Europe, UK, Ireland

Plans get underway for 11th World Potato Congress in Ireland

Representatives of the Northern Ireland Potato Stakeholder Group recently met with members of the Irish Potato Federation who are coordinating the 11th World Potato Congress taking place in Ireland, from May 31 to June 2, 2021.

The Irish Potato Federation competed successfully against stiff international competition, to bring this important international event in Ireland. They did so on behalf of all the industry on the island and have co-opted Angus Wilson to represent Northern Ireland on the organising committee.

The event is held every three years and was last hosted by Peru in 2018. It is expected to attract over 1000 delegates, reflecting the fact that potatoes are one of the top five major global food crops.

Commenting after the meeting UFU deputy president, David Brown said: “The World Potato Congress 2021 provides us with a platform to meet with potato producers, wholesalers, retailers and the food service sector on a global scale. This will allow for our local potato producers to showcase their produce and for other stakeholders to sample the pleasures that our local agri-food industry has to offer.”

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