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.

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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The ministers of agriculture of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador and the vice minister of agriculture of Colombia have something to read : the book ‘la papa in Bélgica, tierra de la papa frita’ #Belgapom #BelgianFries @WPCPeru @wpcongress

The value chain toolbox of @wpcongress has been launched at the @WPCPeru ... more info in the new WPC-website https://t.co/qCO4PIBGvn as from June 1 onwards.

Closing remarks of the #WPC2018 by @romaincools What a big success! Those lucky to be here will not easily forget! 🙏 @WPCPeru @Cipotato

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World Potato Congress: Potato takes centre stage in Peru

June 7, 2018

The role that potatoes can play in improving the lives and health of the world’s population was a major theme of the tenth World Potato Congress held at the origin of the crop in Cusco, Peru. The event was held alongside the Latin American Potato Association congress and opened by…

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2018 Industry Award Winners Announced at the 10th World Potato Congress in Cusco, Peru

June 1, 2018

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, during the 10th World Potato Congress in Cusco, Peru, an Industry Award Ceremony was held to recognize three remarkable individuals who have devoted their life’s work to the potato industry. The three Industry Award winners are: Dr. Anton J. Haverkort, The Netherlands, ING. Alberto Salas…

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World Potato Congress Welcomes Kroeker Farms Ltd. As Its Newest Silver Sustaining Partner

May 29, 2018

Romain Cools, President of the World Potato Congress Inc. is extremely pleased to welcome Kroeker Farms Ltd. as our newest Silver Sustaining Partner. President Cools stated: “World Potato Congress is looking forward to collaborate with Kroeker Farms Ltd. and all our Sustaining Partners to create a bright future of the…

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Potatoes New Brunswick Becomes World Potato Congress Inc. Newest Sustaining Partner

May 29, 2018

Romain Cools, President of the World Potato Congress Inc. is very pleased to welcome Potatoes New Brunswick as our newest Silver Sustaining Partner. President Cools stated: “The work of World Potato Congress Inc. is only possible thanks to the engagement of a dynamic Board of Directors and an International Advisory…

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Ireland

Ireland has won the bid to host the 2021 World Potato Congress

April 11, 2018

Ireland has won the bid to host the 2021 World Potato Congress, a triennial event in support of the global potato industry. This year the congress will take place in Cuzco, Peru, in May, with “Biodiversity, food security and business” as its theme. Ireland’s bid to host in 2021 was…

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Jamaica

Jamaica anticipates 100% self-sufficiency for table potatoes this year

March 21, 2018

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries of Jamaica, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson says he is anticipating that Jamaica will achieve its goal of 100 per cent self-sufficiency in the production of table Irish potato this year. He was speaking at the launch of the H&L…

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