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World Potato Congress Inc. Recognizes Zaotong as 'Potato Plateau Seed Potato Capital of the World'

World Potato Congress Inc. Recognizes Zaotong as 'Potato Plateau Seed Potato Capital of the World'

August 24, 2020
On August 18, 2020, a meeting was held in Zhaotong city, China. World Potato Congress (WPC) President Roman Cools, Dr. Peter VanderZaag, WPC Secretary and Brian Douglas, General Manager attended virtually.
Across China: Hi-tech Potato Industry Boosts Poverty Alleviation

Across China: Hi-tech Potato Industry Boosts Poverty Alleviation

August 19, 2020
The potato industry in Ulanqab, dubbed the 'potato city' of China, has become one of the main industries to help farmers shake off poverty.
Soil tilling, mulching key to China’s potato crop

Soil tilling, mulching key to China’s potato crop

November 30, 2018
Rong Li and colleagues at Ningxia University in Yinchuan, China set out to discover if different tilling and mulching practices could improve soil moisture - and potato yields - in the Loess Plateau.
Equipment manufacturer Grimme inaugurated its new factory in Tjanjin, China

Agricultural Equipment Manufacturer Grimme inaugurated its new plant in China

May 10, 2018
German manufacturer of agricultural machinery Grimme opened a new plant in China, initially focused on equipment for potato cultivation
New potato research institute established in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

New potato research institute established in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

September 24, 2017
A new potato research institute has been established in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Large contract in China for APH group partners Miedema and Omnivent with Inner Mongolia Linkage Potato Co

Large contract in China for APH group partners Miedema and Omnivent with Inner Mongolia Linkage Potato Co

June 12, 2016
In May 2016 APH Group signed a large contract with Inner Mongolia Linkage Potato Co., Ltd for the delivery of a Miedema potato handling and transport system and an Omnivent climate control system.
Anding District, Dingxi, Gansu Province of China

Potatoes pull people out of poverty in Gansu

May 31, 2015
Potato cultivation and Potato Processing is making a key difference for people in the Anding District of Dingxi, northwest China's Gansu Province.
China - Netherlands cooperation on improvement of China potato production

China - Netherlands cooperation on improvement of China potato production

March 15, 2015
Raising China potato production is of utmost importance. In the coming years a great effort is to be made to meet the increasing demand of potatoes for fresh consumption and for industry.
Potato can be grown on land unsuitable for rice, grain cultivation

Are Potatoes the Answer to China's Food Security Problem?

January 22, 2015
In a meeting on January 6th, the Ministry of Agriculture of China announced plans to double the total area of land devoted to potato cultivation from just over 5 million hectares to 10 million hectares.
WPC International Advisor Dr. Peter VanderZaag Honored in China

WPC International Advisor Dr. Peter VanderZaag Honored in China

November 05, 2014
Last month, in recognition of his years of leadership, potato specialist Dr. VanderZaag was awarded China’s prestigious Friendship Award by Premier Li Keqiang.

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