Potato prices are on the rise

Europe has the highest level of potato consumption in the world at almost 90 kg per capita per year, and is the second largest potato producer globally with some 53 million tonnes harvested annually.

The price of potatoes varies from year to year, but this important crop has now reached the highest value seen in recent years on the commodity futures exchange.

Earth observation data, including Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and VHR satellite data, can be used to help mitigate a number of challenges faced by the industry, from storage to disease monitoring, while increasing logistics and trading efficiencies.The new EOPLUG-IN service will help reduce the effect of these problems using ESA's satellite data.

For more information read the whole article “Satelite safeguard Europe´s potato industry on the ESA homepage here!

Potato prices are on the rise

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