Cedric Porter - "World Potato Output and Trade"

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.

Time until the 11th 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.


Only two years to go until the 11th World Potato Congress in Ireland

June 3, 2019

Ireland and a World Potato Congress are completely synonymous. Because of history and tradition, Ireland’s relationship with the potato is unique. In the late sixteenth century, the potato made its way from Peru to Ireland. It is entirely appropriate therefore that four hundred years later and following the last staging…


Plans get underway for 11th World Potato Congress in Ireland

March 18, 2019

BY LUKIE PIETERSE ON MARCH 17, 2019 Representatives of the Northern Ireland Potato Stakeholder Group recently met with members of the Irish Potato Federation who are coordinating the 11th World Potato Congress taking place in Ireland, from May 31 to June 2, 2021. The Irish Potato Federation competed successfully against stiff international competition,…


World Potato Congress Inc. Welcomes Dr. Nigel Crump as its New International Advisor, Oceania

March 18, 2019

World Potato Congress President, Romain Cools is very pleased to welcome Dr. Nigel Crump to its International Advisory Committee. “Dr. Crump is an excellent addition to our highly respected professional group of International Advisors. With Nigel’s addition, we now have potato specialists representing all parts of the world.” PhD. Sc.…


March 08, 2019, World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar with Dr. Peter VanderZaag

March 11, 2019

This is a reminder to mark your calendars for the second World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) webinar, to be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 09:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The topic of WPC Director, Dr. Peter VanderZaag’s presentation is: “Geographic Constraints in Potato Breeding: Role of Day Length,…


New ‘sustainable’ diet underestimates value of potatoes

January 30, 2019

A recent report on improving global diets in a sustainable way has gathered a lot of attention, both positive and negative. EAT-Forum advocated a big switch to plant-based foods, but has seemed to overlook the contribution of one of the world’s most versatile, nutritious and sustainable foods – the potato.…


Potato Biodiversity Film Released

January 16, 2019

“Opening the Earth: The Potato King” is a documentary about Peruvian Julio Hancco, one of the few remaining true guardians of biodiversity left in the world. Of the film’s acceptance to the festival, O Films founder Eric Ebner says, ‘This is a huge milestone for the film and our team.…


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