Potatoes

Potatoes

Since the 1960s, d’aucy Group, through its co-operative Cecab, has been growing potatoes in Pontivy, an area suitable for that crop thanks to its cool and windy climate. In addition to these elements related to the territory, the experience and expertise of technical teams have allowed d’aucy Group to position itself in the potato plant market, with opportunities in France and mainly in foreign markets (nearly 70% of production). As a result, d’aucy Group has developed special varieties including Universa which, as at 2016, maintained in no. 2 position as the most widely grown variety in Brittany.

PLANT PRODUCTION: AN ACTIVITY CONTROLLED BY EXPERTS

The cultivation of potato plants is a highly specialized profession. Each country has precise specifications, and official foreign delegations are more than willing to travel to farms in order to verify the quality of the goods. To meet these quality requirements and the criteria of the Official Inspection Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Cecab co-operative offers its expertise to its forty-some specialized producers.

SURFACE AREA AND MARKETING

Key figures in 2016:


Food potatoes


  • 60 hectares (150 acres)

  • 6,300 tonnes sold (an increase of 900 T)

Potato plants


  • 349 hectares (860 acres)

  • 7,250 tonnes sold

Agriculture et agronomie productions vegetales pommes de terre

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