ALAP 2018

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ALAP 2018 Panama: XXVIII Congress of the Latin American Potato Association

Slogan: “Biodiversity, Food Security and Business”

The steering committee and partners of ALAP are grateful for the extraordinary work of the organizing committee of Peru: Ministry of Agriculture of PERU MINAGRI, National Institute of Agrarian Innovation (INIA), PromPeru and International Potato Center (CIP); as well as for the participation of scientists, businessmen, farmers and students who made it possible for the X World Congress of the Potato - XXVIII Congress of the Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) to be a success.

There were 5 days of intense work and we are very satisfied with the achievements: 803 attendees and 164 research abstracts accepted and presented on May 28, 29 and 30 in the magical city of Cusco. We know that the scientific and commercial program of the congress was in great demand and consolidated the integration of the international community of experts, as well as the formation and / or strengthening of new partners.

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ALAP Memories 2018:

The 26th edition of the Latin American Potato Association (ALAP 2018) was held in Cusco, Peru. It was an extremely enriching experience to be able to organize this important congress and receive you in this city.

Abstracts ALAP 2018:

Potato, the world’s third most important food crop, is set to play a major role in ensuring global food security. Potato production is increasing rapidly in many regions of the world with significant levels of poverty, with roughly a third of production taking place in developing countries and over one billion people relying on potato as their staple diet.