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European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) conference postponed to 2022

May 13, 2021

The 21st Triennial Conference of the European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) has been postponed to July 4-8, 2022.

‘The upcoming edition of the EAPR Conference will be held in 2022 in Krakow, Poland, a country with a very high potato consumption per capita and the fourth biggest potato producer in the European Union’, stated Jadwiga Śliwka, President of the EAPR, when announcing the new conference date.

Bringing together potato specialists

‘We plan to prepare an inspiring program and bring together a wide and diversified range of potato specialists from all over the world. The conference aims to cover all potato-related topics from fundamental and applied research, potato breeding, extension services and technology transfer, to technical and economic issues of potato production, storage and processing. We hope that during the conference, the scientists will find new questions and challenges to solve, while the industry representatives will have an opportunity to learn about the newest scientific discoveries’, said EAPR-president Śliwka about the 21st EAPR Triennial Conference, which she sees as a platform enabling a wide exchange of ideas, inspiring the launch of new projects and boosting further cooperation.

Exchanging information on all facets of the potato crop

The EAPR, established in 1957, aims to promote the exchange of scientific and technical information relating to all facets of potato breeding, production and protection, storage and utilization between various countries in and outside Europe. Every three years, the EAPR organizes a major international conference in a different European country. During these conferences, there is time for keynote talks by internationally recognized scientists and presentations of research papers and posters, but also for workshops and scientific excursions. The organization’s intention with these conferences is to offer the opportunity for those interested in and working with the potato crop to meet colleagues from all over the world.


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