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May 23, 2024 | News

The potato can strengthen food security and livelihoods

Global agrifood systems are facing challenges to feed the world’s growing population and the potato can provide an effective solution. That was the key message delivered at a webinar held by the World Potato Congress (WPC) on Monday, 29 April, ahead of International Day of Potato on 30 May.

May 21, 2024 | News

Potato planting PotatoEurope 2024 France completed under good conditions

In between the many rain showers, the organisation of PotatoEurope 2024, the international potato event that will take place on 11 and 12 September in the northern French town of Villers-Saint-Christophe, has completed the planting work.

April 23, 2024 | News

Webinar International Day of Potato

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).

March 27, 2024 | News

The National Potato Program and its Contribution to Potato Industry Advancement in China

The World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present the Webinar: The National Potato Program and its Contribution to Potato Industry Advancement in China” by Jin Liping, April 3, 2024 at 8:00 am Eastern Standard Time (USA/Canada).

February 28, 2024 | News

DLG launches new event: Potato Days UK 2024

The new event Potato Days UK wants to meet the needs of the UK‘s potato value chain for practical information about potato production and processing. The innovation platform is celebrating its premiere on 4-5 September, 2024 in Nocton, Lincolnshire, UK.

With its new event Potato Days UK, the DLG (German Agricultural Society) is bringing to…

February 13, 2024 | News

World Potato Congress presents ins and outs 2024 congress in special webinar

This year the 12-th edition of the World Potato Congress (WPC) is going down under. To learn all ins and outs the WPC presents a webinar on February 13, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (Toronto/USA) with Dr. Nigel Crump presenting “Adelaide, Australia: Host of the 12th World Potato Congress” 

January 23, 2024 | News

WUR launches major nematodes research project

Climate change and genetic selection have brought root-knot nematodes further north in Europe and made cyst nematodes more difficult to control. These emerging parasites threaten major crops such as potato. To get a clear picture of the proliferation of novel nematode species and populations and to find appropriate and sustainable solutions to these problems, WUR…

December 18, 2023 | News

Agrico and Agrico PSA to expand their activities into Tanzania

At this year’s varieties show, along with its subsidiary Agrico PSA, the Dutch cooperation took a further step towards continued growth in East Africa. By signing a distribution agreement with Fraxen Consult Ltd, the seed potatoes from the company will be exported to small-scale farmers in Tanzania later this year. It is important for Agrico…

November 27, 2023 | News

Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security

World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present the Webinar:  “Declaration of Dublin and the World Potato Congress, Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security” presented by President Peter VanderZaag and André Devaux , November 28, 2023 at  9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (USA/Canada)

November 15, 2023 | News

The British Potato Show returns to Harrogate in November

With the harvest season typically concluded and preparations for the new year in motion, British Potato 2023 will return on 22nd and 23rd November at the Yorkshire event centre in Harrogate. A date favoured by participants.

This year sees a record amount of trade stands, as the industry prepares to come together again. Emerging out…

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