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World Potato Congress 2022

The Changing World of the Potato, 30 May 2022 - 1 June 2022

The 11th World Potato Congress Ireland was held in Dublin from 30th May to the 2nd of June 2022 in the RDS Dublin with almost 1000 delegates in attendance. Delayed by one year, the congress was the first post-pandemic information and networking event for the global potato community. The event was hosted by the Irish Potato Federation in collaboration with World Potato Congress Inc.  and with the strong support of  Teagasc, DAFMBord Bia and numerous sponsors. The central theme was “The Changing World of the Potato” which - given recent world events – proved uncannily apt. The congress aimed to bring together delegates from the Business, Science and Development communities to discuss the future role of potato in global nutrition and food security. 

Over the course of the event, 60 oral presentations, 120 poster presentations occurred and 59 commercial sponsors exhibited. Presentations given in the RDS concert hall during the event were recorded and are now available here for the global potato community. In addition, the abstracts of all presentations and posters are available here.

World Potato Congress 2022 Programme
World Potato Congress 2022 Book of Abstracts


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World Potato Congress Opening 2022

Monday May 30th WPC 2022 Congress Opening

Welcome Address (Minute 5:35)
Liam Glennon, Chairperson WPC 2022 Local Organising Committee, Ireland

Opening WPC 2022 Address (Minute 12:40)
Romain Cools, President / CEO WPC Inc., Belgium

Address on behalf of the Irish Potato Federation (Minute 19:18)
Michael Hoey, President IPF, Ireland

Official Opening of WPC 2022 Minute (Minute 24:33)
Charlie McConalogue TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Monday May 30th Plenary Session

Chairperson: Frank O'Mara, Director of Teagasc, Ireland

The potato in a changing world (Minute 3:44)
HE Qu Dongyu DG FAO, United Nations, Italy

Ireland - the Green Island (Minute 52:03)
Tara McCarthy Bord Bia - Irish Food Board, Dublin, Ireland

Poland as a coordinator in the reconstruction of the Ukrainian potato industry.(Minute 1:13:40)
Tomasz Bienkowski Polish Potato Federation, Warsaw, Poland

Tuesday May 31st Plenary Session

If I can…(Minute 3:27)
Chris Koch Alberta, Canada

The global food market of the near future (Minute 34:15)
Damien McLoughlin UCD Smurfit School, Dublin, Ireland

The dynamic global potato market (Minute 1:01:13)
Cedric PorterWorld Potato Markets, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Tuesday May 31st Business Session

Chairperson: Marcel de Sousa, IPM Potato Group, Ireland

The future is bright (Minute 4:28)
Ross Keogh Keoghs Farm, Dublin, Ireland

The European perspective (Minute 22:00)
Europatat President, Europatat, Rue de Trèves 49-51, bte 8 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Challenges and opportunities facing the global seed potato industry (Minute 44:25)
Gerard Backx HZPC, Joure, Netherlands

Tuesday May 31st Focus Session 1

Chairperson: Cedric Porter, World Potato Markets, UK 

The commercialization of developing farmers in South Africa (Minute 2:17)
Nomvula Xaba Potatoes South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

The view from Germany Thomas Herkenrath (Minute 24:30)
Deutscher Kartoffelhandelsverband (DKHV) e. V., Berlin, Germany. Fritz Jungnickel GmbH & Co. KG, Neuss, Germany

Our treasure in the Andes: Native potatoes in the Northern Highland of Peru (Minute 37:54)
Jose Ronal Otiniano1, Juan Miguel Perez1, Jimena Sologuren2,1, Stef De Haan3, Hector Cabrera4, Rosmery Pando4
1 Pataz Association, Trujillo, Peru. 2 Poderosa Mining Company, Trujillo, Peru. 3 International Potato Centre, Lima, Peru. 4 National Institute for Agricultural Innovation, Cajamarca, Peru

Tuesday May 31st Plenary Session Afternoon

Global consumer trends in fresh produce (Minute 14:38)
Lauren M Scott International Fresh Produce Association, Newark, DE, USA
Fueling performance with potatoes (Minute 39:12)
Katherine A. Beals Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA

Wednesday June 1st Plenary Session Morning

No risk no reward. Marketing potatoes in a world turned upside down (Minute 2:04)
Jason Davenport Allied Potato, Inc., Bakersfield, USA
CGIAR - food systems and the potato (Minute 29:16)
Prof. Dr. Martin Kropff CGIAR Global Director of the Resilient Agri-food Systems Science Area (RAFS), Montpellier, France. Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
The future of potato research and its contribution to food security and sustainability (Minute 56:28)
Paul Struik Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, Netherlands

Wednesday June 1st Innovation Session

Chairperson: Douglas Harley, Cygnet PB, Scotland

Breeding the varieties of tomorrow (faster!) (Minute 2:26)
Dan Milbourne Teagasc, Carlow, Ireland
Intelligent technology solutions improve quality and yield along the value chain (Minute 24:25 )
Franz-Bernd Kruthaup GRIMME Holding GmbH, Damme, Germany
Embracing agri-tech for step changing the potato supply chain (Minute 53:13)
Vidyanath Gururajan ,B-hive Innovations, Lincoln, United Kingdom. Branston, Lincoln, United Kingdom

Wednesday June 1st Focus Session

Chairperson: Jadwiga Śliwka, Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute - National Research Institute, Poland

Micro-business seed potato production in Africa, South America and Asia (Minute 2:24)
Monica Parker1, Pieter Wauters2,3, Samarendu Mohanty4, Ravindranath Reddy5, Willmer Perez6, Jorge Andrade-Piedra6
International Potato Center, Nairobi, Kenya. International Potato Center, Kampala, Uganda. Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), Eschborn, Germany. International Potato Center, New Delhi, India. International Potato Center, Bangalore, India. International Potato Center, Lima, Peru
Hybrid potato breeding and the potential of true seed propagation (Minute 18:16)
Edwin van der Vossen Solynta, Wageningen, Netherlands
Insights into the latest developments in hybrid potato breeding(Minute 34:12)
Curtis Frederick,Aardevo B.V, Nagele, Netherlands
Supporting the potato seed sector with a novel hand-held biosensor for in-field PVY detection (Minute 50:56)
Fernando Diaz1, Alan O'Riordan1, Michele Della Bartola2, Arabelle Cassidy3, Huui Ma3, Richard O’Kennedy3, Ewen Mullins2
Tyndall Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Crop Science Department, Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow, Ireland. School of Biochemistry, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

Wednesday June 1st Focus Session Afternoon

Chairperson: Nora Olsen, University of Idaho, USA

Dreamers who do. Focus on a sustainable potato processing industry (Minute 1:50)
Filip Wallays Agristo NV, Wielsbeke, Belgium
The Production and Marketing of Frozen French fries in North America (Minute 19:28)
Bret Nedrow JR Simplot Company, Boise, USA
Process management and IT solutions in sustainable raw material procurement (Minute 34:47)
Jaroslaw Wankowicz Farm Frites Poland SA, Lebork, Poland
Unique potato-based innovations from Sweden (Minute 53:51)
Emma Källqvist1, Graham Stonadge2, Eva Tornberg1
Veg of Lund, Lund, Sweden. Veg of Lund, London, United Kingdom

Wednesday June 1st Plenary Afternoon Session

Planet of Plenty - making agriculture the solution to the problem (Minute 3:25)
Robert Walker Alltech, European Bioscience Centre, Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland
Contribution of the potato to the SDG’s and climate change (Minute 28:23)
Tom Arnold Irish Government's Special Envoy on Food Systems, Dublin, Ireland