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Why the potato as a food crop?

  • The potato needs less watering and fertilising than other staple food crops.
  • The potato delivers more harvest volume per land area than rice, wheat, maize or cassava.
  • The potato provides more nutritional value per litre water and kilo of produce.
  • Growing potatoes brings more sustainable income for the farmer, sustainable feeding of the population, and greater food security and sustainable economic growth for the country.

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