Potato Production India might be up 25-30 % over last year
December 23, 2014
Domestic potato production in India in the present Rabi season is likely to be 25-30 per cent higher over last year on account of good weather conditions.
Potato harvest India (Courtesy Pepsico)
December 15, 2014
After earning high profits last year, potato growers in India are selling the crop at a small margin this year.
Potato Fields in Rwanda (Courtesy ICRA, 2004)
October 23, 2014
Rwanda potato farmers have decried the low farm-gate prices currently being offered by dealers.
Bart Nemegheer, Aardappelhoeve: "Surplus everywhere in Western Europe"
August 28, 2014
In the potato market, growers and traders live from day to day. 'It's very unpredictable at the moment', Bart Nemegheer of the Aardappelhoeve laments. 'Demand is good, but prices are far below par.'
West Bengal halts potato export again; Odisha says enough stock
August 27, 2014
Potato supply from West Bengal was disrupted again with the authorities of the neighbouring state re-imposing transport restrictions from today (August 24, 2014), a week after Trinamool Congress (TMC) government there relaxed movement of this vegetable variety to Odisha.
Ban on transportation of potato outside Bengal stays in place (Courtesy: The Hindu Business Line)
July 31, 2014
To prevent rising prices of potato in the state, the West Bengal government has decided to continue a ban on its transportation to other states and abroad until normal situation was restored.
Potato sales in India
July 30, 2014
Potato prices are rising in North India due to a lack of supply
Border India-Pakistan
July 20, 2014
Pakistan is to allow duty-free import of another 100.000 tonnes of potatoes - in addition to the earlier approved 200.000 tonnes.
An Idaho Potato Field
July 09, 2014
In the first week of June, an Idaho potato grower could expect to receive between $7.75 and $8.25 for 100 pounds of potatoes, depending on quality, according to data. In the first week of July, prices had fallen to between $4.25 and $4.75.
Indian government empowers States to deal with high Potato Prices
July 03, 2014
The Narendra Modi government (India) on Tuesday decided to bring onions and potatoes under the Essential Commodities Act (ECA) to curb black marketing and hoarding, blamed for recent surge in prices. This will empower states to impose caps on stocks of these two vegetables for traders.