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  • GB seed potato exports resurge into Caribbean market

    A recent visit to Scotland by Cuban agricultural officials has led to a revised agreement for the importation of GB seed potatoes. Supported by the unique partnership between Potato Council and Scottish Government to boost export opportunities, senior officials from Cuba’s Agricultural Ministry and Plant Health section travelled to Scotland this month to meet officials from Scottish Government...

    30 October 2014

  • Autumn a crucial time for potato consumption

    As Potato Week (October, 6-12) activity gains pace Potato Council’s chair Fiona Fell reflects    “We need to be loud and proud about potatoes,” says Fiona. “This week is all about bringing our nation’s No.1 carbohydrate to people’s attention.”   “It’s part of our three key aims, assisting with Promotion, Production and Protection of the potato sector.”     Potatoes...

    8 October 2014

  • Whole supply chain focus at November’s potato strategy conference

    ‘From seed to ware’, this year’s Seed Industry Event (SIE14) on 25 November, at the Crieff Hydro in Perthshire, widens its’ appeal to the whole supply chain, covering seed, plant health, pest and disease advice, seed supplier and customer case studies, processing, storage and retail insights. This year’s seed event will not just be about seed! The speaker programme features industry leaders and...

    6 October 2014

  • From seed to ware, you should be there!

    The biennial Seed Industry Event (SIE14) will be held on 25 November 2014 at the Crieff Hydro, one of Scotland’s premier venues. SIE14 is a fast-moving, one-day strategic potato industry conference, hosted by Potato Council in a beautiful and easily accessible location. This year’s theme is ‘from seed to ware’ and will look at key issues from seed certification and emerging overseas markets...

    20 August 2014

  • Seed potato exports from GB outstrip previous levels once more

    As Potato Council and the GB seed potato sector prepare for next months’ Potato Europe event in Germany, recent export statistics confirm that GB seed potatoes continue to be in demand around the world, with the 2013/14 figures revealing a new seed exports record from Britain. A diverse range of certified British potato varieties are exported for growing potato crops overseas, and seed export...

    19 August 2014