ALAP 2016

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XXVII ALAP Congress 2016 - Panama

Slogan: “Taste and nutrition in one place”

The Latin American Potato Association (ALAP), with the support of the Association of the Community of Highland Producers (ACPTA) and the Institute of Agricultural Research of Panama (IDIAP), carried out the 22 to August 26, 2016, the XXVII Biannual Congress of the Latin American Potato Association (ALAP), meeting that brought together renowned researchers from various parts of the world, producers, entrepreneurs, extensionists, students and other interested parties to know more about potato cultivation.

Almost 30 years ago, Panama had the great honor of carrying out, with great success, the XIII meeting of paper of the region .

As main objective of the ALAP congress, the update of potato technicians, researchers and producers stands out, in the latest technological advances of the cultivation of dad. As well as the exchange of experiences during the work sessions and the Field Day, carried out in the upland area of ​​Cerro Punta, Chiriqui province, 511 km from Panama City.

The main themes of the congress presented stand out:

  • Potato and food security
  • Late Blight
  • Potato genetics
  • La punta morada de la papa
  • Importance of associations to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the potato agrifood chain
  • Plant protection
  • Knowledge management towards technological innovation
  • Climate variability and sustainability

All abridged and presented in scientific papers, posters and lectures, which were of great interest to the attendees of the conference.

IDIAP and ACPTA are grateful for the invaluable contributions provided by all international and national researchers, both exhibitors and participants, who contributed significantly to the congress to present to the research community of the sector, the progress and results of their work.

As the same manner, we make a special recognition to all sponsors, collaborating entities, media and general assistants, for their contributions and assistance to the ALAP congress.

Text taken from the document Compendium of abstracts of the XXVII Congress of the ALAP, the full text is offered below: