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  • AHDB Potatoes R&D head wins coveted award

    Head of Research and Development of AHDB Potatoes Dr Mike Storey has scooped this year’s British Potato Industry Award, which acknowledges those who have made a significant impact on advances in the sector. Dr Storey was presented with the award yesterday (November 20) at the Seed Industry Event dinner at Crieff Hydro, near Perth, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the potato...

    21 November 2012

  • Profitability and sustainability remain distant goals for potato sector

    Launching the consultation on AHDB Potatoes’s 2013-16 business plan amidst the most challenging potato season in history, Chairman Allan Stevenson told delegates at the industry’s biennial seed event in Crieff that AHDB Potatoes’s role was to keep an eye on the horizon and deliver a plan that develops a more sustainable and profitable sector than is the case today. “Delivering greater...

    20 November 2012

  • Board vacancies: A message from our Chairman

    In March 2013, we'll be refreshing our Board. Three members will be stepping down to make way for three enthusiastic and dedicated growers who can help us drive the industry forwards. It's essential that we find individuals with ware and seed interests who can share their experiences and knowledge to help us ensure that AHDB Potatoes provides the right services for levy payers and the wider...

    5 October 2012

  • Encouraging healthy, sustainable diets: the role potatoes play

    This briefing summarises the analysis which showed that a diet rich in potatoes provides higher intakes of a number of key nutrients including Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, iodine and folate compared to alternative carbohydrates such as rice and pasta. The National Diet and Nutritional Survey (NDNS) is a continual cross-sectional survey, jointly funded by the Department of Health and Food...

    18 September 2012

  • Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) consultation

    The 1991 EU Nitrates Directive (Council Directive 91/676/EEC) was adopted with the purpose of reducing the amount of nitrate pollution caused by agriculture. It requires DEFRA to designate land draining to polluted water as Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) (or to designate all of England), and then to set out certain farming practices that farmers within those NVZs must comply with (known as the “...

    7 September 2012