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Record number 370383
Title Sustainable potato production in Mexico
Author(s) Haverkort, A.J.; Wiersema, S.G.
Source Wageningen : Wageningen University and Research Centre - 16
Department(s) Agrosystems
Centre for Development Innovation
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2007
Keyword(s) aardappelen - mexico - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - internationale samenwerking - internationale betrekkingen - potatoes - sustainability - international cooperation - international relations
Categories Potatoes / International Relations / Agriculture in North America
Abstract The Memorandum of Understanding between the ministries of agriculture of Mexico and the Netherlands is aimed at strengthening cooperation in the field of research and development between the two countries. Within this framework CONPAPA, Sabritas, INIFAP and Wageningen University established contacts and set an agenda for sustainable potato production in Mexico that builds on experience in potato and other commodities in the Netherlands and other countries. During three meetings in Mexico in 2007 major sustainability issues were identified and means of addressing them were established as well as a working plan for 2008 and beyond. The three main issues to be addressed are 1) optimized use of the resources water and minerals, 2) improvement of the seed supply chain and 3) improved control of psyllids responsible for purple top. Pilots are planned to start in 2008 on these three themes. Moreover in 2008 a major national potato seminar is planned on sustainable production and organized within the framework of the United Nations International Year of the Potato (UN-IYP)
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