Plantation Species: Potato
To maintain a balanced agricultural cycle 'break crops' have to be grown at least every fourth planting season.
Annual Income & Crop Rotation
These crops not only provide a much needed break for the land and restoration of natural nutrients in the soil, they also generate an annualised income bonus as most of these crops can produce a higher return and income than maize. In Sri Lanka there is currently a growing domestic shortfall in the production of potatoes, onions, red onions, sugar and dried chillies. Great Britain and in particular Scotland has long held a reputation for producing the finest potatoes in the world, utilising the most advanced husbandry techniques.
Growth For Consumption
Asia Plantation Capital are growing potatoes sourced from the finest imported Scottish seed. These seeds will be used to supply other growers on forward purchase contracts. The produce will be used for food consumption, which is supplied into the local market where demand is extremely high and where imports in 2008 reached 103,830 metric tonnes (source: BOI) and is growing.