When you do business with Agrico, you’re doing business with more than 1,500 reputable Dutch growers and our extensive global network of subsidiaries, distributors and agents. We work together to ensure continuity in the supply of high-quality potatoes to supermarkets and therefore to consumers’ plates.
Our growers’ area plans are aligned with the needs of our customers, and our wide range of ware potato varieties means we can respond effectively to specific demands. As a result, Agrico supplies a diverse selection of organic and conventionally grown potatoes for the Retail and Processing Industry sectors.
Consumer demands change. Reasons for this include developments in functional foods, convenience-related solutions, and organic and sustainable cultivation. Agrico follows these trends closely and responds to them promptly. Together with Agrico Research, we develop innovative varieties and concepts. Keeping in mind our customers’ current nutritional styles and expected future developments, we innovate, collaborate and ensure that we produce the best potatoes for our market.
We expect the demand for organic potato varieties to continue growing. Agrico BioSelect has a range of natural, sustainable and strong quality potatoes that are suitable for organic cultivation around the world.
With around 65 affiliated organic growers and an area of more than 750 hectares, Agrico BioSelect is the largest supplier of organically grown ware potatoes.
Our organic potatoes are processed into fries, chips, salads and chilled potato products. You can also find them in supermarkets and health food stores, washed and packaged.
Agrico BioSelect’s organic potatoes are grown organically right from the very start. All seed potatoes are inspected during and after harvesting by the General Inspection Service for Agricultural Seed and Seed Potatoes (NAK). The Dutch Organic Control Authority (SKAL) monitors compliance with organic production regulations.
In accordance with the requirements, our potatoes are of consistent high quality. Potatoes with a unique flavor profile, a variety that offers extra convenience, or potatoes that perfectly suit a sustainability strategy or the customer’s mission – whatever the requirement, Agrico’s intensive breeding program delivers a wide range of varieties that respond to different global trends.
The processing industry can rely on both volume certainty and quality when it comes to Agrico’s potato varieties. Our potatoes represent long-term stability and come in the right tuber shape and flesh color for the production of fries, chips, convenience foods, flakes and starch.
We are constantly researching potential new varieties, and in our research we take into consideration the right tuber characteristics, the dry matter content and the suitability for processing.
Agrico is committed to supplying a professional and sustainable high-quality product. The first stage in our quality process comprises fixed agreements with trusted and affiliated growers, planned inspections, and effective on-site cultivation efforts. In addition, we are investing in the future and in our partnership with our external parties who monitor our methods on the basis of certifications.
Certificates are mandatory to ensure that food safety standards are met. Each potato segment has its own legislation and requirements, and Agrico naturally complies with these laws and regulations. Agrico is essentially a large group of growers and is a leader in the sector when it comes to complying with certification in each segment.
Agrico works with more than 1,500 renowned Dutch growers and an extensive network of subsidiaries, distributors and agents worldwide. We supply a diverse range of organic and conventionally grown potatoes for the Retail and Processing sectors.
If you have a specific question, or if you would like to know what Agrico can do for you with respect to table-stock potatoes, please feel free to contact us.