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PepsiCo brings hybrid potato seed to Ethiopia

Senselet Food Processing PLC (Senselet), PepsiCo’s Ethiopia-based foods unit, has teamed up with Dutch hybrid potato innovator Solynta to bring hybrid true potato seed (HTPS) to Ethiopia, as Zachary Sosland reports for Baking Business.

The seeds were produced from hybrid breeding, which is the focused breeding of beneficial traits, such as pest resistance and hardiness, to enhance food security and guarantee more income for farmers, the company said.

PepsiCo already has invested $40 million in Ethiopian potato chip production, and this new partnership makes it the leading Ethiopian potato processing company.

Source: Baking Business. Full story here
Photo: Credit PepsiCo via Baking Business

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