The International Horticultural Exhibition Beijing 2019 is a five months long event projected more than 16 million visitors.
The exhibition is the largest event of its kind in history.
The Economist magazine:
“It will be the biggest horticultural [expo] ever held anywhere. And it will be the centerpiece of the largest political celebration in China in a decade....”
“Officials were keen that a record number of countries and international organisation would put on a display at the expo.”
“They have succeeded.”
Participation 'Imagine a World Without Potatoes' Campaign
The Chinese authorities have granted the campaign a unique exhibition site at the Expo, right at the main entrance of the International Pavilion. At the site we will showcase the work done by CIP, where the campaign will have a starring role.
This is the only site at the Expo dedicated to the potato. We will build a replica of the terraces of Moray, an ancient Incan site that is believed to be the first agricultural science lab in South America.
We will build a replica of the terraces of Moray, an ancient Incan site that is believed to be the first agricultural science lab in South America.
The terraces were used by the Incas to test different crops and potato varieties that would then be planted throughout their empire.
The terraces of the Moray replica at the International Horticultural Exhibition Beijing 2019 will be constructed using modern, sustainable bioconstruction building techniques based on the reuse of discarded tires to recreate the terraces.
The tires and terraces will be planted with different varieties of potato and sweet potato.
View of the actual terraces of Moray near Cusco, Peru, the ancient Incan site the campaign site is modelled after.