World Potato Congress officially adopts the Declaration of Dublin: Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security
May 18, 2023The World Potato Congress (WPC) Inc., through its mission of creating value chain networking within the global potato community, has officially adopted the Declaration of Dublin: Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security.
FAO: Doubling global potato production in 10 years is possible
June 06, 2022Potatoes could make a greater contribution to global food security, according to the director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN).
How the humble potato is already helping end world hunger
June 02, 2022Consumed by more than a billion people worldwide, including many of the world’s poorest, potato has long been one of the most important crops to avert hunger.
Minister McConalogue opens the 11th World Potato Congress in Ireland
May 31, 2022The Irish Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, officially opened the 11th World Potato Congress at the RDS in Dublin.
World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar - 'Potato Variety Development in Ireland, Historical Perspectives and Future Challenges' presented by Dr. Denis Griffin
January 28, 2022The World Potato Congress is very pleased to present its second 2022 webinar on February 25 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard time (USA/Canada). Potato is often considered synonymous with Ireland due to the great Irish Famine and still remains the most important food crop in Ireland.
World Potato Congress 2022 (WPC2022) Call for Abstracts
October 06, 2021The call for abstract submission for WPC 2022 is now open and authors are encouraged to submit their abstract online for consideration. Deadline for Oral Submissions: 30th November 2021. Deadline for Poster Submission: 15th February 2022.
Potatoes continue to pack a punch for Irish family enterprise
June 24, 2021Smaller pack sizes and new packaging formats that allow potatoes to be microwaved for convenience, are among the industry trends being embraced by K&K Produce, which is based in Fingal, Co. Dublin.
Tesco Ireland Unveils Home-Recyclable Potato Packaging
June 01, 2021Tesco has become the first retailer in Ireland to make its packaging for 1kg new season potatoes fully recyclable while also reducing the amount of paper used in its 2.5kg potato packaging.
Meade Potato Company adds starch extraction facility
December 10, 2020Irish potato grower and packer Meade Potato Company has entered the starch commodity market by extracting starch from surplus potatoes and potato processing by-products.