Peru: Cusco to host World Potato Congress 2018


World Potato Congress 2018, the largest event for the potato industry worldwide, will be held in South-Andean city of Cusco (Peru), bringing together the sector’s most respected representatives, researchers and trade leaders. This is the first time the triennial event is held in Latin America, International Potato Center (CIP) affirmed. A series of strategic actions have been taken over the past 15 years in Peru to boost the potato industry, on which over 730,000 families depend, meaning 11% (3.65 million people) of the total population. The non-profit World Potato Congress (WPC) Inc., organizer of the event, entered an agreement with the National Institute of Agricultural Innovation (INIA). The accord grants INIA exclusive right to hold World Potato Congress in Cusco next year. More