Sustainable potato production in Mexico

A.J. Haverkort, S.G. Wiersema

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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)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen University and Research Centre
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • potatoes
  • mexico
  • sustainability
  • international cooperation
  • international relations

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