MEDIA RELEASE

Tuesday 15 September 2020

Following eight years at the helm of Potatoes South Australia, Robbie Davis will be stepping down from her role of Chief Executive at the end of 2020. Read more here.

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Watch this fantastic message of support from the South Australian Minister for the Environment, the Hon David Speirs, MP. Watch here.

Due to the pandemic and for the safety of our participants we have decided to postpone the 21st EAPR Triennial Conference further. The new Conference date is July 12-16, 2020.

The Conference will be held in the International Exhibition and Convention Centre EXPO Krakow, former capital of Poland, residence of Polish kings and the seat of the oldest university in Central Europe. The medieval old town, which is on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites, is the dynamic heart of Krakow, buzzing with students, residents and tourists from all over the world. 

New dates are:

  • Abstract submission ends: 1 March 2021
  • EAPR Student Support application ends: 1 March 2021
  • Acceptance of abstracts: 7 March 2021
  • Early registration ends: 1 April 2021

In case of any questions or cancellation, please send your email to the address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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MEDIA RELEASE

Friday 26 June 2020

The peak representative body for the potato industry value chain, Potatoes South Australia Incorporated, has appointed experienced director Mr Mark Geraghty as its new Independent Chair, at a meeting of the Association’s Board on 24 June 2020.

The peak representative body for the potato industry value chain, Potatoes South Australia Incorporated, has appointed experienced director Mr Mark Geraghty as its new Independent Chair, at a meeting of the Association’s Board on 24 June 2020.Mr Geraghty replaces Dr Andrew MacDonald who has been in the role since 2017. Dr MacDonald said that the Board was very pleased to announce Mr Geraghty’s appointment at a time when Potatoes South Australia is entering an exciting new phase of its evolution. “We’re delighted to have someone of such strategic calibre come on board to help guide Potatoes South Australia as we look to build momentum and strength both upwards and onwards nationally,” Dr MacDonald said. Click here to read more.

New look PIRSA COVID-19 hub

To keep you updated on COVID-19 information relevant to the primary industries portfolio, a user friendly hub has been developed to replace the existing PIRSA web page. The new design is intended to make it easier to find and access information. This will be added to on a continuing basis when new information is available. Potatoes SA has also developed an easy to follow information sheet which you can download.

 

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With COVID-19 currently dominating social and political discussions around domestic and international travel, as well as what to do with large events, our supermarket shelves are also being emptied of staples such as toilet paper, rice and pasta.  Ms Robbie Davis, Chief Executive Officer of Potatoes South Australia, the industry body representing potatoes in South Australia, wants to remind all Australians to stock up on nutritious potatoes. Read more...

The ‘Block of 4’ approach to business continuity and interstate trade was first developed by Potatoes South Australia and AuSPICA in 2017.  With the support of the wider industry over several years, the concept to ensure business continuity was taken to the Plant Health Committee for consideration. 

MEDIA RELEASE

Tuesday 17 February 2020

First delivery of wooden bins arrives today for KI Seed Potato Harvest!

In response to the horrific bushfires on Kangaroo Island, Potatoes South Australia Inc has come up with some very practical assistance.

Saddened by the devastating impact of the bushfires local farming communities in many parts of Australia, the unprecedented fires that have ravaged more than one third of Kangaroo Island are of particular concern for its members, stakeholders and their families. Click here to read more.

We will writing quarterly for Produce Plus, particularly with regard to the largest project under the TRANSFORM program concerning the valorisation of potato waste into premium products, includes nutraceuticals.  Click here to read more...

Members of the Australian Fresh Produce Alliance (AFPA), an advocacy body for leading Australian produce companies, are calling on the federal government to negotiate new market access to key export markets.

Chief executive of AFPA, Michael Rogers, said Australia is behind in negotiations.  Click here to read more...