As a business, we must be able to anticipate the changing requirements associated with the cultivation of potatoes, as well as changing conditions. We aim to maintain the genetic diversity (variances in origin) of the potato crop. This natural treasure will therefore also be available for future generations. This diversity is extremely important in terms of global food supply.
New diseases and pests might come into play, the climate is changing and the world population is growing. The demand for sustainable products is also increasing and consumer needs change. The solution to new problems can sometimes be found in the properties of old varieties, in plants in other countries (in agricultural systems or outside them) or in gene banks.
- We focus on:
- Collaboration with gene banks
- Breeders' exemption
- Complying with the Nagoya Protocol and International Treaty
- Developing new potato varieties in order to safeguard genetic diversity