UK potato exports enjoy record year

British seed potato exports have topped 100,000 tonnes for the second year running, despite a season of poor weather in growing areas.

Potato Council head of seed and export Rob Burns said: "Despite the testing conditions, we have achieved another record for exports."

North Africa and the Middle East in particular have shown strong growth, due in part to careful development of seed potatoes able to cope with a range of climatic conditions, he added.

"This is really exciting news because these markets are developing and should show important growth in the coming years."


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