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…

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