Increasing the potato yield has high priority in China. Now and in the near future, a big effort needs to be made to keep up with the growing demand for potatoes for both fresh consumption and the industry. In a joint R&D programme, Chinese and Dutch institutions and companies are together looking into opportunities to improve potato production. In ‘Progress Report China Potato GAP project’, the results achieved so far by the Pubic Private Partnership (PPS) Potato GAP China can be read…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Mar 2015

Key Point

  • According to the article, the average potato yield in China is ~20 MTs per ha. In addition, Heilongjiang Province produces approximately 8 million MTs annually.

ChinaAg Comments

  • According to FAOStat, in 2013, China produced 88.9 million MTs of potatoes, 79 million MTs of sweet potatoes, 4.5 million MTs of cassava, and 1.8 million MTs of taro.
  • According to China’s Ministry of Agriculture, the country cultivates potatoes on approximately 5 million hectares and plans to expand 10 million ha (unspecified timeframe).

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