Canada’s approximately 1100 potato producers generate farm gate value of approximately $1.2 billion annually. The activities of the Canadian Potato Council (CPC) are supported by eleven member Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada provincial potato grower organizations. The CPC has elected representation from grower organizations of the eight major potato producing provinces who work to coordinate activities at the national level on behalf of the potato growers of Canada to improve the economic well-being of its members.
The CPC Research Working Group was established to serve on behalf of the national potato industry in a consultative role with the potato research community in Canada and around the world while establishing national research priorities. Membership includes provincial potato grower organizations, processors, provincial governments and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
The role of the Research Working Group is to: