Fewer potatoes produced in 2021
THE total area of potatoes in Belgium decreased by 7,418 hectares in 2021, according to the Belgian statistical office Statbel.
The organisation reports a decline of 7,418 hectares, signalling a reduction in the total area of potatoes in Belgium by 7.62%, in its final agricultural figures for last year.
To clear the large stocks caused by the COVID-19 crisis, fewer potatoes were produced and the percentage reduction was slightly higher in Wallonia than in Flanders (-8.5% and -6.9% respectively). There was a decline of around 3,700 hectares in both areas.
A source: https://www.potatoreview.com