Perspectives

What is a potato?

For most people, a potato is food on a dinner plate. But there are many ways of looking at Solanum tuberosum. For millions of farmers, it is a vital source of income. For plant breeders, taxonomists, nutritionists - even sociologists and historians - it is a fascinating subject of research. For many of those who work daily with the potato, it has become an often passionate way of life. Here we present viewpoints gathered from "potato people" around the globe.

Research

History

Taxonomy

Genetics

Biodiversity

Private sector

Climate change

International Year

Culture/Gastronomy