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  • Outward Egyptian mission offers ressurance on future trade

    AHDB’s Rob Burns and John Ellicott from SASA recently returned from an outward mission to Egypt where they met with the Head of CAPQ, Dr Ahmed, to discuss the past season, the coming season and issues around Brexit. Rob explains: “We confirmed that UK trading position with Egypt is secure after Brexit as legislation allows imports from all countries in continental Europe regardless of EU...

    3 April 2019

  • AHDB Potato Chair reports back on an open board session

    Sophie Churchill, Chair of the AHDB Potatoes Board and member of the AHDB Board, invited all potatoes levy payers to the March board meeting. In this blog, she reflects on the business of the day. The AHDB Potatoes Board is there to help support and equip levy payers to negotiate the continuing changes faced by the industry. There are the continuing effects on the crop of drought and high...

    29 March 2019

  • Latest potato stocks figures down almost a quarter on last year

    The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board’s (AHDB) latest estimates on potato stock levels held by British growers are 24% down on previous years’ figures at 1.84Mt; 13% down on the five year average. The estimates show stock levels for the 2018/19 season to be higher than at the same point in 2012 but only slightly lower than 2016; another tight year for the British potato supply....

    11 March 2019

  • VIDEO: Potato Storage, CIPC and Sprout Control Update, March 2019

    We understand that a vote was taken on the Commission’s proposal for non-renewal of Chlorpropham (CIPC) at the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed last week. No Qualified majority was reached in favour of the proposal. The EU Commission can now decide to move the existing proposal forward to an Appeal Committee or to propose the existing or an altered proposal at a next Standing...

    8 March 2019

  • AHDB’s latest recruit will provide support to key potato growing region

    AHDB has welcomed a new recruit to work with potato growers in the east of England. David Wilson has taken on the role of Knowledge Exchange Manager (Potatoes) for East Anglia and the South East. David will be using his experience and knowledge of the potato industry to work with growers on a number of key AHDB initiatives. Having started out as a farm manager and then agronomist, David’s...

    4 March 2019