The European potato under international pressure

Fresh Common Potato
Published Aug 8, 2022

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The 2022 estimates for the increase in European potato areas are marked by earliness and doubts about yields. The 2023 sowings are already under pressure from CAP reform and the international situation.

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The first estimates of the areas of potatoes planted in the four main countries of the NEPG zone (France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands) show a growth of +2%, an increase of 10,100 ha to reach 507,300 ha. Compared to the five-year average, the increase is +0.9%. "At the end of winter and the beginning of spring, the first estimates however pointed to a decrease in the area of 2022, mainly due to ever higher production costs", comments the NEPG, Potato Growers' Group Northwestern European land. But some producers of starch potatoes (Germany, France and the Netherlands) and some producers of potatoes intended for the fresh market (Germany and France) have changed their outlets to produce fried varieties or for the production of crisps. The NEPG also anticipates the reform of the CAP and the ever-higher production costs which could have an influence on sowing in 2023. According to the organization, the high prices of wheat, rapeseed, grain corn and the potential increase in the ...
Source: Pleinchamp
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