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Egypt imported 131 thousand tons of seed potato and 25 thousand tons of frozen french fries and potato chips

Egypt imported 131 thousand tons of seed potato and 25 thousand tons of potato products (French Fries and Chips)

January 18, 2022
Sources revealed to Al-Mal that 131 thousand tons of potato seeds arrived from European facilities approved for import from last October until early January, for 76 approved varieties.
Middlemen plunge Rwanda potato farmers into losses

Middlemen plunge Rwanda potato farmers into losses

November 16, 2021
Potato farmers in Rwanda are counting their losses, claiming that they are selling their produce at 'giveaway' prices, despite the cost remaining high on the market.
Monitoring improves potato tuber moth control

Monitoring improves potato tuber moth control

September 23, 2021
Potato tuber moth can be a potato producer’s nightmare. Fortunately, InteliGro’s extremely effective monitoring system not only help to control this pest successfully but allows producers to manage risks and reduce input costs over time.
Expiration of anti-dumping tariffs on fries leaves South African potato industry vulnerable

Expiration of anti-dumping tariffs on fries leaves South African potato industry vulnerable

July 28, 2021
Anti-dumping tariffs on frozen French fries imported from the Netherlands and Germany have expired, leaving the South African potato industry vulnerable to ‘dumping’.
Zimbabwe: Matabeleland South Potato Producer Laments Lockdown Induced Losses

Zimbabwe: Matabeleland South Potato Producer Laments Lockdown Induced Losses

June 24, 2021
The prolonged Covid-19 lockdown has brought more harm to potato production that any other crop being produced in Zimbabwe at the Agricultural Rural Development Authority (ARDA) Trek Antelope Estate in Maphisa, Matabeleland South.
Kenya: Potato imports by fast-food firms to attract 30pc duty.

Kenya: Potato imports by fast-food firms to attract 30pc duty

June 21, 2021
Major fast-food joints rely on imports from as far as Egypt and South Africa for the potatoes they use for French fries.
Demand for washed potatoes in Namibia not met by local supply

Demand for washed potatoes in Namibia not met by local supply

April 27, 2021
In Namibia, retailers and importing agents have spent NAD (Namibian Dollar) 120.1 million (USD 8.4 million) between 2019 and 2020 on importing washed potatoes to meet local demand.
New Potatoes South Africa awareness campaign highlights resilience, optimism of unsung industry heroes

New Potatoes South Africa awareness campaign highlights resilience

April 27, 2021
Potatoes South Africa (PSA) has launched a bold new awareness campaign in a bid to create perspective about the resilience and performance of the potato industry’s stakeholders in the country, especially in the context of South Africa recently marking the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 disruption.
Kenya’s potato production expected to hit 2.5 mln tonnes in 2021

Kenya’s potato production expected to hit 2.5 mln tonnes in 2021

March 16, 2021
Kenya’s potato production could hit 2.5 million tonnes in 2021 up from the estimated 2 million tonnes produced in 2020, the industry said on Friday.
Follow potato regulations now or risk jail – Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui (Kenya) gets tough on potato regulations

January 08, 2021
The Nakuru County Government has announced that implementation of the potato regulations including the 50kg packaging rule is in force and must be adhered to immediately.

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