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The World Potato Congress Inc. Industry Award Nominations are Now Open

The President and CEO of the World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC), Mr. Romain Cools, Belgium and the Chairman of the WPC Industry Awards Committee, Mr. Tamas Houlihan, Executive Director of the Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, Wisconsin, USA are pleased to announce that nominations are now being called for the 2021 World Potato Congress Industry…

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The World Potato Congress Inc. Welcomes Potatoes South Africa as its Newest Sustaining Partner

The World Potato Congress Inc. Board of Directors is extremely pleased to announce Potatoes South Africa as WPC’s first Sustaining Partner from Africa. President & CEO Romain Cools stated: “With Potatoes South Africa joining the WPC Sustaining Partner family, it further illustrates that the World Potato Congress is a global networking organization. Welcome Potatoes South…

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The World Potato Congress Inc. Announces Three New Directors to its Board

Romain Cools, President and CEO of the World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) is pleased to announce that three new Directors are being be appointed to its Board effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Nigel Crump, Australia and Mrs. Elven Huang, China are former WPC International Advisors and Mr. Bret Nedrow, USA are all welcomed additions to…

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World Potato Congress comments on COVID-19 pandemic halting global trade

The World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC), a global potato network, is leading numerous local potato driven initiatives in developing regions of the world in response to growing food security concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Among many economic sectors, the frozen potato products value chain has been “confronted with a true drama” according to WPC. Lockdowns…

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WPC Webinar April 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time with Dr. Alex Karasev Presenting: “Potato Viruses: An Update”

WPC is pleased to continue its webinar series and is extremely pleased to have Dr. Alex Karasev present “Potato Viruses: An Update”. ABSTRACT Viruses affect potato in two ways, by reducing yield of marketable tubers, and sometimes also by reducing the quality of tubers. Because potato is cultivated as a vegetatively propagated crop, viruses represent…

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World Revised figures show halt in rise in potato production

www.worldpotatomarkets.com The increase in world potato production stalled in 2018 and failed to recover significantly in 2019. World output slipped by =1.5% to 368.247 million tonnes in 2018 figures just released by the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation show. However, that was still the third highest total ever after 2017 and 2014. There was a…

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