23 March 2022
More than 60 speakers lined up
THE World Potato Congress (WPC) will take place in Dublin, Ireland, enabling an information exchange within the global potato industry from May 30th to June 2nd this year.
Potato professionals from all over the world will be able to meet each other and learn more about the Irish potato industry during the upcoming edition of the WPC at which more than 60 speakers from 20 countries will discuss current industry topics.
A panel of over 60 speakers representing the seed, fresh table and processed potato sectors from 20 different countries will discuss issues like rising costs, sustainability, climate change, the decreasing range of plant protection products, smart farming and smart supermarkets
The WPC emphasis will be on potato production as a business and how to improve your bottom line and Ireland’s potato industry will provide technical tours.
Fresh Produce & Potato Manager for Irish promotional body Bord Bia, Lorcan Bourke, sees the WPC as a means to promote the role of potatoes in initiating food security in developing countries. He said: "We have been active in this field for years, together with the Irish business community and local NGO Vita. Ireland also supports the WPC initiative to launch an International Potato Day on May 30th and we are delighted that Dr Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, will deliver a keynote speech."
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