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On April 24 I posted a note about a China FTA meeting which were about to be held in the main centres in New Zealand. I said at the time th...
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Potatoes for export
This article highlights a potentially damaging disease which has hit some potato growers. 33% of New Zealand's potato crop is exported
http://www.potatoesnz.co.nz/ This website which 'represents the interests of New Zealand's seed, table, and process potato growers' is very informative and provides easily accessible statistics. Did you know that
* in March 2009 New Zealand potato growers exported 1.8 million kgs of potatoes to Fiji
* the value of New Zealand's potato exports in 2008 was more than NZ$83 million (FOB)
* Canterbury has the largest area of potato growing
* the 7th World Potato Congress was held in Canterbury in March 2009.