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KC-SWEET PURPLE is rich in beta-carotene, iron and zinc.

Kenya leads Eastern Africa with release of climate-adaptive and nutritious purple-fleshed sweet potato variety

August 09, 2023
The International Potato Center (CIP) has collaborated with Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) to release the KC Sweet Purple variety of sweet potato in an effort to tackle ongoing climate challenges facing farmers in Kenya.
Alsum Farms Begins Wisconsin Yellow Potato Harvest

Alsum Farms Begins Wisconsin Yellow Potato Harvest

August 03, 2023
Wisconsin yellow potato harvest is underway at Alsum Farms in Arena, Wis. with the first potato loads being washed, graded and packed for fresh market delivery to distribution centers and retail grocers the first full week of August.
Growers are planning to set up a co-op to represent the Scottish seed potato industry

Idaho evaluating alternate method of dormancy testing for Seed Potatoes

August 01, 2023
University of Idaho doctoral student Lisa Tran’s dissertation has the potential to transform how Idaho’s seed potato certification authority does business.
European potato field. Courtesy: European Potato Processors’ Association (EUPPA)

Paving the way for a robust and vibrant seed potato sector in Tanzania

July 18, 2023
Tanzania and the Netherlands have agreed to collaborate on developing a joint roadmap for the thriving seed potato ecosystem.
Freshly harvested potatoes

United Kingdom Potato volumes expected to be low despite good growing conditions

July 16, 2023
The UK potato sector has been going through a better spell this year, but it did take a long time for the potato shortage to feed back to growers as there was still crop from the previous year on the market and the prices didn’t increase until around mid-May.
Raw Purple sweet potato.

Egypt is strengthening its position in the Dutch sweet potato market

July 13, 2023
Egypt continues to hold the position of the second biggest supplier of sweet potatoes to the Dutch market and is increasing its export of sweet potatoes to the Netherlands year after year.
Canadian Potato Storage Holdings Reports July 2023

Less potatoes left in storage in Canada: Potato Storage Holdings Reports July 2023

July 12, 2023
As of July 1, 2023, total Canadian Potato Storage Holdings are reported to be down 34.9% over 2022 numbers for the same period, and lower than the 3-yr. average.
Delhi HC dismisses PepsiCo appeal against order revoking potato variety registration

Delhi High Court dismisses appeal by Pepsico against order revoking potato variety registration

July 08, 2023
The 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.
European potato field. Courtesy: European Potato Processors’ Association (EUPPA)

Potato acreage in North-western Europe up 2 to 3 percent. Questions about total production remain

July 08, 2023
The North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimate the area of ware potatoes has increased by 2 to 3%. This is slightly higher than the record in 2020, when it was 522.000 ha for the EU-4 (NL, BE, DE, FR).
Well positioned for the future - EUROPLANT launches new logo

Potato breeder Europlant Pflanzenzucht GmbH rebrands itself, changes its logo

July 06, 2023
Europlant Pflanzenzucht GmbH presents itself with a new, modern brand image. A new logo, new colours and new fonts create a contemporary corporate identity.


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