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Research: New method reveals whether your potato is organic or not
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new approach that helps public agencies and commercial interests combat fraudulently-labelled organic foods.
Monday, September 2, 2019
World Potato Congress Inc partner of the African Potato Association at the triennial conference in Kigali, Rwanda
During his presentation at the official opening of the 11th African Potato Congress in Kigali, Rwanda, World Potato Congress President Romain Cools announced the continuous effort of his organization to be a partner of the African potato sector.
Potato organizations seek to leverage potatoes to address malnutrition in Africa
Potato organizations on Monday called for deliberate efforts to increase potato and sweet potatoes production for sustainable nutritious food systems in Africa.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Ethiopian farmers help researchers select potato varieties that the market demands (Courtesy: CIP)
Potato is important to food security and a cash crop in Ethiopia with high potential to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, who account for 83% of the total population and hold 95% of agricultural land.
NC State grew the North Carolina sweet potato industry into a global powerhouse.(Courtesy: Bill Krueger / NC State University)
NC State grew the North Carolina sweet potato industry into a global powerhouse. Now we're leading the effort to breed sweet potatoes that could provide economic opportunities and better nutrition for people in African countries. (Courtesy: Bill Krueger)
Potatoes prevent food crisis in Ethiopia and restore 'dignity and hope'
Irish potatoes have prevented another major humanitarian food crisis in one of the poorest and most remote parts of Ethiopia, according to aid organization Concern Worldwide.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Cómo combatir las 200 enfermedades causadas por alimentos nocivos
La inocuidad alimentaria se perfila como un desafío internacional para evitar 420.000 muertes y 600 millones de casos de enfermedades al año en el mundo.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Potato Growers Pakistan concerned by false rumors of Export Ban, Duties
There have been rumors that the government of Pakistan banned potato export or levied duties on the export of potatoes. The Ministry of National Food Security & Research condemned these rumors and stated they are entirely false and fictitious.
Saturday, December 29, 2018