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May 29, 2024 | News

30-th of May is International day of Potato

Today is an important day for the potato sector worldwide. On May 30 of this year, the first International Day of Potato will take place. In 2018, the World Potato Congress took the initiative for an International Day of Potato. Together with Peru and a number of other countries, this initiative for an annual potato…

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.

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).

June 09, 2023 | News

IPM Holland donates seed potatoes to 10,000 Ukrainian households

At the start of the planting season, around 10,000 Ukrainian households received free bags of Dutch seed potatoes from trading company IPM Potato Group LTD. The donation is an initiative of IPM Holland BV, in close cooperation with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and the Irish Ministry of Agriculture,…

December 21, 2022 | Articles

World Potato Congress highlights important role of potato in global food security

From 30 May to 2 June, the eleventh World Potato Congress (WPC) took place in Dublin. During the event, over nine hundred potato professionals were reminded of the important role of the potato in sustainably feeding the growing world population in turbulent times.

May 27, 2022 | News

FAO distributes seed potatoes in Ukraine

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently distributed seed potato kits to 17,740 households across ten of Ukraine’s oblasts.

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