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Potatoes South Africa

Potatoes South Africa is a non-profit company incorporated under the South African Companies Act No 71 of 2008 whose main objective is to serve, protect and promote the interests of the South African potato industry.

In terms of its role in the potato industry, Potatoes South Africa operates as an organisation and its structure represents a network of participating role players and individuals who have the development and competitiveness of the industry at heart.

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+27 (0)12 349 1906
6 De Havilland Crescent, Persequor Techno Park, Persequor, Park Pretoria

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Agri Orbit News: SOPIA shines the spotlight on the potato industry’s resilience

“Willie Jacobs, CEO of PSA, delivered the official SOPIA speech and discussed the impact that Covid-19 has had on the industry, and how potatoes could contribute to recovering from the pandemic.

According to Jacobs, despite the chaos brought about by Covid-19, South African potato producers planted on approximately 51 000 hectares, produced a total crop of 2,6 million tons and delivered 263 million 10 kg bags of potatoes during 2020.

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Jacobs also emphasised how the humble spud could contribute to stronger immune systems and improve the nation’s resilience to the virus. Potatoes contain some vital nutrients such as potassium. In fact, they have more potassium than most fruit and vegetables. A 150 g serving of boiled or baked potato, with the skin on, will provide 710 mg of potassium…”

To read the full article, titled “SOPIA shines the spotlight on the potato industry’s resilience” as published by Agri Orbit on 17 May 2021, click here.

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