Romanian growers want a strategy to save the potato sector

Updated May 20, 2021
The main limiting factors in Romanian potato cultivation are the excessive fragmentation of the acreage, the often low technical level, the small size of the horticultural businesses, the poor quality of the seed potatoes and, above all, the lack of sufficient storage space. Laszlo Becsek, Vice-President of the Romanian Growers' Club: "Romania should take second place at European level in terms of acreage, but the low yield and the lack of private storage sheds cannot give us this prestigious position in the continental ranking. Romanian potato growers sell their yields at low prices immediately after harvesting, because there is no storage space under optimal conditions. In this way, potatoes are imported into our country on a massive scale every year. " According to a press release from the National Potato Federation, a first meeting with the Minister of Agriculture, Adrian-Nechita Oros, presented the proposal for the ...
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