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Nuffield scholar calls for a better connected Scottish spud sector

Scotland’s potato sector is too ‘linear’ – and needs more ‘circular’ connections if it is to respond better to challenges. As Gordon Davidson reports for The Scottish Farmer, that was the conclusion of Nuffield scholar Claire Hodge, a potato industry professional who has just published her Nuffield Farming report titled ‘Improving connectivity in the seed potato supply chain’.

Claire travelled to Kenya, India, South America, USA, and Europe for much of her study, speaking with experts across the supply chain in both emerging and established markets.

From her learnings, Claire makes the recommendation that the Scottish potato industry should consider redesigning its current structure to make better use of the technology available globally and address consumer demands.

Source: The Scottish Farmer. Read the full story here
Photo: Claire Hodge speaking at Nuffield. Credit and courtesy The Scottish Farmer
Related: Claire’s report is now available on the Nuffield Farming website at or can be downloaded directly at

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