Potatoes are the world’s fourth most important food crop. They are vital to Western Australia being:
- the second highest value vegetable crop after carrots, with a farm gate value of $54 million
- the second highest value-adding horticulture industry after wine, amounting to $177 million through the value chain
- a nutritious fresh vegetable, available all year round
- raw material for French fry processing
- outside revenue earner mostly from seed potatoes.