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Global Focus  —  Potatoes / Onions


Packaging is everything for potatoes

"Tubers are not a product consumers can taste before they buy them, so packaging is essential," explains Torti Patate co-owner Raffaele Torti.While still waiting for a response from the Ministry for Agricultural Policy concerning the approval of the Statute of the Fucino IGP Consortium, packaging companies.....

Joost Blanckaert Senior and Junior give advice to the potato sector.

“The best producers keep their beds in the field”

Joost Blanckaert Senior and Junior act as a bridge between potato packers and producers, bringing both parties closer together. They give advice about various elements in the chain, such as strains, trade, markets and transport - but also about cultivation and cultivation areas. Senior and Junior already.....

Antonio Ruggiero working for potatoes not to be seen as a commodity

Could it be that finally potatoes are no longer being considered as a commodity? It looks like it if we talk aboutAntonio Ruggiero, which specialises in the production, processing and commercialisation of potatoes and onions. Last year, it handled over 100 thousand tons of produce."Italian consumers.....

''Huge advantage to build on overseas markets”

AU: $5m machine will improve potato, onion quality

On the morning of September 2nd, the Mitolo Group, a national market leader in potato and onion supply that employs 300 staff across 10 packaging and farming sites, including 200 at Virginia, launched a new $5 million machine on its packaging line. The machine will look inside its onions — at the rate of.....

Good export for potatoes

It will be a summer to remember for potatoes, as exports were good both in July and early August. "France needed produce because the early varieties were late, there were downy mildew problems and rain delayed harvesting. Spain also faced a lack of produce," explains Roberto Piazza, director of Fedagro Acmo.....

Martijn van Damme, Dacomex:

“Large but one-sided onion export”

Many onions are currently being exported. “Volumes are large, but Senegal is practically the only destination. The Tabaski holiday of 11 September traditionally causes a peak in sales, so I suspect it will become slightly calmer from next week. Some onions have been sent to Central America, but other than.....