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Maine, US: Drought shrinks Aroostook County potato yields
October 15, 2020
This year’s potato harvest was met with an unrelenting drought that diminished crops and tied up water resources for Aroostook County, Maine farmers.
New research: nitrous oxide emissions 300 times more powerful than CO₂ are jeopardising Earth's future
October 14, 2020
Nitrous oxide emissions (300 times more powerful than CO₂) are jeopardizing Earth's future climate. Agriculture caused almost 70% of global N₂O emissions in the decade to 2016.
Atípica Helada Acaba con Cosecha de Papa en la Región Sureste de Coahuila, México
October 12, 2020
Esta pérdida además, impacta directamente a los cerca de 20 mil empleos directos e indirectos que genera el cultivo de papa en esta región de México
McDonald's is seeking boost resilience of its British potato supply chain to environmental degradation and climate impacts
September 28, 2020
Fast food giant McDonald's is working with McCain Foods and Prince's Countryside Trust to help farmers in the United Kingdom improve soil health and boost resilience to climate change and Brexit
PepsiCo Targets 100% Renewable Electricity Globally
September 22, 2020
Food and beverage leader joins RE100 initiative with ambition to achieve 100% renewable electricity globally for direct operations by 2030 and across entire franchise and third-party operations by 2040.
Summer drought still impacting potato farmers Prince Edward Island
September 18, 2020
Many potato fields across Prince Edward Island are not in the condition they usually are at this time of year due to the hot and dry conditions for much of July and August.
All Hail the Rise of the Climate - Smart Potato
September 08, 2020
The potential of the potato has only just begun to be realized. Some 368 million metric tons of potatoes were harvested globally in 2019, as people from Vietnam to Kenya, the Peruvian Andes to Rwanda produced a wide variety of the root vegetable, helping feed an estimated 1.3 billion people who rely on them as a staple food.
The potato is used to cooler climate and vulnerabe to environmental stresses; particularly to combinations of heat and drought.
September 01, 2020
The Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Vienna coordinates a consortium of 17 European leading academic research institutions, potato breeders, a non-profit EU association, a government agency and a screening technology developer.
New study on measuring efficiency in potato landraces: How far are we from the optimum?
August 28, 2020
A new publication by scientists from the International Potato Center (CIP) highlights the usefulness of combining crop growth model, remote sensing, and plant ecophysiological tools to assess genetic efficiencies in potato landraces.
Variedad de papas nativas del Parque de la Papa en Perú
August 17, 2020
El Parque de la Papa es un lugar único. Allí se cultivan 1.300 variedades de patatas, pero solo una de ellas puede dar respuesta a la crisis alimentaria.
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