Union der Deutschen Kartoffelwirtschaft e.V. (UNIKA)
Jointly developing solutions across stages
Designed as a platform for the German potato industry in order to actively structure its future, UNIKA unites all of the stages of the potato industry. Our members are associations, organisations and companies from the potato value chain, from breeding, seed potato production and multiplication, primary production and the packaging trade up to and including upstream and downstream sectors. The association represents the interests of the value chain at the technical and political level.
The key elements of the association are the advisory board, as the consultative committee, and the four expert committees, which are firmly established for the areas of seed potatoes, phytosanitary issues, quality assurance and trade issues as well as potato industry technology.
Safeguarding the future
Over 80 acknowledged experts from the various sectors of the potato industry are successfully dedicated to UNIKA. Together with our partners, we develop positions and opinions on a cross-interest and association basis. We develop viable concepts, initiate and accompany projects, and support research and development. Our goal is to promote the image and the consumption of our valuable 'potatoes' in all of their diversity. The association's core tasks include strengthening the competitiveness of Germany as a production location. UNIKA is actively engaged in national and European legislative procedures.
Communication and competence in specialist topics
For politicians, authorities, institutions and media, UNIKA is the central point of contact when it comes to potatoes. As the binding force within the potato industry, the association also addresses societal and political issues in addition to specialist topics. UNIKA's committees and working groups offer the platform for discussing specialist topics early on and across stages at the very highest of levels and for jointly developing potential solutions. In this process, the fundamental concept of 'jointly developing solutions across stages' is a matter of course that is put into action to bundle forces and be heard at both national and international level.
As a professional association which was founded in 2001 and has its headquarters in Berlin, UNIKA represents the interests of the German potato industry both within Germany and internationally. UNIKA's chairman is Mr Olaf Feuerborn, Deutscher Bauernverband (German Farmers' Association); his deputy is Mr Leo von Kamke, Bundesverband Deutscher Pflanzenzüchter (Federal Association of German Plant Breeders). The other members of the executive board represent the sectors of the value chain.
“Case IH is proud to once again be the exclusive technology partner of PotatoEurope from September 7-8, 2022, at Rittergut Bockerode near Hanover. We are delighted to be able to support the European potato event par excellence in this way, exclusively and effectively, and at the same time to be able to demonstrate the range of services offered by our machines to the European specialist audience," says Alfred Guth, Communication Manager at Case IH Germany.
More than 30 Case IH tractors from 100 to over 300 hp and telescopic handlers will be in action there during the machine demonstrations, keeping the planters, hoes and harrows and potato harvesters moving for you.
With great passion Interseed Potatoes GmbH is operating in innovative breeding of sustainable new potato varieties and high-quality production of seed potatoes.
The focus of our breeding work is on varieties for the processing sector. We select potato varieties that bring significant, sustainable improvements for the environment and agriculture as well as for the processor and the consumer.
Locations in Germany, Holland, France and Scotland that are ideally suited for seed potato production, as well as experienced and well-trained employees and an ongoing control of all cultivation and storage stages, guarantee highest quality seed.
Our seed potatoes are sold worldwide.
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In 2022 Europatat is celebrating its 70th Anniversary. The “European Union for the Wholesale Trade in Potatoes” was established on 12 January 1952 in Paris, including members from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Seventy years later, our association counts 63 members in 20 countries in the EU and beyond and is more active than ever!
To celebrate its 70th Anniversary, Europatat invites all its members and stakeholders to gather in Dublin, right before the official opening of the World Potato Congress. The Europatat Congress 2022 will kick off with a networking reception on Sunday 29th May, and will follow with internal meetings and the General Assembly (only for members) on Monday 30th May.
Mark your calendars and don't miss the opportunity of re-connecting with colleagues and friends from the European potato community in the exceptional atmosphere of the Royal Dublin Society, located in the heart of Dublin. Registrations for both the Europatat Congress and the World Potato Congress are open!
Visit www.europatatcongress.eu for more information and registrations.
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