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The Association has the following aims:

  • To promote the exchange between various countries, both in and outside Europe, of scientific and general information relating to all facets of potato growing and utilization;
  • To encourage and assist international cooperation in this field.

These aims are achieved through:


From its founding EAPR has been very much enhanced by the activities of the Sections which have performed the invaluable function of promoting interchange of knowledge within specific disciplines. When a new section chairman is elected, he or she may not be familiar with some of the procedures and activities of the sections which they have been asked to lead. Notes have been provided as a guide to these procedures. The association has five sections agronomy, breeding and varietal assessment, post harvest, pathology and pests, physiology and virology. The sections meet regularly to discuss problems and results of research. They set up working groups for the study of special problems, for standardizing methods of research or terminology, etc.

Triennial Conferences

Every three years, the Association organizes a conference in a different European country.  During these conferences lecture sessions are held and there are excursions and partners’ programmes.  The conferences offer the opportunity for those interested in the potato crop to meet colleagues from all over the world, engaged in every type of work relating to the potato crop. The previous meeting (19th Triennial Conference of the EAPR) was held in 2014 in Brussels, Belgium while the next (20th Triennial Conference of the EAPR) is scheduled to take place in Versailles, France in 2017. For more details check out our meetings page.

Potato Research

The Association publishes a journal, Potato Research, which includes original scientific contributions on both fundamental and applied research on potatoes, review articles and topics of general interest. It also contains Association news and reports on section meetings (including abstracts of papers presented).
A volume of the Journal (usually approximately 450 pages), consists of four issues, published in the same year. Submission of manuscripts is exclusively online via a web-based electronic submission and tracking system. The web-address is: https://www.editorialmanager.com/potr

* A list of addresses of editors of ‘Potato Research’
* EAPR members have access to Potato Research online (use your EAPR member login)
* Contents of ‘Potato Research’ can be found at Springerlink
* Instructions for authors

EAPR Constitution and Bye-Laws

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