The production of conservation potatoes increased in France
According to figures published by the UNPT (union of producers), production of potato conservation totaled 5.235 million tons this year, against 4 690 000 tons in 2012. An increase of 11.6% in 1 year and 8.1% over the 5-year average (2008-2012).
Surfaces, covering 117,150 ha, increased by 3.4% compared to last year and 7.2% over the 5-year average (2008-2012).
The average yield was 44.7 t / ha in 2013. It is up by 8% over last year, but only 0.9% over the 5-year average (2008-2012).
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/france-increasing-production-of-potatoes-fructidor)