Feeding an expanded population nutritiously and sustainably requires substantial improvements to the global food system. One that provides livelihoods for farmers and nutritious products to consumers while minimizing an environmental footprint.
The potato is part of the solution to global challenges because of its resilience and contribution to food security and nutrition which plays a two-part role in the family farming economy as a cash crop and providing food.
Potatoes are now the world’s third most important food crop in terms of human consumption, after wheat and rice. It is currently grown on approximately 20 million hectares of farmland globally, and potato production worldwide accounts for 376 million tonnes.
World Potato Congress Webinar: Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security