The Makhathini small farmer development trial recently took place on 18 – 19 May 2021. The main aim is to check the resilience against blight among cultivars to select the best cultivars for rural regions during winter plantings. This information will benefit commercial farmers as well. The same work will be repeated for the summer planting regions in September.
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.