Organic potato starch – is there enough and where does it come from?

A growing organic market with limited supply In a growing market like organic food – which is transforming itself from a very small niche into a part of the mainstream – supply issues are a little different. The organic market has grown 10% year-on-year for several decades now and the main food trends seem to…

3rd Meeting of the Section of Agronomy and Physiology of European Association for Potato Research

The 3rd Meeting of the Section of Agronomy and Physiology of EAPR (European Association for Potato Research) which will be held in Riga, Latvia on September 26-29, 2016. The meeting is organized by Priekuli Research centre of Institute of Agricultural Recourses and Economics. During the meeting sustainable potato production will be spotlighted as one of…

Starch potato in Estonia and Latvia

In early July on the way to the 7th Ifoam Conference in Vilnius we took the opportunity to visit a few organic farms. First in Estonia close to Rapla we visited the farmer Tõnu Kriisa who produces mainly organic beef on 300 hectares but has also a few hectares of  potatoes. He has a small contract…