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EAPR 20th Triennial Conference, Versailles, France, July 2017


EAPR 20th Triennial Conference, Versailles, France, July 2017

The 20th Triennial Conference of the EAPR will be held in Versailles, France, July 9-14, 2017.

This will be organised under the frame “Potato facing global challenges“. This  will be a good occasion to share between all the members of the EAPR, and more largely within the potato scientific community, the last innovative advances to help the potato crop remaining in the right way for proposing solutions to adapt to climate change, population growth, environmental and societal concerns, etc.

Its dedicated website is www.eapr2017.com . Please connect to obtain all the information about the conference.

The main key dates of the conference are the following ones :

  • Abstract submission opening: June 2016
  • Registration and hotel reservation opening: November 2016
  • Deadline for EAPR Student Support submission: November 30, 2016
  • Deadline for abstract submission: December 16, 2016 – extended with one month: January 16, 2017
  • Acceptance notification to Student EAPR support applications : January 15, 2017
  • Acceptance notification to abstract submitters : March 1st, 2017
  • Deadline for early bird registration: March 17, 2017
  • Deadline for hotel reservation: June 30, 2017

Please refer on the website www.eapr2017.com for more complete information. Thanks also to register at the dedicated newsletter by completing your email address on the base of the home page.

For EAPR 2017 enquiries:

10th World Potato Congress, Cusco, Peru

“A LOOK TO THE FUTURE OF THE POTATO”; Biodiversity, Food Security and Business; May 27-31, 2018


We are pleased to advise dates have been finalized for the 10th World Potato Congress to be hheld in the beautiful historic city of Cusco, Peru. The home of the potato and gateway to Machu Picchu. Consultation between WPC and the Peruvian Host Committee is ongoing and we are confident our 10th Anniversary Congress will be a spectacular event.

For the first time in our history the Congress will be presented in South America. A fitting destination to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. Where delegates will step back in time to tackle future challenges.

We are also pleased to note the 2018 congress will be held in tandem with the 28th Congress of the Latin America Potato Association, ALAP. This will be an excellent opportunity for delegates of both events to learn from and share with one another.

WPC delegates will be excited to learn about opportunities to visit the world famous heritage site of Machu Picchu which is just a train ride away. Here you will experience the majesty of early Inca civilization and marvel at the skills required to create such a masterpiece so many centuries ago.

Start making plans now to attend our Tenth Congress Anniversary in the homeland of the potato where past and present combine to offer you the experience of a lifetime. And did we mention there are 4500 verities of potato to discover in Peru? Come taste the difference!

For further information contact: World Potato Congress Inc., Farm Centre, Suite 101, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7Z5, Canada

EAPR/CIP Collaboration Plan


EAPR is pleased to announce the launch of the EAPR/CIP collaboration plan

This plan aims :

  • To organize  the collaboration between CIP and EAPR and to develop an action plan
  • To define collaboration mechanisms and to identify scientists as contact persons between CIP and EAPR

You can access the full text of the Collaboration Plan by following this link.

10th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association: 2016, Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and the International Potato Center (CIP) will be co-hosting the 10th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association in Ethiopia. It will be held October 9th to 13th, 2016 in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia at the ECA Conference Center.


Close to 200 participants including researchers, development practitioners, policy-makers and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the 10th Triennial Conference and exchange knowledge and experiences on potato and sweetpotato. Local and international private sector representatives will have the opportunity to explore potential investment opportunities in potato and sweetpotato-based agribusinesses. The APA Conference will provide room for researchers to present their latest findings, organize panel discussions with various stakeholders to learn from each other – strengthening cooperation amongst themselves to continue the potato and sweetpotato success story in Africa.

Please find the actual Call for Abstracts (deadline February 29th, 2016) and the list of themes on www.africanpotatoassociation.org.

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3rd meeting of the Agronomy and Physiology Section

The 3rd meeting of the Agronomy and Physiology Section of the European Association of Potato Research (EAPR) will take place in Riga, Latvia from September 26-29, 2016. Further details will be announced at the official meeting website http://www.eapr2016agrphys.eu
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Riga! On behalf of the Organizing Committee, Ilze Dimante and Ilze Skrabule (Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Latvia)