John Sedgwick, new Board Chair of the UK Potato Processors’ Association (PPA).
May 23, 2024

Leadership change at the UK Potato Processors Association: John Sedgwick takes helm as Chair

John Sedgwick, the UK Potato Supply Manager at Lamb Weston, has been officially named the new Board Chair of the UK Potato Processors’ Association (PPA).
PepsiCo's photovoltaic panels in Romania
May 23, 2024

PepsiCo invests USD 2m in photovoltaic panels at Romanian sites

PepsiCo has completed a new green energy initiative by installing photovoltaic panels at three sites in Romania: Dragomirești, Popești-Leordeni and Covasna.
El IoT en la agricultura es una tendencia que ha llegado para quedarse, porque con su capacidad de ahorrar recursos, cada vez es más posible realizar un camino más sustentable para el agro.
May 22, 2024

Tech: internet de las cosas para el cultivo de papa

El internet de las cosas (iot, por sus siglas en ingles) es una tendencia, también en la agricultura, que ha llegado para quedarse. Con su capacidad de ahorrar recursos, la sustentabilidad esta al alcance de la mano.
Perú: abuso de insecticidas resulta contraproducente
May 21, 2024

Perú: abuso de insecticidas resulta contraproducente

En Huánuco, Perú, una de las regiones productoras por excelencia, el uso de pesticidas se ha vuelto un problema.
Justin Spannuth, VP and Chief Operations Officer of Unique Snacks
May 20, 2024

SNAC International Inducts 2024-2025 Officers and Directors at Highly Attended SNX Event

SNAC International Business Members unanimously approved a new slate of officers to serve on the Executive Committee, as well as a new class of Directors-at-Large to serve on the Association’s Board of Directors. 
Potato Crop Spraying
May 20, 2024

Scorched by foliar fertilization in the past… reasons to try again

The concept of foliar applied preparations is based on science, but when they were initially introduced in the late 1990’s many of the initial products had drawbacks, such as leaf scorch, low active volumes per application, poor uptake and even phytotoxicity.
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SunChips Harvest Cheddar and Munchies
May 20, 2024

Frito Lay Canada recalls Sunchips ® harvest cheddar and munchies ® original snack mix out of an abundance of caution due to possible health risk

Frito Lay Canada has announced that out of an abundance of caution it is voluntarily recalling SunChips Harvest Cheddar Flavour Multigrain Snacks and Munchies Original Snack Mix.
Washington State Potato growers
May 19, 2024

Sustainable Farming Thrives in Washington State

Washington State's potato farmers are leading the charge in sustainable agriculture. They harness the state's rich resources to produce high-quality crops while preserving the environment for future generations.
(LF) Johan Ichoh, Stephan van Kuik (CEO Lamb Weston), Abed Ichoh (Founder ILG Food Group), Tibor Warga, Roel Sweris, and Jurgen Meilink.
May 19, 2024

Lamb Weston and ILG Food Group are now also partners for the Swedish foodservice market

Lamb Weston and ILG Food Group are intensifying their collaboration to better serve the Swedish Mediterranean foodservice market.
Consecha de patatas. (Cortesía: Consecha de patatas)
May 15, 2024

Mundo: cambio climático y cultivo de patatas

Nuevos estudios evalúan el impacto del calentamiento global y otros fenómenos climáticos sobre la producción de alimentos.
'Harvesting diversity, feeding hope' is the theme of International Day of Potato 2024
May 14, 2024

International Day of Potato 2024 on May 30 themed 'Harvesting Diversity, Feeding Hope'

FAO releases ‘get involved guide’ where it calls on governments and agencies to provide an enabling environment
DJI Agras T50 in field
May 14, 2024

Tech: DJI launches drones for precision agriculture

DJI, a global leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, announced the international launch of the Agras T50 and Agras T25 drones.
Seeds of Transformation: Empowering Rwanda's Farmers through Innovative Potato Varieties and Sustainable Agricultural Practices
May 13, 2024

Cultivating Innovation: Transforming Rwanda’s potato industry with new varieties

The lack of quality seed for improved varieties has been attributed to the limited capacity of seed multipliers to produce enough to meet farmer’s demands.
Potato Plant
May 13, 2024

Calcium Can Protect Potato Plants from Bacterial Wilt

Scientists have discovered that calcium plays a significant role in enhancing the resistance of potato plants to bacterial wilt. This disease causes worldwide losses of potatoes costing USD 19 billion per year.
CIP’s USD 20 Million India Regional Center Plans in Final Stages
May 13, 2024

CIP’s USD 20 Million India Regional Center Plans in Final Stages

The proposal has passed through negotiations and advanced to the Agriculture Ministry’s 100-Day Agenda.
HyFun Foods Unveils New Brand Identity and Announces Ambitious Expansion Plans
May 13, 2024

Potato Processor HyFun Foods announces Ambitious Expansion Plans

Hyfun, manufacturer of frozen potato products - such as french fries - based in India announces plans for THREE new processing plants. The new investment will focus on the Indian market. Currently, 70% of Hyfun's revenue comes from exports.
Potato Sustainability Alliance Releases 2023 North American Potato Sustainability Assessment Report
May 12, 2024

Potato Sustainability Alliance Releases 2023 North American Potato Sustainability Assessment Report

The Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) announced the release of its 2023 North American Potato Sustainability Assessment Report, communicating sustainability results gathered from 420 growers representing 589,120 potato acres across the U.S. and Canada. 
FAO Food Price Index up marginally in April, mostly driven by higher world meat prices
May 08, 2024

FAO Food Price Index up marginally in April, mostly driven by higher world meat prices

The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) stood at 119.1 points in April 2024, up 0.3 points (0.3 percent) from its revised March level, as an increase in the price index for meat and smaller upturns of vegetable oil and cereal indices slightly more than offset decreases in those for sugar and dairy products.

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