Potatoes were well established in contemporary Zimbabwe by the early twentieth century. In 1911, variety trials were undertaken with recorded yields up to 11.5 tons per hectare (t/ha).

Over the years, potato has become one of the most popular crops in Zimbabwe with every sector from small to large-scale farmers getting in on the act.

This has been encouraged by eating habits that are gradually changing as maize is no longer staple food for many urban households.
Agricultural Statistics Zimbabwe
Potato Yield in 2017 :169482.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Production in 2017 :66359.00tonnesFAO data based on imputation methodology
Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :3915.00haFAO data based on imputation methodology
Sweet Potato Yield in 2017 :22249.00hg/haCalculated data
Sweet Potato Production in 2017 :2088.00tonnesFAO data based on imputation methodology
Sweet Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :938.00haFAO data based on imputation methodology
Potato Yield in 2016 :169354.00hg/haCalculated data
Consumption Statistics Zimbabwe
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2013:3.88kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2013:0.13kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2012:3.79kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2012:0.13kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:3.97kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:0.14kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:4.68kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
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