The potato acreage in Canada and the United States could take a dramatic hit in 2020. Potato production may drop by 25 to 30 percent because of closed restaurants, a sharp decline in french fry consumption and the economic fallout from COVID-19.
With climate change also becoming a thing on Canada’s crop lands, identifying and/or developing new potato varieties that can grow in warmer temperatures is one of the goals of the research teams of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
Miljoner människor i karantän och restauranger som håller stängt över hela Europa har fått konsekvenser för matproducenter.
’We have set the target for this year at 13,27,000 tons, where as last year the district yielded 13,78,000 tons of potatoes’
A shift in market requirements for potato industry. In light of the coronavirus outbreak reaching the UK in January 2020 there has been significant development, ultimately changing the way the potato industry has been functioning.
Many potato traders with stock in storage have grown worried about the condition of the Chinese potato market. The market is quite weak and the delivery speed has slowed down. The reasons for this development are as follows:
Wegen der Corona-Krise wurden Kartoffelimporte nötig. Ruedi Fischer, Präsident der Kartoffelproduzenten, warnt im Gespräch mit Schweizer Bauer aber ausdrücklich vor einer Ausdehnung der Kartoffelfläche.
Before the coronavirus crisis, potato supplies seemed to be in surplus. The crisis has boosted sales so much that, today, the balance is reversed.