Celebrating the potato

PUBLISHED: 13:15 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:20 28 March 2014

JANUARY 25, 2008 is the International Year of the Potato. A global campaign will
raise awareness of the importance of the potato - and of agriculture in
general - 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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