Potato Industry Research Strategy

Mission 

To provide knowledge to enhance the sustainability of the South African potato industry.

Vison

Knowledge towards excellence in the South African potato industry.

Background to research and research funding in the potato industry

Potatoes South Africa’s first application for statutory measures on potatoes, which included a statutory levy, was approved by the then Minister of Agriculture and promulgated in the Government Gazette on 10 September 2004. One of the purposes of the statutory measures is to fund basic and applied research, including cultivar development and evaluation, and the dissemination of all relevant information.

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