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.

Time until the 11th congress


Vice President of Peru and Food Forever Champion @MecheAF hosted a dinner with business leaders at the @wpcongress to discuss safeguarding potato diversity - for the future of their companies and consumers!

Thanks to @Cipotato and @CropTrust for joining: https://t.co/xWekbcdX3i

The Belgian potato sector illustrates it’s social engagement at the World Potato Congress in Peru https://t.co/oHAa0Lxbt9 @WPCPeru @Triasngo @wpcongress @Food_be #BelgianFries #JamesBint @belgiumbe #belgapom

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Enormous Potato Production Potential in Africa

July 19, 2018

Since 1990, the acreage used for potato production worldwide has increased by 40%. The delivered volume has also doubled. Over the same period, the trade value of potatoes has shot up by 400%. Dr Maximo Torero is the World Bank’s Executive Director. He says that, in a large part, this…


WPC-ALAP 2018: Gratitude and Farewell / Gratitud y Despedida

July 3, 2018

Dear Madams and Sirs, The Organizing Committee of the 10th World Potato Congress – XXVIII Congreso de la Asociación Latinoamericana de la Papa (ALAP) reiterates its gratitude to those who attended the event and informs them that the organizing committees’ work will soon conclude. After months of intense work, and…


Potato Farmers in Nyandarua, Kenya to Register and Form Groups to Trade

July 3, 2018

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World Potato Congress: Potato takes centre stage in Peru

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

June 1, 2018

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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…


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…


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…


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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