Ireland’s hosting of the 11th World Potato Congress (WPC) at the end of May and early June culminated with 30 delegates from countries around the world visiting Wilson’s Country in Co Armagh.
As reported by the Belfast Telegraph, the event provided guests with an opportunity to observe, at first hand, how Ireland’s largest potato packing and processing operation is managed.
“The visit provided us with a tremendous networking opportunity,” said Angus Wilson, CEO and chairman, Wilson’s Country. “This is the first time that Ireland has hosted a WPC. The global reach of potatoes continues to expand. New technologies are fast impacting on the sector. Wilsons’s Country wants to be at the very heart of these developments.
“The opportunity of meeting and interacting with so many people with real influence across so many aspects of potato breeding, production and processing was one that we could not turn down. In turn, I hope the visit to Co Armagh provided the delegates with a learning opportunity, which they can avail of in their own right for the future.”
Source: Belfast Telegraph. Read the full story here
Photo: Professor Amanda Gevins from Wisconsin; Josephine O’Keeffe, World Potato Council; Humphrey Mburu, Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture; and Angus Wilson, CEO, Wilson’s Country. Courtesy and credit Belfast Telegraph