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How can you ensure desired potato quality and consistency?
June 18, 2024

How can you ensure desired potato quality and consistency?

How can ensure desired potato quality and consistency using potato AI grading technology?
What are the powerful benefits of AI for your potato grading?
June 11, 2024

How can AI improve your potato grading?

The world of potato growers and packers is challenging. Batch qualities are variable; however, customers’ demands always remain on that same high-level. Can AI help?
Avebe Earns Gold EcoVadis Score, placing the company among the Top 5% in Sustainability
June 04, 2024

Gold EcoVadis score places Potato Starch manufacturer Avebe in the top 5% in sustainability

Royal Avebe has achieved another gold EcoVadis score. This recognition places Avebe among the top 5% of assessed companies in the industry sector.
VAVI is affiliated with the Potato Demonstration Day organization
April 15, 2024

VAVI is joining as one of the organizers of the Potato Demonstration Day

As of 2024, the Association for the Potato Processing Industry (VAVI) is joining the organization of Potato Demonstration Day (Aardappeldemodag).
Potato Processor Peka Kroef B.V. Expands Market Dominance with Acquisition of Frespo B.V.
March 18, 2024

Dutch potato processor Peka Kroef B.V. strengthens its position in the market of chilled products with the acquisition of Frespo B.V.

Dutch potato processor Peka Kroef B.V. entered into a purchase agreement with investment company Nimbus on March 14 2024, regarding the acquisition of potato processor Frespo B.V., the former Aviko site in Cuijk.
The Netherlands: supply problems for potato processors and historically high prices
March 08, 2024

The Netherlands: supply problems for potato processors and historically high prices

Demand for EU potato supplies remains strong, but supplies are tightening.
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Nimbus has agreed to acquire CelaVita
March 08, 2024

McCain Foods to sell CelaVita chilled potato business to private investment fund Nimbus

On March 1, 2024, Nimbus entered into a purchase agreement with CelaVita B.V., a member of the McCain Group of companies, to acquire the activities of CelaVita.
Potato cooperative Agrico to acquire The Potato Company (TPC) to expand its acreage and sales channels
February 20, 2024

Potato cooperative Agrico to acquire The Potato Company (TPC) to expand its acreage and sales channels

Potato cooperative Agrico has announced that it intends to acquire the seed potato activities of The Potato Company (TPC).
The province and chain partners jointly reward Drenthe arable farmers for sustainable performance
February 07, 2024

Dutch province Drenthe and potato chain partners push sustainability by rewarding farmers

De provincie Drenthe start sa men met de ketenpartners een pilot voor akkerbouwers rondom belonen voor duurzaamheid. In de pilot worden de Kritische Prestatie Indicatoren (KPI’s) uit de Biodiversiteitsmonitor Akkerbouw in de praktijk getest.
Netherlands: weather made the potato harvest very difficult
January 29, 2024

Weather in the Netherlands made the potato harvest very difficult

In the Netherlands, the weather affected the potato harvest and raises many questions about the future of production in the country.
Kuipers Pellet Snacks Processing Line
January 23, 2024

Kuipers Food Processing Machinery and Lalesse Extrusion join forces

As of January 1st, 2024, the assets and business activities of Lalesse Extrusion are integrated into Kuipers Food Processing Machinery.
NEM-EMERGE Overall Objective
January 10, 2024

Plant-parasitic nematodes on the rise: WUR launches major research project

Climate change and genetic selection have brought root-knot nematodes further north in Europe and made cyst nematodes more difficult to control.
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NAV: Contract prices for consumption potatoes must increase 10% in 2024
January 08, 2024

Dutch farmers organisation (NAV): Contract prices for potatoes must increase by 10 percent

The Dutch Farmers Organisation (NAV) has again calculated the expected cost price of consumption potatoes for the coming season. The cost shows a slight increase compared to expected cost price for the 2023 harvest.
Sustainable cooperation in Brabant's potato processing industry
December 27, 2023

Joint project by the potato processing industry in Brabant (the Netherlands) focused on sustainability

Agristo, Peka Kroef, Lamb Weston and Duynie have teamed up to create a groundbreaking partnership with a view to sustainability and ecological awareness.
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December 11, 2023

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December 11, 2023

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Excessive rain delays potato harvest in North-western Europe, creating new uncertainties about the total production (Courtesy: Dewulf)
November 27, 2023

Excessive rain delays potato harvest in North-western Europe, creating new uncertainties about the total production

Due to abundant rainfall, a lot of potatoes in North-western Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France) have not yet been harvested. The lifting period was too short to get the potatoes to the stores in good conditions.
Successful and inspiring symposium on food systems transformation
November 13, 2023

Agrico and SeedNL offer inspiring Symposium on Food Systems Transformation

During the international symposium Food Systems Transformation, experts advocated for a more strategic and long-term vision on providing food security and the need for transformation of current food systems.

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