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Sector | Potatoes and Onions

Market and Crop Update for May 30, 2024

'The organic onion market is hot and is staying hot'

Potato Market Update 29th May

Irish retail demand and home consumption remains strong

Expansion of vegetable production and export plans in Mykolaiv region, Ukraine

WPC celebrating International Day of Potato, May 30th

Russian government addresses frost damage

Onion export duty hike leads to concerns in Tamil Nadu

California’s flat sweet onion season underway

Peru exported 49,749 tons of onions in the first quarter of 2024

Potato innovation in Wisconsin for PepsiCo's Lay's chips

Prince Edward Island celebrates inaugural International Day of Potato

From Plant to Plate: Kenya-Netherlands cooperation in the potato sector

Peru contributes to global food security with potato diversity

Andalusia's early potato harvest marked by a 30% drop in production and high prices


Laikipia county embraces Unica potato variety

Potato parcel: quirky messaging service


‘International Day of the Potato’ to discuss global importance of the tuber

Jim Ertler - Premium Fresh

"I’m hearing very mixed reports from Europe, some areas have a good onion supply, others are short, quality is mixed"

Gerard Hoekman (Mulder Onions)

"We are fortunate that the season for Egyptian yellow onions is off to a slow start"

Despite being the world's 7th largest onion producer

Nigeria does not not really feature on the global onion export map

Pakistan: Onion exports have exceeded $210 million for the first time

Kyrgyzstan's cabinet subsidizes transport for onion and potato exports

Europatat elects Vlastimil Rasocha as its new Vice-President

Dutch onions cheaper than Egyptian onions on the West African market

Essex to sow the seeds of onion farming's future

Some Oregon onion producers are to relocate their operations to Idaho

India plans big scale radiation processing of onions

Pakistan onion exports amounted to $210 million In first 10 months of FY2023-24

Greater sweet potato supply right now compared to last year

Crookwell region, New South Wales

Restoring land, production and community

Harvest of onion trials in SA continue to shed light on detection and management of onion basal rot

Export duty makes Indian onion prices higher than other origins

"Nearby countries are completely dependent on Indian onions"

Ukraine's vegetable price surge: the role of professional storage and processing

Shipping 45,000 tons, primarily to Middle East and Bangladesh

India's onion exports surge post-ban

Filipino onion supply deemed sufficient by farmers' association

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Daniel Voll from Vau-Ge Ltd on this season's start for Italian onions

"Increasing avoidance of overseas onions benefits us"

Cabbage and onions from Uzbekistan: successful export in first four months

Last year’s potatoes in Ukraine now triple the price compared to previous year

Potato Market Update 22nd May

Potato plantings continue all over Ireland

McDonald’s sweet potato ice cream delights

With the support of BNP Paribas Bank Polska

McCain Foods launches a unique regenerative agriculture program in Poland

Sri Lanka pushes for agricultural import duties

Developing a drought-resistant potato in Atlantic Canada

Onion import challenges at Hili land port in Bangladesh

Kazakhstan PM orders completion of fresh vegetable contracts to stabilize prices

New purple sweet potato variety may drive U.S. exports to Europe

Papua New Guinea

Highlands regional incubation centre to open market opportunity for sweet potato farmers

Ukraine imports early onions from Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan

Hutton confirms extension of ‘Fight Against Blight’ funding for 2024 season

Onion import suspension in the Philippines extended

Potato price surge in India due to supply shortage

Northern Ireland faces potato shortage, impacting chip prices

94.74% of growers supported the proposed Potatoes New Zealand levy

PepsiCo unveils 200 million euro investment in Belgian plant

Some 50 onion farmers detained in Nashik ahead of Modi visit

René Tiggelman, Van Langevelde Handelsmaatschappij:

"Due to high onion prices, we have missed out on destinations like the Far East for two years now"

Potato price increase expected in Ireland

Bad weather in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal leads to reduced output

Potato prices expected to remain high in India until new crop arrives

New 8,000-ton vegetable storage facility inaugurated in Russian Far East

Lennaert Aardse, Dutch seed supplier De Groot en Slot

“Robust varieties with sturdy root systems are most sought after”

Return to normal start for California potato harvest

Onions are imported from Tajikistan to Kazakhstan in the off-season

National Onion Producers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria

Nigerian onion association announces expansion plans

New legislative framework for seed potatoes:

Examining the EU's proposed plant reproductive material regulation

Unexpected potato shortage hits Cork and Kerry

Potato Market Update 15th May

Ireland potato plantings: Some 50% estimated to be complete

Significant drop in domestic onion prices within India after government lifts export ban

'Elite' seed potatoes cultivated in Ivanovo district, Belarus

Kazakhstan regional executive bodies contract 30,000 tons of early vegetables from farmers

Due to appreciation of the US dollar and the imposition of export duties by India

Traders in Bangladesh reluctant to import onions

Società Agricola Milella (Italy)

Apulian new potatoes off to a good start

Onion turns of Ukraine – from free to very expensive in just a couple of weeks

Ukrainian farmers in the Kherson region expand watermelon cultivation areas

Cultivating innovation in Rwanda's potato industry

Limited stocks and anticipated harvest delays keep UK potato prices on upward trend

Challenging market for early Spanish onions due to oversupply

"Onion producers working with contracts will make a profit, those planting independently will face challenges"

Tianjin University of Science and Technology

Exploring the potential of purple sweet potatoes in gastric ulcer treatment

Onion prices plummet in Pakistan as Indian exports resume

Army worm infestation impacts over 12,000 hectares of onion farms in the Philippines

Georgia significantly reduced potato imports from Belarus

Prices of vegetables, onions, and potatoes surge in Dhaka markets

Tuber initiation timing for Quantis to protect against stress

Malaysian army intercepts onion smuggling to Indonesia

Potato Market Update 8th May

Potato stocks continue to tighten significantly in Ireland

Adverse weather destroys potato crops

Impending food shortage in Nyandarua due to floods

Indian onion traders worried about global competitiveness

Onion export ban lifted in Maharashtra

Onion market sees some supply relief though pricing stays strong

Excessive rainfall impacts onion imports in Brazil-Argentina border region

Vegetable farming concerns in regions of Bangladesh

Pampanga's onion farmers hope for Increase in income

Onion export ban lifted in India amid elections

Movement faster on Idaho potatoes but pricing still weaker

Francisco Moya, Réseau Vitalis

“The switch from ware to early potatoes is going well”

New onions in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are sold at incredibly low prices

But Nashik farmers call this a political move

Indian government lifts onion export ban to facilitate exports from Gujarat

The Aardappelhoeve takes its first steps into the export market with The Potato Chef

"All of Europe is looking to Spain for supplies"

William Hoekman, QA Services:

"Thanks to optical sorting, we see the quality of onions increasing"

Potato and onion prices soar after Eid in Bangladesh

Fresh produce imports to Greece surged by 50.2% in April

Minister calls for more onion storage facilities in Bangladesh

Foodservice chipping potato heads to retail

New system for cleaning sweet potatoes by Polderjongens

Kees Schouten, Altena Potatoes:

"Limited supply of imported potatoes keeps Malta prices at a high level"

Egyptian onions replace Moroccan ones in West Africa

Potato Market Update 1st May

Irish home consumption and retail trade remains strong

Woolworths reintroduces Happy Chop Tearless Onions

Senate effort keeps potato classified as a vegetable in the U.S.

Ukrainian onion growers elevate prices as season concludes

Potato bill reaches governor's desk in Colorado

Hardness and skin firmness in onions crucial for retail, especially during shortages

Alfonso Sáenz de Cámara, manager of Udapa: "The danger lies in relocating the potato production"

"We hope that the positive forecasts for this potato campaign will be fulfilled"

Tolsma-Grisnich and the Invaro Group -

Dutch companies join forces in the field of optical sorting of potatoes and onions

Potato prices surge in the UK

Introducing Spuddies: a venture into potato chips in Western Australia

The real growth in the sweet potato segment stems from value-added packs

Bangladesh inaugurates first onion processing and storage center


Summer onion harvest brings joy to Kurigram farmers

India eases onion export restrictions to Sri Lanka and the UAE

Study looks at challenges of climate change on potato production in Canada

Tearless onions are back at Woolworths

Onion prices increase in Bangladesh

6th Spanish Potato Congress, Seville

Spanish potato sector expresses its concern over the significant increase in imports from Egypt

Garlic farmer's fury ignites wealth gap debate

Álvaro Lara, from Extraterrestrial Agriculture LLC:

"We will continue to have our range of organic citrus available until July"

Selling Egyptian-imported potatoes as 'domestically produced'

Potato fraud operation uncovered in Spain

Potato demand is shifting in the UK

Addressing potato export challenges in Pakistan

Sri lanka looks to import onions from Egypt