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Fiji potato farmers plant  locally grown seed for the first time.
In Fiji, the Ministry of Agriculture is working closely with farmers around the country who are interested in potato farming. This year will be the first year farmers will be planting the locally obtained seeds.
Updated estimates NEPG: EU North-Western potato area has increased
The total consumption potato area in North-Western Europe, has been estimated at 578.821 ha, which is 4.6% more than last year and 8.3% more than the 5 years average, according to the NEPG.
Brexit may pose challenges for Scottish Seed Potato Exporters
Seed potato growers for the United Kingdom who have been confident that crucial trade with Egypt and other non-EU markets would not be disrupted by Brexit may be in for a shock.
Zambia urgently needs to regulate import of potatoes
Zambia and South Africa may be perfectly at peace, but farmers on either side of the Limpopo River - the border between the two countries - seem engaged in a trade war. And it is mostly about potatoes...
Potato planted area in Great Britain estimated to increase by 4%
AHDB Potatoes Market Intelligence Analysts estimate the total area planted with potatoes in Great Britain this season is 121,000 hectares. This is up by four per cent on the previous year.
More British Crisps coming to the United States: Pipers Crisps Potato Chips
World Finer Foods, a premier marketer of specialty foods in the United States, partners with Pipers Crisp Co. to bring more of the award-winning British Pipers Crisps potato chips to the US
Europatat Conference on plant health and potato trade was, well... GREAT!
Last week on 15 & 16 June, the Europatat Congress 2017 took place. Feedback on the congress and side events has been extremely positive.
Potato Cyst Nematodes threaten crop in Kenya
A survey done in 20 counties in Kenya released earlier this month, shows that Potato Cyst Nematode infestation has reached 80 to 100 per cent in some of the potato growing areas.