Philippine Market Now Open for U.S. Fresh Potatoes
July 14, 2013
After four years of work, the National Potato Council (NPC) and the United States Potato Board (USPB) are pleased the government of the Philippines has revised its import requirements to allow for entry of U.S. fresh table-stock potatoes.
Dutch eye potato opportunities in the Philippines
August 10, 2011
Many Dutch businessmen are starting to show an interest in agriculture in the Philippines. This sudden interest marks the success of the Philippine Netherlands Business Council or PNBC’s working luncheon where it showcased the richness or potential we...
Phillipine potato growers looking towards french fries
June 14, 2009
It is still an uphill climb for Benguet’s potato growers (Phillipines) who hope to clinch a niché in the lucrative French fries industry. The province produces most of the country’s supply of potatoes. It is there where the best varieties are grown. An...
BPI-Baguio addresses bacterial wilt and potato cyst nematode
June 15, 2008
The Baguio National Crop and Research and Development Center (BNCRDC) of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) is waging a war against the two principal enemies of potato farmers - bacterial wilt and potato cyst nematode. Jesus Aspuria, BPI-BNCRDC chie...
A new blight-resistant potato variety has been named after Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
March 24, 2008
A new blight-resistant potato variety that has a high solid content, plus an expected high return on investment (ROI), has been named after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The potato variety – whose original planting material was sourced from the C...
Potato and potato products in the Phillipines
November 02, 2007
In the Philippines, potato is consumed as a vegetable and occasionally as a snack item. It is ideally cooked with meat, often as a meat extender in recipes such as “adobo,” “egado,” curry, and “lumpia.” There are about 12 Philippine companies that prod...
CIP-ESEAP says organic potato production has edge in global markets
October 01, 2007
Centro Internationale de la Patata–East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific (CIP-ESEAP) regional leader Fernando Ezeta, who visited potato farms in Benguet in the Philippines, said developed countries demand for organic potatoes which is an avenue to o...