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Dutch agronomists help farmers in Myanmar boost their potato yield
Agricultural specialists from the Netherlands are helping potato farmers in Shan State, Myanmar. But not everyone is on board.
Zimbabwe potato processor looking to import as the country runs out of potatoes
Zimbabwe has run out of potatoes for making potato chips, prompting potato chips manufacturer Hanawa Super Foods to request an import permit to buy potatoes from South Africa from the Industry and Commerce ministry.
Unlawful use of farm-saved seed potatoes in Belgium leads to large fine and damage compensation
The Antwerp Court of Appeal has sentenced a farmer in the Belgian province of Antwerp to pay a large fine and damage compensation to Breeders Trust for not reporting his acreage farm saved seed for the varieties Asterix and Fontane which are protected under Plant Breeders’ Rights.
Nominations Open for 2018 Potatoes USA Board Members
Potatoes USA announces nominations are now open for new Board Members for the 2018-2021 term. Fifty-eight members will be elected or re-elected to fill open seats and the seats of outgoing Board Members who are completing their second three-year term in March 2018.
En España desarrollan papas con alto potencial de valor añadido
El Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario, NEIKER-Tecnalia, ha llevado a cabo avances en la mejora genética de patata con el objetivo de obtener variedades con elevados niveles de compuestos bioactivos (antocianinas, fenoles y carotenoides totales), así como capacidad antioxidante beneficiosas para la salud, adaptadas a nuestras condiciones de cultivo.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Perú es el primer productor de papa en Latinoamérica
Así lo anunció el Director General Agrícola del Ministerio de Agriculturai, Ángel Manero, y agregó que "cada peruano consume 85 kilos al año".
Monday, May 22, 2017
Doomsday? Svalbard Seed Vault flooded, threatened by Climate Change
Recent flooding of the global seed vault in Svalbard caused a stir, since it was designed to last forever. Luckily all seeds (including several thousand potato seeds) are OK, but already adaptations to the vault may be needed to deal with climate change.
The National Potato Council (NPC) applauds today's official US kick-off to renegotiate NAFTA
The National Potato Council (NPC) applauded the Trump Administration’s announcement today to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).