International Year of the Potato – 2008

 

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The United Nations are celebrating the potato in 2008 as the fourth largest food crop grown world-wide, along side wheat, maize and rice.

There are currently 82 online agriculture-related journals currently available through from the Loughborough University Library via MetaLib, listed under the category E-journals ‘Environment’ and ‘Agruculture’ such as :

 

  

 

 

To find out more about the potato, its history [the potato originates from Central and South America and brought to Europe around the 16th century], nutritional properties, diseases, economic role and current potato events, you can visit these sites: 

International Year of the Potato 2008

Potato Council

Information For Potato Growers from SERD (Scottish Executive Rural Directorate, formerly SEERAD)

The European Association for Potato Research

Potato recipes

 
 
 
 
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