Helping feed those in war zone


29 June 2022
Scottish potato company helps Ukrainian farmers

A SCOTTISH seed potato merchant has been commended for donating 25 tonnes of potato seeds to Ukrainian farmers.  


Jamieson Brothers made the donation to the Ukraine after the war broke out to allow farmers time to plant for harvest and to help “feed the country” amid the conflict.   

The donation was made possible by the Barbour family who hold a world record for producing and supplying the biggest range of seed potatoes and farmer Rafal Tomala who helped to organise the transport.  

Commercial Director at Jamieson Brothers, Iain Barbour, said: “Once the war broke out in the Ukraine, I automatically wanted to help the farmers get back on their feet after the bombs destroyed most of their crops.    

“Making the decision to donate potato seeds was a natural reaction for me as I saw people in need and I wanted to help feed the country again.”  

Jamieson Brothers, a seed potato merchant based in Annan, Scotland, supplies the UK horticultural market with seeds to grow in gardens and allotments. 

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Iain Barbour added: “The seeds are now in the hands of the farmers and I am thrilled to hear how our donation will help thousands of Ukrainians.”

Sell Beyond has helped Jamieson Brothers to optimise its products to sell on Amazon, with sales reported to have surged in the last six months.  

The Suffolk-based Amazon consultants have also helped the potato company implement an organised strategy and supported its stock management process in an effort to drive sales and business growth.

Sell Beyond Chief Executive Officer Heloise Finch said: “It is an honour to work with a company with such good moral values. Over the last six months, we have helped Jamieson Brothers increase its sales by improving its Amazon profile. Amazon’s individual rules create challenges for business owners who struggle to manage those expectations.” 

Sell Beyond helps British SMEs to reorganise online sales more efficiently and navigate Amazon’s global marketplace to drive sales and business growth.

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