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Long term potato storage proves profitable in Bangladesh

November 25, 2013
In Bangladesh, hoarders and wholesalers have started lifting huge quantities of potatoes from cold storages in the district Dinajpur as prices of the vegetable are rising fast in the local markets.
Tolsma grisnich group kisima farm project

Tolsma-Grisnich Group constructs modern seed potato storage in Kenya

November 04, 2013
The recently published LEI/WUR report ‘The value chain for seed and ware potatoes in Kenya’ emphasises the importance of conditioned storage for the continuous availability of certified seed potatoes.

West Bengal Potato traders on 3-day strike

November 02, 2013
West Bengal state government today started selling potato at Rs 13 a kilo, a price pegged by chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on a day potato traders in Bengal began a 3-day strike to protest the administration’s ban on selling the tuber to other states.

Potato prices almost doubled in most parts of India over past one week

October 25, 2013
Potato prices have almost doubled in most parts of India over the past one week. While most states are yet to take steps to check the spike in prices, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has called a meeting on October 30 to review the situation.
Successful East of England Potato Day 2013

Successful East of England Potato Day 2013

September 13, 2013
More than 140 potato growers, advisors and agronomists met at Frederick Hiam Ltd, Tuddenham, Suffolk at the end of August, 2013, for Potato Council’s East of England Potato Day.
Redesigned Tummers Roller Potato Dryer

Tummers redesigns potato roller dryer for high capacity

September 11, 2013
The potato and potato processing industry is changing and Tummers is taking the lead in offering solutions in response. Up to now at most factories the potatoes have been unloaded at high capacity from the lorry, then sorted by size and stored in bunke...
Tong Peal paints it red

Tong Peal Paints It Red

September 05, 2013
Machinery manufacturer Tong Peal has announced a brand new machinery finishing process, as part of continued efforts to provide farmers and growers with the highest quality custom handling equipment.

CPRI develops potatoes resistant to cold-induced sweetening

August 28, 2013
The Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) in Shimla, India's premier potato research institute, has evolved a new technology to prevent conversion of starch into glucose in low temperature conditions, like cold storages.
AVR Inschuurlijn

AVR delivers its first new crop handling machines!

August 26, 2013
AVR is a leading supplier of agricultural machines, specializing in potato cultivation mechanization. Since spring of this year, crop handling technology has been added to our line-up following the acquisition of Climax International B.V.
Parthi Chaudhary

The Potato Farming Success of Gujarat's Banaskantha District

August 04, 2013
Contrary to NGO stories of exploited farmers and middlemen running riot, Gujarat’s potato farmers have scripted an entrepreneurial success story by teaming up with multinationals and other buyers of their produce


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