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  • Potatoes fight back!

    ​Despite recent reports to the contrary the British consumer still loves the potato! This week, reports surfaced that 'potato consumption is down 5%'. This is simply not the case. The latest figures from Kantar WorldPanel, which covers data from all retailers, shows a 2.6% rise in consumption of potatoes since 2015. Pro-potato media coverage: Nonetheless, one positive from the 'news' that potato...

    24 August 2018

  • The ‘Next Generation’ visit McCain for field to fork experience

    AHDB Potatoes ‘Next Generation’ tour got underway in Yorkshire last week, as the third in-take of aspiring industry leaders spent the day exploring Scarborough on a processing focussed trip to McCain.  Demonstrating quality crop; the day incorporated the crop production processes at local potato seed and ware growers, James Stockdale Ltd (‘Stockdales’), before a tour of the McCain facilities. The...

    21 June 2018

  • Future potato leaders begin AHDB programme

    AHDB potatoes launched the third in-take of leadership development scheme the ‘Next Generation’ programme at its Warwickshire Headquarters in May. The group of 14 will complete nine comprehensive business and technical days over the course of a year that will provide exposure to the whole supply chain. The participants are drawn from all sectors of the industry and from across Great Britain. The...

    16 May 2018

  • New appointments for AHDB Arable Knowledge Exchange

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced four potato-focused appointments to join the newly formed Arable Knowledge Exchange team. Bringing together a wider range of expertise for the industry, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds and AHDB Potatoes Knowledge Exchange have united to create a single Arable Team. Graham Bannister has been promoted to Senior Knowledge Exchange (...

    8 August 2018

  • New agronomists to look through AHDB’s ‘shop window’

    New entrants to the UK agronomy industry will discover more about AHDB staff, services and information at the 2018 Agronomists’ Induction event. Formerly the Agronomists' Intake Day, the event has been run in conjunction with the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and the Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC) since its introduction in 2014. The event provides new agronomists...

    6 August 2018