Fresh Plaza [News]: South African potato consumption doubles in 10 years

“Despite the rising input costs, unstable weather conditions resulting from climate change, and the overall uncertainty brought about by COVID-19, our approximately 570 South African potato farmers across 16 production regions, still managed to press on to produce fresh potatoes 12 months of the year,” he said.”

“In 2020, South African farmers planted potatoes on approximately 51,000 hectares,” he noted. “A total potato crop of 2.6 million tonnes were produced and delivered 263 million 10kg pockets of potatoes. Our per capita consumption has doubled in the last decade.”

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