"Of course we could have obtained more, but we can't complain considering the highly productive year. Volumes are abundant, but the brand is a guarantee of the high quality," explains Cepa President Massimo Cristiani.
This year, as part of the framework agreement, Emilia Romagna produced 120 thousand tons of potatoes. Italy produces 600 thousand tons in total, while consumption reaches 1.2 million tons, therefore half of the produce is imported.
Prices were much lower in the past few months but now "quantities are higher and Pdo and branded produce drives prices. Quality is anyway high and there are no storage problems."
"Despite the quantities available, dealers managed to place the produce well. We hope the products from Bologna will become increasingly popular and demanded by consumers."