A Crop Pandemic Would Be as Devastating for Biodiversity and Food Security as COVID-19
December 29, 2020
Biodiversity loss threatens national security. We need to invest in technologies to preserve our vital food varieties.
Why a new potato variety could be a game-changer for farmers in East Africa
December 17, 2020
Imagine being a potato farmer in Ethiopia, Kenya, or Nigeria. On a small piece of land, which you depend on for food and income, you have spent months planting, weeding, and watering.
Rwandan entrepreneur Apollinaire Karegeya is growing potatoes without soil and with little water.
December 04, 2020
A Rwandan entrepreneur is pioneering the use of innovative farming technology that, he believes, is set to play a major role in feeding the growing population in his country, amid increasing pressure on arable land.
The government of Pakistan plans to produce 4.87 Mln Tons Potatoes
November 12, 2020
The Government of Pakistan has set a target to produce about 4.871 million potatoes and 2.220 million tons of onions during Rabi Season 2020-21 in order to fulfill the domestic requirements as well as for export.
Gobierno de Colombia anuncia incentivo de USD 30 mil millones para productores de papa
November 09, 2020
Durante el programa Prevención y Acción, el presidente Iván Duque anunció que su gobierno planea entregar 30 mil millones de pesos a pequeños y medianos productores de papa que se han visto afectados por la pandemia y que, recientemente, dieron a conocer la gravedad de su situación denunciando abandono por parte del Estado.
Online Potato Days HZPC showcase new reality
November 06, 2020
The annual Potato Days in Joure are a valued networking event attracting hundreds of growers and customers from many countries.
First True Potato Seed (TPS) Trial of Solynta and Solidaridad in Mozambique Shows Great Potential
October 16, 2020
A first pilot using True Potato Seed (TPS) in Angonia District, Tete province in Mozambique, conducted by Solidaridad and Solynta shows great potential to drastically improve and innovate potato production in Mozambique.
Appreciation of the food and agriculture sector increases, following years of decline
October 15, 2020
Public appreciation of the food and agriculture sector is greater in 2020 than it was two years ago. This applies to all sub-sectors, apart from pig farming, which is held in the same esteem as it was in 2018.
Pilot project could make growing potatoes cheaper, more accessible in the North
September 23, 2020
Northern Farm Training Institute will test a range of potato varieties to see which do best in Northern Canada. This pilot project could approved earlier this month could improve food security.
Signing ceremony between Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and Green System Pakistan Pvt Limited
October 09, 2020
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) will Produce Two Million Disease-Resistant Potato Potato Tubers Using Tissue Culture Technology


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