Using the potato to target hunger
Sir, –Regarding Alison Healy’s article on the potential of potatoes to fight hunger, John Weakliam, chief executive of Vita, stated that the potato had never featured prominently in the debate on hunger (Home News, October 16th). Mr Weakliam would do well to contact the International Potato Center, CIP, founded in 1971 as part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). One of the target areas for potato production is South Saharan Africa, with scientists based in Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, and Benin. – Yours, etc,
Dr MICHAEL J
El Batán, Texcoco, Mexico.