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Protecting Indigenous cultures is crucial for saving the world's biodiversity
Species are being lost at about a thousand times the natural rate of extinction. This is faster than at any other period in human history. Ecosystems—the vital systems on which all life depends—are being degraded across the globe.
Friday, March 27, 2020
Europatat Congress 2020 is cancelled
Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association, regrets to inform that the Europatat Congress 2020, scheduled to take place on 11 and 12 June in Brussels, will be cancelled following the escalation of COVID-19 crisis in Europe.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Fairfields Farm launch free potato delivery service
Essex potato farmers have responded to the coronavirus crisis by setting up a free home delivery service for the local community.
First new potatoes on Malta harvested
Kees Schouten, from Altena Potatoes: 'The question is how the market will respond to new potatoes in these turbulent times'.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Vrije markt voor aardappelen ingestort door coronavirus
Due to COVID-19 the free market of potatoes has completely collapsed. The PCA/Fiwap and the Belgapom price quotation has been suspended because of a lack of transactions on the free market of potatoes.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Tips for Purchasing, Storing and Cooking Potatoes from U.S. Potato Farmers
Many consumers are stocking up on potatoes during these uncertain times, and it's important to make the most of these purchases. Heidi Alsum Randall, a potato farmer and mother from Wisconsin, provided the following thoughts:
Potato seed-breeding center will be built in the Tomsk region
The plans for its creation were considered by an interdepartmental commission for the implementation of investment projects in the agricultural sector under the leadership of the Deputy Governor of the Tomsk Region for agro-industrial complex
'The Potato Crop' Receives Enthusiastic Reception: An Interview with Co-Editors
An interview with co-editors, Dr. Hugo Campos, Director of Research and Oscar Ortiz, CIP’s Deputy Director General of Research and Development at the International Potato Center.