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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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General, Marketing & Economics, Español

El primer Dia Internacional de la Papa 2024
April 30, 2024

Presenter(s):
André Devaux, Miembro de la Junta Directiva del WPC/ Científico emérito, Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP)
Chikelu Mba, Director adjunto, División de Producción y Protección Vegetal, Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura

Presentation Materials - 1 (PDF)

General, Marketing & Economics

The first International Day of Potato 2024 – Harvesting diversity, feeding hope
April 30, 2024

Presenter(s):
André Devaux, Member of the WPC Board of Directors/Scientist Emeritus, International Potato Center (CIP)
Chikelu Mba, Deputy Director, Plant Production & Protection Division, Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN

Presentation Materials - 1 (PDF)

General, Marketing & Economics

The National Potato Program and Its Contribution to Potato Industry Advancement in China
April 10, 2024

The Chief Scientist of China Agriculture Research System - Potato

Presenter(s):
Liping Jin, Professor

Presentation Materials - 1 (PDF)

Seed

Aeroponics across 4 Continents of the Globe
April 10, 2024

Presenter(s):
Andre LaChance, Canada
Kexiu Wang, China
Ximena Henzi, Chile
Evarista Nsabimana, Rwanda

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General, Marketing & Economics

12th World Potato Congress Adelaide Australia 23rd to 26th June 2024
February 15, 2024

Presenter(s):
Dr. Nigel Crump

Presentation Materials - 1 (PDF)

General, Marketing & Economics, Español

Abriendo la caja negra de las pérdidas en la cadena de valor de la papa
December 18, 2023

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Presenter(s):
Luciana Delgado, Senior Research Analyst

General, Marketing & Economics

Opening the Black Box of Losses in the Potato Value Chains
December 18, 2023

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Presenter(s):
Luciana Delgado, Senior Research Analyst

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General, Marketing & Economics

Declaration of Dublin and WPC Strategy: Fostering potato partnerships for food security
November 29, 2023

Presenter(s):
Peter Vander Zaag, WPC Board Member
André Devaux, WPC Board Member

Presentation Materials - 1 (PDF)

General, Marketing & Economics

Changing the Conversation About Potato Nutrition
April 20, 2023

Potatoes USA

Presenter(s):
Blair Richardson, CEO, Potatoes USA

Presentation Materials - 1 (PDF)

Breeding

Deployment of late blight resistant biotech potatoes in Africa
March 21, 2023

Presenter(s):
Eric Magembe, International Potato Center
Marc Ghislain, International Potato Center

Disease & Insect

Potato Tuber Blemish Diseases: status and management
March 7, 2023

James Hutton Institute

Presenter(s):
Dr Alison Lees

Breeding, Español

Análisis y Proyecciones de los Programas de Mejoramiento Genético
January 26, 2023

Universidad de Los Lagos

Presenter(s):
Dr. Julio Kalazich

Breeding

Analysis and Projections of Breeding Programs in the South American Cone Countries
January 26, 2023

Universidad de Los Lagos

Presenter(s):
Dr. Julio Kalazich

General, Marketing & Economics

International Transport and the Global Potato Value Chain
November 30, 2022

Easy Fresh

Presenter(s):
Gavin Sherwin
Rafael Llerena
Ekaterina Fefelova

Presentation Materials - 1 (PDF)

Seed

An Autotrophic Hydroponic System (SAH)
November 30, 2022

Sahtecno Plant Propagation Technologies

Presenter(s):
Dr. Marcelo Huarte

General, Marketing & Economics, Español

Papas Antiguas de Canarias: su historia, diversidad y el origen de la papa en Europa
November 30, 2022

Presenter(s):
Domingo Rios Mesa
Andre Devaux

General, Marketing & Economics

Potato Landraces of the Canary Islands: History, Diversity, Origin of Potato in Europe
November 30, 2022

Presenter(s):
Andre Devaux
Domingo Rios Mesa

Disease & Insect

Late Blight in Ireland
March 30, 2022

Teagasc

Presenter(s):
Dr. Steven Kildea

Breeding

Potato Variety Development in Ireland
February 28, 2022

The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Presenter(s):
Dr. Denis Griffin

General, Marketing & Economics

Introducing the World Potato Congress in Ireland
January 17, 2022

Presenter(s):
Liam Glennon, WPC2022 Chairperson
Kasia Mahony, WPC2022 Registration Office

Seed

Little Potatoes & TPS
December 14, 2021

Tuberosum Technologies Inc.

Presenter(s):
Joel VanderSchaaf

Seed, Español

Un Sistema Autotrófico Hidropónico (SAH)
November 30, 2021

Sahtecno Plant Propagation Technologies

Presenter(s):
Dr Marcelo Huarte

Production & Storage

Basics of Potato Irrigation
November 16, 2021

Netafim

Presenter(s):
Yechiam Gets, Crop Model Agronomist at Netafim

Disease & Insect

Phytophthora Infestans: Late Blight
April 15, 2021

Bayer, CropScience Division

Presenter(s):
Albert Schirring, Strategy Lead Vegetables & Potatoes

Disease & Insect

Integrated Pest Management in Potatoes
April 7, 2021

IPM Technologies

Presenter(s):
Dr. Paul Horne

Seed

Aeroponics for Nuclear Seed Potato Production
February 18, 2021

Sunrise Potato

Presenter(s):
Peter VanderZaag

Production & Storage

Climate Change Impact on Removing Energy from Potato Storage
January 14, 2021

Techmark

Presenter(s):
Todd Forbush

Breeding

Developing the Pipeline from Genomics to New Products
December 16, 2020

James Hutton Institute

Presenter(s):
Dr. Mark Taylor

Disease & Insect

Diseases Threatening Sustainable Potato Production
November 12, 2020

University of Pretoria

Presenter(s):
Jacquie van der Waals, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences FABI University of Pretoria

Seed, Español

¿Por qué debería plantar papas de semillas certificadas?
June 26, 2020

Presenter(s):
Dr. Nina Zidack, Director, Montana Seed Potato Certification

Production & Storage

Mechanisation Levels for the Global Potato Industry
June 25, 2020

GRIMME

Presenter(s):
Burkhard Kulmann

Seed

Diversified Use of Apical Cuttings to Boost Potato Seed Systems
May 7, 2020

International Potato Center

Presenter(s):
Monica Parker, Senior Scientist

Disease & Insect

Potato Viruses: An Update
April 14, 2020

Presenter(s):
Alexander V. Karasev, Professor, University of Idaho

Disease & Insect

Powdery Scab: Integrated Disease Management for Reducing Risk
March 19, 2020

Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute

Presenter(s):
Dr. Leah Tsror

Breeding

Hybrid Breeding and Hybrid True Potato Seeds
February 20, 2020

Solynta

Presenter(s):
Hein Kruyt, CEO Solynta

Breeding

Durable Late Blight Resistance to Southeast Asia Feed
February 11, 2020

Presenter(s):
Dr. David Douches, Director Feed the Future Biotechnology Potato Partnership, Director MSU Potato Breeding and Genetics Program

General, Marketing & Economics

Illustration of regional potato promotion: Flanders (Belgium)
November 14, 2019

Presenter(s):
Kris Michiels, Marketing Adviser VLAM

Seed

Why You Should Plant Certified Seed Potatoes
October 29, 2019

Presenter(s):
Nina Zidack, Director, Montana Seed Potato Certification

General, Marketing & Economics

World Potato Output and Trade
May 14, 2019

World Potato Markets

Presenter(s):
Cedric Porter, Editor & Owner of World Potato Markets

Seed

Best Management Practices for Seed Potato Handling
April 25, 2019

Presenter(s):
Dr. Gary Secor, Professor, North Dakota State University

Breeding

Geographic Constraints in Potato Breeding
March 11, 2019

Sunrise Potato

Presenter(s):
Dr. Peter VanderZaag, Professor, Yunnan Normal University

General, Marketing & Economics

Premier Global Networking Organization
February 25, 2019

Presenter(s):
Romain Cools, President/CEO WPC

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