News on Potato Varieties and Seed from Asia
Ramban’s high altitude areas to emerge as major potato seed producers
December 01, 2023High-altitude areas of district Ramban like Gool, Mahu Mangit and Sanasar could become major potato seed producer areas and make the local farmers self-sufficient.
HZPC and CIP develop an early-maturing potato variety suitable for Vietnam: HCIP210
November 27, 2023Vietnam has just welcomed a new potato variety HCIP210 developed through a public-private partnership.
International Potato Center (CIP) supports West Bengal in becoming self-reliant in seed potato production by 2030
October 02, 2023The state Agriculture department of West Bengal (India) recently set a target of attaining self-sufficiency in the production of seed potato by 2030. CIP is supporting the effort with their technology
Potato Chip manufacturer BEPPCO participated in the First Exhibition of Local Production in Dohuk, Iraq
September 17, 2023BEPPCO proudly presented their potato varieties and potato chips at the First Exhibition of Local Production in Dohuk Governorate's Aqra District. The event started on the evening of Sunday, September 3, 2023, under the supervision of Mr. Ali Tatar, the Governor of Dohuk.
Delhi High Court dismisses appeal by Pepsico against order revoking potato variety registration
July 08, 2023The potato variety FL-2027 (commercial name FC-5) used for the production of potato chips was registered by PepsiCo India Holdings in India and the registration was granted in February 2016 under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001, but the registration was revoked in 2021.
BEPPCO participates in potato field day organized by its parent company Nahar Al Awrad Group
June 04, 2023Nahar Al Awrad Group, along with its subsidiaries Nahar Al Awrad, Shorouq Al Nahar, and Beirut Erbil Company, recently organized a potato field day.
Potato Days Türkiye moves to a new venue in 2023!
May 18, 2023On August 25, 2023 the third edition of DLG’s 'Potato Days Türkiye', the only trade fair in Turkey dedicated to potato cultivation, will take place in Cappadocia, Nevsehir.
Georgia imported more seed potatoes
May 04, 2023EastFruit reviewed trade data of Georgia (country) for seed potatoes. In Georgia many farmers have switched to onions for the new season as in the last season the onions from the June harvest were more profitable than the potatoes from the same period.
A quality mark for seed potatoes in India
May 01, 2023After extensive deliberations with different stakeholders including government officials, Haryana State Seed Certification Agency (HSSCA), and seed producers, the Government of Haryana with support from the CIP team launched the Har Aloo potato seed quality certification system.
Indian government approves trials of GM Disease Resistant Potatoes & Fortified Bananas
April 02, 2023After mustard, India will undertake trials of two other genetically modified (GM) food crops, bananas and potatoes, perhaps ushering in a new era of biotech-enhanced farming.