JANUARY 25, 2008 is the International Year of the Potato. A global campaign willraise awareness of the importance of the potato – and of agriculture ingeneral – in addressing issues of global concern, including hunger,poverty and threats to the environment.

World potato production has increased at an annual average rate of 4.5 per cent over the last 10 years, and exceeded the growth in production of many other major food commodities in developing countries, particlarly in Asia.* More: www.potato2008.org

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