Potato News from Asia

SV Agri Hosts its Annual Variety and Seed Farm Show 2024
February 14, 2024

SV Agri Hosts its Annual Variety and Seed Farm Show 2024

Hemant Gaur SV Agri recently organized its Annual Variety and Seed Farm Show in Jalandhar from January 8th to January 10th
The Plant Sciences Division of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), in a Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) meeting on potatoes held on November 16, 2023
February 12, 2024

Variety Evaluation Committee in Pakistan has approved additional Potato Varieties for Commercial Cultivation

Pakistan's Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) has recommended repeat one-season trials for four table potato varieties - Cristina, GR-t33-13-2 (SANDRA), Rosegarden, and Primnsk - at research stations in Abbottabad and Islamabad.
Iscon Balaji Foods' Sustainable Potato Farm Revolution: Transforming Lives, Securing Futures
February 12, 2024

Iscon Balaji Foods' Sustainable Potato Farm Revolution: Transforming Lives, Securing Futures

Iscon Balaji Foods Pvt Ltd's growing French fry production has caused a revolution in potato cultivation that has transformed the lives of over 8,000 farmers across India.
Pakistan-Korea join hands to boost potato seed production in Pakistan
February 11, 2024

South Korea assists Pakistan to boost its local seed potato production

PR&P, PARC, Pakistan and the Republic of Korea are collaborating on Technical Cooperation Projects (TCP), notably focusing on seed potato production
NSSPL Hosts Honorable High Commissioner of Tanzania for Productive Interaction!
February 03, 2024

Natural Storage Solutions Pvt. Ltd (NSSPL) Hosts Honorable High Commissioner of Tanzania

Natural Storage Solutions Pvt. Ltd (NSSPL) had the distinct honor of welcoming Her Excellency Mrs. Anisa K. Mbega, the esteemed High Commissioner of Tanzania, along with her distinguished team, to NSSPL headquarters.
Vanmark hydrocutter with team
January 31, 2024

Vanmark India Delivers Compact Hydrocutter System to Major Food Manufacturing Customer

Vanmark has built and delivered a compact hydrocutting system for a local leading company in the frozen fast food sector in India.
Digging of Potatoes as part of harvest process
January 31, 2024

Potato harvest has started in Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf Governorate, Iraq, under the supervision of BEPPCO

The agricultural lands of Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf Governorate, Iraq witnessed the commencement of the harvest season on January 2, 2024.
Goodrich Cereals potato flakes
January 26, 2024

Sustainability at Goodrich Cereals: Nurturing Nature, Nourishing Future

Goodrich Cereals, a manufacturer specialized in the production of dehydrated potato products based in Haryana, India, not only focuses on the quality of its products, but also embraces innovation and sustainability.
New Varieties to Shape the Future of India's Potato Value Chain - Hemant Gaur, Founder, MD S V Agri
January 25, 2024

Hemant Gaur, Founder, MD SV Agri: 'New Varieties to Shape the Future of India's Potato Value Chain'

SV Agri organized its Annual Variety and Seed Farm Show from January 8th to 10th, featuring the display of 14 new potato varieties.
Proffesor Lyu Dianqiu directing the research team.
January 24, 2024

China: developments in new technology for virus detection in just 5 minutes

China develops a new method for detecting viruses in potatoes capable of providing results in just 5 minutes.
Quantum Leap in Capacity: Iscon Balaji Eyes Growing French Fries Demand
January 24, 2024

Quantum Leap in Capacity: Iscon Balaji Eyes Growing French Fries Demand

Buoyed by the growing demand of French Fries from consumers all over the world, food processor Iscon Balaji Foods Pvt Ltd from India has undertaken a quantum leap in capacity expansion.
Imported seed potatoes being stored in Kuppilan Jaffna. They were found to be infected with fungi.
January 15, 2024

Spoiled imported seed potatoes leave Sri Lanka farmers with a rotten deal

Sri Lanka Potato Farmers alleged that a consignment of 20 metric tonnes (MT) of imported seed potatoes turned out to be rotten due to poor storage facilities in the region and import irregularities, leaving them with empty land.
Delhi HC permits PepsiCo to claim patent for potato chips variety
January 10, 2024

Delhi HC permits PepsiCo to claim patent for potato chips variety

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday ruled that PepsiCo can claim a patent for the potato variety grown for its potato chips.
State Agri dept begins potato cultivation at North Bengal Univ
January 08, 2024

West Bengal has started potato multiplication using Apical Rooted Cutting at University of North Bengal

The Agriculture department of Government of West Bengal has started potato cultivation with Apical Rooted Cutting (ARC) process at the Centre of Floriculture and Agri-Business Management (COFAM) department of the University of North Bengal in Siliguri.
Kanchan Metals Potato Blancher-Belt Type
January 05, 2024

Kanchan Metals introduces new equipment for industrial potato processing: a Potato Blancher, a Potato Cooker and a Masher Separator.

Kanchan Metals has announced the launch of three innovative solutions aimed at enhancing efficiency and quality in the potato processing industry: the Potato Blancher, Potato Cooker, and Masher Separator.
Potato production through zero-tillage with straw mulch (PZTM)
December 28, 2023

CIP Introduces Zero Tillage Potato Farming Innovation in India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Peru

Zero tillage not only boosts soil fertility and raises carbon stocks but also prolongs the potato growing season by harnessing the residual moisture after the rice harvest.
Potato Prices Spike Again in Bangladesh As Reports of Crop Damage Due to Cyclone Michaung Pour In
December 28, 2023

Potato Prices Spike Again in Bangladesh As Reports of Crop Damage Due to Cyclone Michaung Pour In

After Cyclone Michaung, heavy rains caused crop damage, leading to a decrease in supply and subsequent price spikes. Potato prices may remain high until the affected areas recover their potato production capacity.
Farmers show the potato fields affected by late blight attack in Machhiwara block of Ludhiana.
December 21, 2023

Late blight damages potato crop in Punjab, India

In a full-blown attack by the disease late blight, more than 50% potato crop in the fields has suffered extensive damage, leading to heavy losses for the farmers who had opted for diversification instead of growing wheat after paddy.

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