Major US project to improve potato production in Bangladesh and Indonesia led by University of Michigan
November 11, 2015
The US Agency for International Development has awarded Michigan State University (MSU) a $5.8 million cooperative agreement to improve potato production in Bangladesh and Indonesia. Additional partners include the University of Minnesota and J.R. Simplot as well as in-country partners in both Bangladesh and Indonesia.
United States sets food waste reduction goals
September 22, 2015
In the United States, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg have announced the first-ever national food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50% reduction by 2030.
Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of TOMRA’s Resource Revolution?
September 03, 2015
Food sorting machines with the ability to think like humans could solve the greatest challenges facing the industry today, says TOMRA Sorting Food.
Dutch saltwater potatoes offer hope for world's hungry
April 29, 2015
A small field on an island off the Netherlands' northern coast promises one answer to the problem of how to feed the world's ever-growing population: potatoes and other crops that grow in saltwater.
Roshni Lata of Muanikoso shops for potatoes at a supermarket in Suva, Fiji. (Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU)
April 06, 2015
Almost 70 new varieties of potato and sweet potato will soon be available to Pacific Island countries and territories, to improve food security across the region.
Potato can be grown on land unsuitable for rice, grain cultivation
January 22, 2015
In a meeting on January 6th, the Ministry of Agriculture of China announced plans to double the total area of land devoted to potato cultivation from just over 5 million hectares to 10 million hectares.