Plant breeders and geneticists of Cornell University have released more than 50 potato varieties since 1908. Now they are expanding their efforts to make more wild potato seeds available to potato breeders around the world.
Perú celebró ayer el Día Nacional de la papa, que también fue la protagonista del Día Internacional de la Biodiversidad este año. Para conservar sus variedades cuenta con el apoyo de Alemania, entre otros países.
Potato Farmers in the Arequipa region in Southwestern Peru are expected to increase the amount of potatoes grown. The local agricultural Ministry is assisting to adjust the amount produced to the demand
Potato is important to food security and a cash crop in Ethiopia with high potential to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, who account for 83% of the total population and hold 95% of agricultural land.
Dutch family-run potato company Schaap Holland B.V. acquired 5% of the Brussels-based Breeders Trust shares. Breeders Trust supports its shareholders in issues relating to compliance with and enforcement of plant breeder’s rights.