Background

Annual Report 2015/2016

In 2015/2016 we made good on our promise ‘growing with our potatoes’. The year was characterised by satisfying results, steady growth and a few nice milestones. Last year we sold more seed potatoes than in previous years. This ensured a good return on shareholders’ equity and a competitive price which we could pay to our seed potato growers; the two most important financial objectives for our company.

Report of the CEO
Watch and listen to what Gerard Backx has to say about last year

Highlights

Russia
The acquisition of all shares of HZPC Sadokas in Russia puts us in a position to develop the local production of seed potatoes further
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South Africa
The consequences of El Niño and drought had an effect on the cultivation of potatoes in the southern hemisphere. South Africa was particularly affected by this.
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India
Working together with a local partner is important to be successful in the Indian market.
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Peru
We are developing varieties for the (sub)tropical zone together with the International Potato Centre (CIP).
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United States
French fries, booming business: McDonald’s has placed our Ivory Russet on the global Gold Standard list of varieties.
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