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World Potato Congress Inc. is a non-profit organization supported by a group of volunteer Directors and International Advisors representing potato jurisdictions around the world.

World Potato Congress Inc. is a premier global networking organization which creates opportunities by facilitating communication and information sharing throughout the world potato community.

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 31 - JUNE 3, 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.

For those who still want to spend some #holidays nearby ! The #Kartoffelhotel on the North German #LüneburgerHeide ! Not only offering a potato #menu but even a potato #wellness! https://www.kartoffel-hotel.de/hotel-luechow-dannenberg/

P.E.I. potato farmers plant flower-filled 'refuge fields' for pollinators | CBC News https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-pollinator-refuge-fields-1.5642324

#Potato #apicalrootedcuttings is revolutionary! Thanks to leadership of @samarendumohant @sampritibaruah @MonicaP01992766 @Cipotato and all national partners in India & E. Africa, demystified technology of Vietnamese farmers is improving food security for many small farmers! Thx https://twitter.com/samarendumohant/status/1277811152995536896

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Thank you Peter. We have introduced in three Indian states last season. This will revilutionize potato seeds industry in India. @Cipotato @icarindia @krushibibhag @RTB_CGIAR @CGIAR https://twitter.com/PVanderZaag/status/1234832543540826115 4

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