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Sector | Potatoes and Onions

Bayer and Solynta collaborate to advance true potato seed in smallholder markets

Potato production in Peru declines due to climate vulnerability

TikTok Jacket Potato craze in the UK


Department of Agriculture wants to expand onion production Central Luzon

Field trials and regulatory assessments for genetically modified potato varieties in Nigeria

McDonald's in South Korea suspends french fry sales due to supply chain issues

Market and Crop Update for June 20, 2024

“We finished with onions out of the northwest, now we're shipping onions primarily out of California and New Mexico"

Cornish New Potatoes herald the arrival of UK summer

Società Agriconetto

Red onions from Acquaviva: first bulbs already available

Raymond Mahieu, Smit's Onions:

"The herring tastes good and the chopped onions are through the roof"

Australian farmers embrace innovative nitrogen alternative

Mid-June is traditionally a difficult time on the fresh market

Price modelling suggests succour for onion consumers

New Maf Roda solution and start of harvest for SARL Acquette

“We can now justify our premium range thanks to optimum quality”

Potato Market Update 19th June

Ireland's potato stocks are becoming increasingly tight

NFU calls for action to save the great British potato

Sweet potatoes available during the summer months

Rosselkhoznadzor announces India's desire to expand the range of products exported to Russia

India interested in exporting potatoes and pomegranates to Russia

New crop Wisconsin potatoes to start shipping late July

Onion prices surge in India amid supply shortage

New potato season in Ukraine witnesses price drop

Papua New Guinea potato industry estimated to generate K150 million yearly

Luis Fernando Rubio, director of Procecam:

"As soon as last year's onion surplus is used up and the demand from the industry increases, the market should recover its stability"

Locally grown potato program supports children’s hospital

Potato and vegetable growers saw price rises of 11.7% in last 12 months

Brazilian onion imports slow as domestic production increases

Northwest Region potato stocks on June 1, Totaled 50.1 Mln cwt

Border Collie helps dig out last potatoes

Organic potatoes and onions in the spotlight

PEI potato industry welcomes delegation from The Philippines

Andrea Candiano, Van der Lans International:

"Less room for New Zealand due to large supply of old crop Dutch and other European onions"

Maintaining fry colour in ethylene-treated potatoes in the UK


UK potatoes at all-time highs for the second year in a row

Farm insecurity hampers Nigeria's onion production and exports


High-yielding potato cultivation in Sylhet and Moulvibazar

PepsiCo's agricultural productivity boost in Thailand

Egyptian onion exporters disappointed by low demand

Uttar Pradesh leads in potato production in India

Food prices soar in Lagos ahead of Eid Kabir celebrations

Potato Market Update 12th June

Potato plantings have only finished up over the past few days in the southeast of Ireland

Potato harvest commences in the Kurdistan region

Half of the Ukrainian vegetable storehouses lack onion storage equipment

Stephen Hedderly - Bedfordshire Growers

“We should have the new onion crop available by the end of July"

Large majority of the EU's harvested production of potatoes in 2020 came from just five Member States

Sarah Taleb, CNIPT

First International Potato Day

Large shipment of early potatoes from China

Russia: growing imports of Chinese fresh produce

Decline in Greek agricultural production as fruit and vegetable imports surge

UNB’s McKenna Institute announces investment in digital agriculture led by McCain Foods

Pakistani onion exports surge amid Indian ban

“Our sweet potatoes are focused on the Israel market, as exports are not getting good prices”

Agriculture Minister Green highlighted importance of these crops

Boosting Irish potato and onion production in Jamaica

Onion prices set to drop in the UAE as India allows more exports

David Sánchez, Pepsur Chief Marketing Officer:

"After this year's experience, we are confident that the EU will once again accept seed potatoes from Scotland"

Redes advocates for strategic agricultural improvements

Peru focuses on the historical and economic significance of the humble potato

Wholesale onion prices surge in India due to supply constraints

Retailer introduces tearless onions in Western Australia

Sweet potato and yam shortage forecast in Barbados due to climate and disease

Gen Z brings opportunity to create lifelong potato lovers

Florian Kugler from Dorfinger KG on the Austrian potato and onion market

"Winter onions face risks of rot and mildew"

Kyrgyzstan's vegetable market faces major challenges

Onion harvest begins in Batken Region, Kyrgyzstan

Ly Nguyen - Van Xuan Agri

"Recent weather has been good and sweet potatoes are abundant"

Fan creates Virat Kohli art using onions and garlic

MSU breeder develops new genetically engineered potato

Over 95% of designated potato acres have been successfully planted province of Manitoba

Potato Market Update 5th June

This year’s weather has led to one of the latest planting years on record in Ireland

Limited potato availability supports high prices in a seller’s market

Washington State's potato yield sets global record

Smart planning boosts New Zealand onion exports to the EU

Sales increased across all potato categories in January–March 2024

U.S. retail sales volume of potatoes increased 5.6% YoY

Above-average onion market expected for rest of summer

Simon Vale - Balle Bros

Slower start to Asian onion exports

Daniel Kottmann on the Swiss potato season:

"Potatoes are also not resistant to erosion, extreme drought, or increasing pest pressure"


Morocco: New export opportunities for U.S. seed potatoes

European potato prices rise on prospects of another delayed harvest

Violations found in import of onions, carrots, and strawberries into Khakassia from Central Asia

Potatoes and onions leading with 23,000 and 22,000 tons respectively

Egypt's food exports surge in the final week of May

Egypt reduces potato exports to Russia, domestic supplies expected to stabilize market

Enhancing potato genetic diversity in Canada

Export duty removal on Karnataka's onions causes unrest in Maharashtra

Onion imports from India resuming in Bangladesh

"Calendar agriculture completely pointless"

"Last year, planting was also done very late, but ultimately, we ended up with good yields"

Scottish potato planting season characterized by sporadic activity

Majority of 2024 main season potato crops in Ireland has been sown

Europatat Congress 2024: Another successful edition for the European potato sector

David Casanoves, from Agriseeds:

"In Spain, we have a very interesting window from May to July and we must try and make the most of it"

The EU launched compliance proceedings against Colombia

EU requests WTO consultation on Colombia’s compliance in frozen fries dispute

"It's getting harder to source high quality onions from Egypt"

Matteo Freddi's point of view

First batches of yellow onions from Veneto and Emilia Romagna

Nexus ‘Organic Farming Systems’ project helping Colca Valley potato farmers

HarvestEye expands in Scotland through Agricar distributorship

Kyrgyzstan Ministry advises growers on onion storage

A European action plan to combat late blight in potatoes is needed

Irish potato planting challenges

PEI potato pricing stays stable despite slightly slower movement

Jan Franje, Franje Onions:

"In the onion trade, if you think you know, you're often wrong"

International Potato Day highlighted Peru's position as the leading Latin American potato producer

Potato Council Report May 2024

'Irish home consumption and retail trade remains strong'

Wholesale onion price increases in Nashik


Limestone approves tax deal for new potato chip plant in Aroostook County

Potato Market Update 29th May

Irish retail demand and home consumption remains strong

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

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"