Bolivia: Potato planting season begins in Santa Cruz

The late-winter potato harvest has begun in Santa Cruz, according to the Ministry of Rural Development and Land. As part of a programme to strengthen potato production (FYPP) and through the public Decentralised Food Sovereignty Institution (Ipdsa), they had previously transferred 1,500 bushels of seed of the Desiree variety, to benefit the inhabitants of the municipality of Fernández Alonso, in the Obispo Santistevan province. On that occasion, the Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Marisol Solano, said that climate change had affected potato production and that the Government had made 12 decrees to favour agriculture and to meet the needs caused by the droughts. More