PepsiCo Foods (China) Co Ltd, the Chinese arm of the beverage and food giant, joined hands with local agricultural authorities in launching a potato-crop demonstration farm on Friday in Yanchi county, the Ningxia Hui autonomous region. The farm covers 33 hectares, and will use advanced technology in water management to boost potato cultivation, according to the company and local government…Full-text article: China Daily May 2013

Key point

  • Currently, PepsiCo Foods (China) Co Ltd has seven potato farms located across China in regions such as Inner Mongolia and Hubei province, with all production used to make to make chips

ChinaAg Comment

  • The article notes that Pepsi’s potato yields in China have reached 45 MTs per ha. In 2011, the average yield in China for all tubers (e.g. sweet potatoes, potatoes, etc.) was 18.3 MTs per hectare

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