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10th World Potato Congress
May 27 - May 31
For the first time, the 10th World Potato Congress (WPC) and the XXVIII Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) Congress will come together in the historic city of Cusco, Peru, from 27 – 31 May, 2018. This event will showcase the Andean origins of the potato.
The WPC is held every three years and organized by the not-for-profit World Potato Congress Inc., dedicated to supporting the cultivation and development of potato around the world. This 10th WPC will mark the first time the event will be held in Latin America. Previous congresses were held in North America, Europe, South Africa, China, and New Zealand.
More than 800 scientists and potato industry representatives are expected to attend the 10th WPC and share interests, innovations and useful information for the global development and growth of the potato.
Keynote speakers include Dr. Barbara Wells, Director General, International Potato Center (CIP) who will present on the topic of “The Role of Potato in Feeding the Future”, and Dr. André Devaux (CIP) and Dr. Miguel Ordinola (CIP) who will jointly speak on the topic “The role of potato diversity in Peru on food security, nutrition and competitivity”.
RTB Director, Dr. Graham Thiele, will also present research at the Congress on the topic of “A second climate smart agricultural revolution in the Andes for the 21st Century”.