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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.

Prof @PayanTony on North American Trade in an Era of Uncertainty, closing speaker of the @POTATOEXPO ... evaluating the 25 year old #Nafta agreement : “the new USMCA is a good agreement. But we are not there yet!”

Annually $ 137 billion in economic losses because of plant diseases ... an impressive figure to remind us to continuously look at plant health and disease prevention and treatment in a creative and innovative way! @POTATOEXPO

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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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World Potato Congress Inc. Announces New International Advisor

January 16, 2019

World Potato Congress President, Romain Cools is very pleased to introduce Dr. André Devaux as the newest WPC International Advisor. “André is a man who has illustrated he can act local and think global. During his work as Director for CIP in Latin America his idea to launch a global…

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World Potato Congress is Very Pleased to Welcome the J.R. Simplot Company as its Newest Platinum Sustaining Partner

December 7, 2018

World Potato Congress President, Romain Cools along with the WPC Board of Directors are extremely pleased to welcome the J.R. Simplot Company as its newest Platinum Sustaining Partner. President Cools stated that: “having a major player in the potato industry such as the J.R. Simplot Company join WPC reconfirms the…

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World Potato Congress Inc. Announces New Director

December 5, 2018

World Potato Congress President, Romain Cools is pleased to announce Mr. Jang Bahadur Singh Sangha has joined its Board of Directors.   Mr. Sangha is a member of The Sangha Group of Companies located in the heartland of Punjab, Northern India. For 60 years, The Sangha Group of Companies has…

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Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the 12th World Potato Congress in 2023 or 13th World Potato Congress in 2025

November 14, 2018

The World Potato Congress Inc. is now calling for proposals for hosting the 12th World Potato Congress to be held in 2023 and the 13th World Potato Congress to be held in 2025 from interested parties. This great opportunity to host the key players from the global potato value chain…

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World Potato Congress Participates at the Potato Conference in Zhaotang, China

November 5, 2018

The Potato Conference was held on October 28 and 29, 2018 in Zhaotong, China. Zhaotang has a population of over 6 million inhabitants and is one of the poorest regions in China. In attendance at the conference for the World Potato Congress (WPC) were: President, Romain Cools who made a…

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