France has planted more potatoes this year

Fresh Common Potato
Published Jul 20, 2022

Tridge summary

The areas planted with conservation potatoes in France show a contained rise of 1% compared to 2021, which represents an increase of 1,480 more hectares to 152,500 hectares. It should be borne in mind that this increase comes after a 3% drop last year, according to estimates by the French potato sector (UNPT).

Original content

The uncontrolled increase in costs, the instability of the market in certain segments and delicate weather for several years have led to a slowdown in the initial dynamics of the producers, who, however, are promising in 2022. The Hauts-de-France region (Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie) has established itself as the most productive region with 53,000 ha and an increase of 1,800 ha, linked to the very strong demand from the French and foreign processing industry ( French fries, French fries, etc.) and possible transfers of areas initially intended ...
Source: Agrodigital
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