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Food Trends

Food Trends

FAO Food Price Index fell further in March
The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 172.2 points in March 2020, down 7.8 points (4.3 percent) from February, though still 4.6 points (2.7 percent) higher than in March 2019.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Potatoes USA Elects 2020-2021 Leadership
Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotion board for the U.S. potato industry, elected its new leadership during its 48th Annual Meeting on March 11. The newly elected Chairman and Executive Committee will lead the 99 board members through 2020-2021.
EAPR2020 postponed to fall
Due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 21st EAPR Triennial Conference has been moved to fall. The new Conference date is November 2-6, 2020. Therefore, all key dates have also changed.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Las medidas por el Coronavirus podrían causar una Escasez Mundial de Alimentos
Las medidas proteccionistas de los gobiernos nacionales durante la crisis del coronavirus podrían provocar escasez de alimentos en todo el mundo, advirtió la ONU.
Monday, March 30, 2020
Protecting Indigenous cultures is crucial for saving the world's biodiversity
Species are being lost at about a thousand times the natural rate of extinction. This is faster than at any other period in human history. Ecosystems—the vital systems on which all life depends—are being degraded across the globe.
Friday, March 27, 2020
Europatat Congress 2020 is cancelled
Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association, regrets to inform that the Europatat Congress 2020, scheduled to take place on 11 and 12 June in Brussels, will be cancelled following the escalation of COVID-19 crisis in Europe.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
First new potatoes on Malta harvested
Kees Schouten, from Altena Potatoes: 'The question is how the market will respond to new potatoes in these turbulent times'.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
'The Potato Crop' Receives Enthusiastic Reception: An Interview with Co-Editors
An interview with co-editors, Dr. Hugo Campos, Director of Research and Oscar Ortiz, CIP’s Deputy Director General of Research and Development at the International Potato Center.