New campaign to highlight the versatility of potatoes

20 October 2020. Potatoes South Africa (PSA) has launched a new campaign under the tagline Amazambane for Life – I Love Potatoes. Amazambane is a Zulu word which means potatoes and “for life” relates to potatoes’ numerous health benefits. Read more…


The heart of the matter: potatoes and heart health

30 September 2020. Research indicates that potassium, particularly when consumed in higher quantities from food, especially fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, stroke and coronary heart disease in adults and children. Read more…


OVERVIEW GLOBAL ONION MARKET

28 September 2020. Read more…


Covid-19 threatens the South African potato industry

14 September 2020. The South African potato industry is under threat due to a surplus of frozen and processed potato products in Europe. This surplus is a result of a decreased demand brought on by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. Consequently, prices are significantly depressed. Read more…


Steps needed to protect South African potato industry

9 September 2020. Since the start of the millennium, potatoes have accounted for approximately 45% of the total vegetable crops produced in South Africa, contributing around R8.5 billion (€4.3 bln) to the economy. These numbers, however, are under threat due to a surplus of frozen and processed potato products in Europe, as a result of a decreased demand brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. This has significantly depressed prices. Read more…


South African blueberries: significant swing from air to sea freight this season

2 September 2020. Harvesting has started across the country on South Africa’s largest blueberry crop yet, an estimated 24,000 tonnes of production, of which 17,000 tonnes will probably be exported. Read more…


Big harvests for 2020, from summer to winter

1 September 2020. Although the National Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) made a marginal upward adjustment to its earlier estimate of the country’s 2020/21 total grain and oilseed output, the 17.85 million tonnes is still one of the largest on record crop and is 34% higher relative to the 2019 levels. Read more…


OVERVIEW GLOBAL POTATO MARKET

28 August 2020. Read more…