National Potato Conference

How many times do we eat potatoes each week?

How many times do we eat potatoes each week?

Bórd Bia’s thinking house decided to find out how potatoes fit into people’s diets. Over a period of one week...

March 1, 2020

World potato congress coming to Ireland in 2021

World potato congress coming to Ireland in 2021

The World Potato Congress will be hosted by the Irish Potato Federation next year – from May 31 to June...

February 24, 2020

Desiccation post diquat…planning starts pre-season

Desiccation post diquat…planning starts pre-season

February 4 last saw the last date of use pass for diquat. It had been used as an extremely efficient...

February 23, 2020

Potato farmers afraid of pasta, rice and poor prices

Potato farmers afraid of pasta, rice and poor prices

49% of farmers see competition from other carbohydrates such as pasta and rice as one of the biggest challenges facing...

February 20, 2020

‘Potato price needs to rise to ensure industry’s future’

‘Potato price needs to rise to ensure industry’s future’

8,000ha of potatoes are currently grown in Ireland. This is the second lowest area planted on record and is unlikely...

February 18, 2020

Potato conference will tackle challenges, markets and nutrition

Potato conference will tackle challenges, markets and nutrition

The National Potato Conference – organised by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), Teagasc and Bórd Bia – will take place...

February 12, 2020

‘There is a really big risk if nation shuns away from potatoes’

‘There is a really big risk if nation shuns away from potatoes’

Aoife Hearne – a dietitian – stated that potatoes are a carbohydrate hero because they have so much to offer....

March 1, 2018

‘Potatoes are bought every second by Irish consumers’

‘Potatoes are bought every second by Irish consumers’

Did you know that potatoes are bought every second by Irish consumers? 1.67 million households purchase potatoes annually. According to Cliona...

February 23, 2018

Potatoes are the bedrock of the horticulture sector – Doyle

Potatoes are the bedrock of the horticulture sector – Doyle

“Anywhere that we can see an opportunity to replace imports we must concentrate on.” Speaking at the National Potato Conference on...

February 22, 2018

Potato growers get less than 20% of the retail price – Healy

Potato growers get less than 20% of the retail price – Healy

Potato growers get less than a fifth of the retail price that a consumer pays for their produce, the National Potato...

February 20, 2018