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The Inaugural International Day of Potato (IDP) in Rome was celebrated on May 30th.

  On the 30th of May, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrated the first International Day of Potato in its headquarters in Rome. The initiative to promote the International Day of Potato (IDP) was started in 2021 by the World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) along with other key partners. Peru, Belgium, Ireland,…

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WPC announces Congress Host Countries for the 2026 and 2028 Events

As the world shares its stories of celebration around the first International Day of Potato, and as we set our sights on the 12th World Potato Congress to be held in Adelaide, Australia, the WPC is pleased to announce the locations of the 13th and 14th World Potato Congress events. 13th World Potato Congress 2026…

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Strengthening the Global Potato Value Chain with Hybrid Diploid True Seed

By Charles Miller, Director, Strategic Alliances & Development, Solynta Background The reliability of the potato value chain is critical to global food and nutritional security. That’s why the potato industry is known for constant innovation. To deliver on the global responsibility, agriculture processes, supply chain, seed science, and more are regularly reviewed and upgraded. One…

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WPC Celebrating International Day of Potato, May 30th, Around the Globe

Harvesting Diversity, Feeding Hope “So, why potato? …. Because behind every potato, there’s a story of resilience, of determination and of hope. Because the potato isn’t just a vegetable; it’s a symbol of empowerment, of transformation, and of the boundless potential that lies within each and every one of us”. (Excerpt – Kenya’s National Potato…

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WPC Welcomes AgriERP, The Polish Potato Federation and Ellips/Elisam as WPC’s newest Silver Sustaining Partners!

      The World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to welcome AgriERP,  The Polish Potato Federation and Ellips/Elisam as our newest Silver Sustaining Partners. The Polish Potato Federation was established to integrate the Polish potato industry. It carries out continuous activities aimed at increasing the quality and efficiency of the domestic potato production, which directly…

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Hybrid Tetraploid True Potato Seed (TPS) production in Tripura, India

Dr. Sampriti Baruah, Regional Research Specialist, International Potato Center Dr. Rajib Ghosh, Deputy Director, Department of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Government of Tripura. Background Potatoes play a significant role in Tripura’s agriculture, particularly during the winter season. Around half of the total cultivation cost is allocated to procuring seed tubers. However, obtaining high-quality, disease-free seed…

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World Potato Congress Inc. welcomes BFOOD Trading to their annual Sustaining Partnership as a Platinum Sustaining Partner

The World Potato Congress Inc. is delighted to welcome Batoul Food Supplements Trading L.L.C as a Platinum Sustaining Partner.  BFOOD is a leading player in the food supply chain management industry, headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Specializing in both wholesale and retail markets, they provide high-quality food products sourced from trusted suppliers and partners. Driven by a…

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World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present the Webinar: “International Day of Potato 2024-Harvesting Diversity, Feeding Hope” presented by Dr André Devaux and Dr. Chikelu Mba, April 29, 2024, at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (USA/Canada). The presentation in Spanish will follow at 10:00am Eastern Standard Time (USA/Canada)

  Presentation Outline The United Nations General Assembly, in December 2023, designated  May 30 as the International Day of Potato (IDP). The International Day builds on the legacy of the International Year of Potato (2008) and reaffirms the importance of the potato value chain in fighting hunger and malnutrition and achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development…

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Abstracts & Early Bird – Closing Soon!

We are excited to host the 12th World Potato Congress in Adelaide from 23-26 June, 2024 in Adelaide, South Australia. Registrations and abstract submissions are rolling in and we encourage you to be a part of this years Congress.   This is a fabulous opportunity to showcase the excellence of the Australian Potato sector on…

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