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Marketing Plan to Export, Plant, Monitor and Evaluate Seed Potatoes in China

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62073
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-00598
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Alaska Green Gold Company
P.O. Box 100558 Anchorage, AK 99510
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Marketing Plan to Export, Plant, Monitor and Evaluate Seed Potatoes in China
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2003-33610-13057
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: China is the largest producer and user of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) in the world, growing approximately 50 million tons per year. They need almost 3 million tons of seed potatoes per year and have banned the importation of new seed potatoes for over 17 years. China has a significant potato disease problem, and by 2003 will authorize the importation of 'certified' seed potato from the USA. Alaska and Washington are two of the few places that will meet the strict new phytosanitary conditions needed for Chinese approval of seed potato importation from the United States. A successful Marketing Plan for introduction and evaluation of new 'certified' disease free seed potatoes or minitubers in China, and developed as a result of this research, will open up the Chinese market for USA potato growers that can meet the new phytosanitary conditions. In Alaska this will amount to a substantial increase in the production of potatoes certified as disease free. Ten years from now, this effort can substantially improve our ability to sell table-potatoes to mainland China.

Principal Investigator:

David C. Smith
President
9072226091
dcsalaska@yahoo.com

Business Contact:

David C. Smith
Owner
9072226091
dcsalaska@yahoo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Alaska Green Gold
P.O. Box 100558 Anchorage, AK 99510

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No