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Colombia: Lanzan campaña para promover consumo de papa
La Federación Colombiana de Productores de Papa, Fedepapa, y el Fondo Nacional de Fomento de la Papa, FNFP, presentaron su campaña de consumo "Una papa bien preparada te soluciona", con el objetivo de incentivar el consumo de papa en el país.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Global Food Prices continue to increase in June
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 175.2 points in June 2017, up 2.5 points (1.4 percent) from May and 11 points (7 percent) above its level a year earlier. June marked the second successive month of increase in the value of the FFPI
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
TOMRA Subsidiary Compac partners with packaging specialist Xact in the United Kingdom
Earlier today, TOMRA Subsidiary Compac announced a new partnership with Xact, one of the United Kingdom’s leading integrated solution providers and a specialist in packaging and marking equipment.
En España investigan variedades de papa que mejor se adapten al cambio climático
El Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario, NEIKER-Tecnalia ha cerrado un proyecto de investigación sobre variedades de papa que mejor se adaptan a las condiciones previstas de cambio climático.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
McCain Foods Scarborough Expansion plan approved
Plans to expand the McCain Foods (GB) potato processing factory in Eastfield (Scarborough) have been approved by planners last Thursday, clearing the way for the proposed £100m investment (USD 130 million).
Boise Researchers plan to develop an 'extremely low cost' sensor to detect rot in potato storage
Research of Boise State University plan to develop a wireless sensor network that would be able to detect temperature, humidity levels, carbon dioxide and ammonia levels in real time, to help with early detection of rot in stored potatoes.
Ventas masivas de papa francesa hunden el precio de la papa en España
El año 2017 será uno de los peores años para los papicultores. No sólo la sequía está mermando sus cosechas. Ahora las malas prácticas de grandes cadenas de alimentación están destrozando los precios y dejándolos muy por debajo del coste para ellos.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
CRC develops new DNA methods to detect zebrachip bacteria in potato psyllids
Plant Biosecurity CRC scientists have identified stable regions in the genome of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso), which causes the serious disease Zebra Chip in potato and tomato crops. This research will provide new diagnostics that will significantly reduce uncertainty in biosecurity assessments.
Thursday, July 6, 2017