congress highlights scientific advances
June 10, 2018
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
April 24, 2018
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
March 21, 2018
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.