Worldwide, potato production has increased steadily. However, as the consumption of industrialized potatoes grows, the consumption of fresh potatoes has decreased.
The reduction in the consumption of fresh potatoes is related to several factors, the most important being the media that disseminate false news and offers of varieties without culinary skills. The growth in the consumption of industrialized potatoes is mainly due to the practicality and the use of varieties with excellent characteristics that provide satisfaction to consumers.
Bearing in mind that in most Latin American countries the production of potatoes predominates for the fresh market, this thematic area of ALAP pursues the following objectives: