News on Potato Stats, Trade, Prices from Belgium
NEPG reports a 6% drop in potato production in North-western Europe and warns high costs could reduce potato area in 2023
November 17, 2022
During its last meeting on November 9, 2022, the NEPG estimated that the total potato production 2022 in the NEPG zone (EU-04) will be down by 6 % compared to last year.
Belgapom quotation will newly add potato variety Challenger this season
September 20, 2022
As of the new storage potato season, the Belgapom price committee will note the most frequently used price for the trade in potatoes of the Fontane and Challenger varieties.
NEPG: Climate change will reduce the total potato production in Belgium, Netherlands, France and Germany by 7 to 11 % despite an increase in hectares
September 15, 2022
During its last meeting prior to Potato Europe 2022, the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that global potato production in the NEPG zone (EU-04) will be down by 7 to 11 %.
NEPG: New potato season about to begin with many uncertainties
June 30, 2022
Mid-May, many potato growers in North-western Europe were hoping for an end of season with prices around EUR 30/100 kg, but rain brought a stop to that hope…
Current contract prices would make it practically impossible to keep growing potatoes in Belgium
June 12, 2022
There are plenty of potatoes coming from Spain at the moment. Everyone's busy with their main harvest, and this year's quality is exceptional, especially from the Seville region.
Europatat calls on the European Parliament for an urgent solution in restoring normal EU-GB trade in seed potatoes
March 17, 2022
The European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development held an "Exchange of views on the disruption in the EU-GB trade in seed potatoes" to which Europatat was invited to speak.
Interpom brings the European potato chain together again. Finally!
November 16, 2021
Interpom 2021 is fast approaching – we are now on the home stretch! After a whole year of postponement, Interpom will finally be held on Sunday 28, Monday 29, and Tuesday 30 November 2021 in Kortrijk Xpo (B).
Interpom 2021: Lets reconnect the potato chain!
October 14, 2021
After more than 2 years, the first major international meeting platform for the potato chain will finally see the light of day: on Sunday 28, 29, and 30 November 2021, INTERPOM will be opening its doors in Kortrijk Xpo. At last, the potato professionals will be able to meet each other again!
North-western European Potato Growers: Wet summer causes quality issues.
September 20, 2021
North-western Europe will have had one of its most humid summers in the last decades! In some areas in Belgium and Western Germany, rainfall at mid-July was an absolute historic high.
Belgapom quotation next season only for potato variety Fontane
September 03, 2021
As of the new storage potato season, the Belgapom price committee will only note the most frequently used price for the trade-in potatoes of the Fontane variety.