Besides all the free potato varieties, Agroplant has its own protected varieties. In the yellow skin segment, the Actrice variety, the biggest variety, is exported to 35 countries. There is also Bernice, Dido, Liselotte and their newest variety Lotus. In the Red Skin segment, they have Margarita and Cereza, and a new red variety is currently on the way.
While the company started trading in just Europe, today Agroplant export seed potatoes in more than 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In Africa, Agroplant exports its potato seedlings from Egypt all the way to Morocco. When not focusing on northern Africa, Agroplant also has ties in Botswana and has worked in the past in Sudan, Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.
The future of Agroplant
For the future, Agroplant would like to continue expanding its export channels to different markets in Africa. “I think for us, Africa has a big potential. We would like to expand to more African countries than the traditional markets in Northern Africa. We see good potential markets like Senegal, Cameroon, Nigeria, Mozambique and Zimbabwe”, stated Mr. van der Lee. “In these markets, some people are already active in importing and utilising potato seeds we just need to tap into it”, he continued. In addition, Agroplant would like to continue developing new varieties that are resistant to challenges and work in different climates of the world.
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