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Venezuela and Canada: Potato growers scammed

According to Emmanuel Escalona, director of Fenaphort in Trujillo state, Venezuela’s National Federation of Potato and Vegetable Producers (Fenaphort) denounced on Tuesday the partial breach of the contract to import potato seeds from Canada, a breach that would affect more than 7,000 potato farmers in the Andean states (Mérida, Táchira, Trujillo) as they would be unable to plant 10,000 hectares of this tuber in the country. Escalona also stated that President Nicolas Maduro had to be informed about this great scam against the country’s potato farmers. More

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