This autumn Belarus president Aleksandr Lukashenko, while visiting a state farm, announced his will to turn the country into a potato producing machine. Lukashenko, as former director of a collective farm, knows what he is talking about. As he said, potato is the main treasure here and it is now going to be turned into the main export of Belarus, bringing planned 300 million dollars a year to this cash starved country.
Piotr Malecki visited the two largest potato producers in Belarus, one farm where Lukashenko announced his plan. Photography and editing by Piotr Malecki.