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PotatoEurope 2017 – Precision farming in practice
With seven months still to go, 50 percent of the exhibition space at PotatoEurope 2017 – the trade show dedicated to the entire potato chain – has already been sold. The theme of this year’s edition – ‘Potatoes feed & meet the world’ – is linked to the potato’s huge potential to feed the world’s growing population.
Aviko announced a €200m investment to add extra potato processing capacity
Aviko, one of the top potato processing companies in Europe, plans to invest € 200 million (USD 210 million) in new and existing production plants.
Cosun Potato Processing activities (Aviko) make up for decline in sugar
Royal Cosun announces an increase in its profit for 2016 in comparison with 2015. The projected decline in the profit on sugar was offset by firmer results on other activities, especially potatoes.
Aardappeltelers voorzien het komende seizoen een tekort aan pootgoed
Volgens bronnen binnen de NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) zou de eerder verwachte areaaluitbreiding, als gevolg van een tekort aan pootgoed, minder zijn dan eerder verwacht.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Potato Processor Lamb Weston / Meijer continues to innovate: Sustainability report
Lamb Weston's European joint venture, Lamb Weston / Meijer has published its sustainability report for 2015-2016. Compared to the reference year 2008, energy consumption per tonne of product has reduced by more than 21% and potato utilisation has improved by 4.5%.
Lamb Weston adelanta estudio de huella de carbono con respecto al cultivo y almacenamiento de sus papas
Tal como prometió Lamb Weston, en 2015 llevó a cabo un nuevo estudio de huella de carbono (HC) con respecto al cultivo y el almacenamiento de las papas (patatas).
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Lamb Weston invested in 4 FAM cutting machines for its wavy fries
Lamb Weston / Meijer invested in four new FAM Tridis 240P cutters for the production of its wavy fries in Bergen op Zoom
Jan Wolthuis steps down as chairman of Agrico; Financial Report released
Earlier in December Agrico held its central general members’ meeting, during which the Annual Report 2015/2016 was discussed and Jan Wolthuis stepped down as chairman of Agrico.
Saturday, December 31, 2016