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  • Russia permits Scottish seed potato import

    Rosselkhoznadzor (Russia's phytosanitary watchdog) has permitted import of seed potatoes from Scotland.

  • AHDB expanding seed potato export opportunities for UK producers

    Building on the growing success of its collaboration over the past two years, Potato Council and Horticultural Development Company (HDC) brought the largest collaborative UK stand yet to this February’s Fruit Logistica event in Berlin.   The event featured 2,785 exhibitors from 83 countries, with AHDB’s Potato Council and HDC joining forces once more alongside co-exhibitors from the potato...

    18 March 2015

  • Bringing Food To Life For Children

    Educating children about the importance of food, farming and healthy eating is a priority for Potato Council.   Recent research from Dr Aric Sigman, titled ‘Agricultural Literacy: Giving Concrete Children Food for Thought’, indicates that children are more likely to absorb and integrate food knowledge if they have hands-on experience of its origins. Yet research shows that 19% of children...

    18 March 2015

  • This VE Day - Remind Shoppers How Good Potatoes Are

    With the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day, 8th May 2015) approaching, Potato Council is calling on industry to back its campaign to use the date as an opportunity to remind consumers of the benefits of eating potatoes.   During the Second World War, amidst concerns that food supplies to Britain could be cut off by a sea blockade, the Government launched ‘Dig for Victory’,...

    18 March 2015

  • Applications now open for Potato Council's 'Next Generation' Programme

    We are seeking 12 young professionals from levy payer businesses to join the first Potato Council ‘Next Generation’ programme which will launch in May, 2015.   The aim is to develop the future leaders of our industry and to give them exposure to the wider supply chain. The programme will include business and technical sessions, as well as supply chain visits and runs between May 2015 and...

    20 February 2015