Climate change bearing down on native potato crops

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
July 22 2018 - 9:30am
BLUE SKY: Climate change is having a visible impact on native potato farmers in the Andes.

THE benefits of native Andean potato varieties might be largely untapped but the global clock could be ticking in terms of accessing them.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

For more than a decade, Ashley Walmsley has written about Australian agriculture. Having grown up on his parents smallcrops, cane and cattle property in Queensland, but clearly unable to grow anything himself, it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career writing about rural industries. He is currently the editor of Fairfax Media’s only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. When not writing about vegetables, fruits and nuts, Ashley enjoys playing and discussing video games from a simpler time, and doing impersonations of ABC radio presenters.

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