Welcome to the Latin American Potato Association!

The Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) was born in 1977, as a result of a previous organization known as the "Latin American Society of Potato Researchers (SLIP)".

About ALAP

The mission of ALAP is to stimulate the production and efficient use of potatoes, as well as increase and disseminate the knowledge we have of this crop through the development of research and dissemination of technical and scientific advances achieved in the regional and global context. All these actions are aimed to awake the interest for this crop in people, with the certainty of achieving greater well-being in the communities that grow potatoes and in the people who consume it in all its forms.

ALAP 2020

The XXIX biannual Congress of the ALAP, will be held in Leon-Mexico on 2020

Conferences & events

Stay tuned to find out about and participate in potato conferences and events

Our Statutes

Here you will find our objectives and our way of organizing ourselves as a scientific association

Social Media

The quickest way to find out the latest news and is a place where you can interact with us

Our History

Records of the meetings of 1975 (Peru) and 1977 (Chile) are known from this society, which corresponded to its seventh and eighth meetings respectively.  The Latin American Potato Association aims to contribute the increase and exchange of potato knowledge among researchers, producers, merchants, industry and society in general in Latin America.

our partners

The ALAP is an association that represents the Crop Science Industry and its partner companies. A chain is as strong as its weakest link. No company or association can survive alone, that is why ALAP has always pay a lot of time and attention to its partners, relationships that help us to fulfill our mission and vision by following our values.

our journal

The Latin American Potato Journal with e-ISSN: 1853-4961 is indexed in LATINDEX, AGRIS, OJSBOLIVIA, UCB-SP, REDIB, PERIODICA, BIBLAT, DIALNET (electronic version) and EBSCO, is open to researchers to share their results in the different areas of potato sciences, with greater emphasis on: biotechnology, genomics, physiology, nutrition and crop fertilization, genetics and plant breeding, entomology,  etc.