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17A .         Functions

                The functions of the Corporation are to —

            (a)         regulate the production of ware potatoes so as to ensure the supply of the quantities, kinds and qualities preferred by consumers in the State; and

            (b)         take delivery of, and otherwise deal with, potatoes in accordance with this Act and market potatoes in the State and elsewhere; and

            (c)         register persons who are to be authorised to carry on business as a commercial producer of potatoes, and license the areas of land to be used in any such business; and

            (d)         encourage and promote the use of potatoes and provide for the monitoring and, if thought fit, regulation of the production of potatoes for propagation or for any other prescribed kind of use; and

            (e)         foster methods of production and adopt methods of marketing that will enable potatoes grown in the State to compete in price and quality against potatoes from alternative sources of supply; and

            (f)         promote, encourage, fund and arrange for the conduct of research into matters relating to the production and marketing of potatoes, and undertake market development; and

            (g)         seek and apply knowledge of new and improved techniques and materials that will assist it to perform its functions.

        [Section 17A inserted by No. 96 of 1985 s. 8; amended by No. 11 of 1995 s. 12 and 19.]

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