Potato is one of the world’s major food crops, which occupies fourth place after wheat, corn and rice.
Potatoes are considered as the main food in many regions due to the abundance of yield and its cheap production and the multiple weather conditions and the ground that potato grows in it.
Potato is considered as essential food source in Europe. Potatoes are used directly in the use of human nutrition by boiling or frying or it is indirectly used in manufacturing industries or by feeding on potato flour.
Tubers are used in some European countries for animals feed either directly or after drying.
Egypt has productivity advantage among the world’s producers and exporters of potato. Egypt exports potato to Europe and the Gulf states up to 480 thousand tons, and Russia occupies first place in importing the Egyptian potato.Potato