International Day of the Potato

30-05-2024 02:20 PM

Ammon News - International Day of the Potato falls on May 30 each year, a date chosen to celebrate the incredible impact of this versatile crop on the world.

This day highlights the potato’s essential role in tackling food insecurity, improving nutrition, and supporting livelihoods around the globe.

The United Nations, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), established this day to draw attention to the potato’s benefits, which range from its nutritional value to its economic, environmental, and cultural significance​​​​​​​​.

The celebration of International Day of the Potato underscores the potato’s journey from its origins in the South American Andes to becoming a staple food consumed by billions worldwide.

This day not only celebrates the potato’s nutritional and cultural value but also emphasizes its importance in providing food security and supporting economic development. With over 5,000 varieties, the potato is adaptable to various climates, making it a key crop in efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition​​​​.

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