Cyprus exports set to fall 10% Cyprus new potato exports will drop 10% to 100,000 tonnes this season, says Panayiotis Stavrou, general manager of the island's marketing board. Last year the United Kingdom imported 37,900 tonnes of winter and spring crop, continuing to make it the largest customer. The reason behind the expected shortfall this year is lack of water and less seed being planted. There are plans, however, to develop new varieties alongside traditionally grown Diamente, Nicola, Spunta, Cara and Marfona. Included in the varieties under trial are Filea, Marbelle, Renate and Agria. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}