China is the biggest producer of potatoes worldwide, with about one third of the world’s potatoes produced in China and India. According to FAO estimates, in 2020, over 359 million metric tons of potatoes were produced worldwide, an increase from a production volume of 333.6 million tons in 2010.
Potatoes are essential crop and are recommended as a food security crop by the United Nations. Potatoes can grow in any climate and conditions. They take less time to grow and need less input than other vegetables and they can be replanted as seed potatoes. Potatoes provide high food energy and complex carbohydrates while taking up a smaller unit of land than other alternatives. In 2019, more than 17 million hectares of potatoes were harvested worldwide.
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FAO. (January 21, 2022). Potato production worldwide from 2002 to 2020 (in million metric tons) [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved September 25, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/382174/global-potato-production/
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