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The Congress functions to promote sharing of information on all aspects of the potato industry. Delegates represent industry sectors in both developed countries and countries with developing potato industries.

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11TH WORLD POTATO CONGRESS
WPC2021 IRELAND MAY 24-27, 2021

It is envisaged that 1,000 delegates, from developing and developed countries across the globe, including growers, researchers, producers, traders, processors and manufacturers, will attend the Congress. The Irish Potato Federation has also secured the simultaneous hosting of the Europatat Congress, which is the annual congress of the European association of the potato trade. Both events will become a week-long focus on the potato, the third most important food crop in terms of global consumption.

Potato scientists from Sichuan, China visited our farm the past 2 days. Dr He Wei (center) my first Chinese graduate student, starting in 1987, leads the work in Sichuan. Proud to partner with him and his team on Aeroponics and new variety development work in China.

Startling survey results in East #Africa show the huge #potato yield gap between farmers’ yield and what is possible. Private sector players can greatly reduce this by playing key roles in the #potato value chain starting with improved seed potatoes. https://t.co/GW2x2Rr3Hx

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