Over 1,000 delegates and 60 guest speakers are set to attend the World Potato Congress (WPC) at the end of the month, which is being hosted in Ireland for the first time.
As Megan O’Brian reports for Agriland, the 11th WPC will take place from May 30 to June 2, in Dublin’s RDS, and will hear guest speakers and experts from across the globe share their knowledge and insights on the industry.
There will be three full days of presentations and talks about the key issues dominating the industry, such as international trade, sustainability and nutrition. The fourth day of the event will see the delegates tour a number of potato farms around the country.
Tara McCarthy, CEO of Bord Bia outlined that the potato has long been synonymous with Ireland, and the opportunity to host such a high-profile event will allow Ireland to showcase its knowledge and expertise on potato production.
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Photo: Tara McCarthy, CEO of Bord Bia, Michael Hoey, president of the Irish Potato Federation and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue. Credit and courtesy Agriland