Our History

The Latin American Potato Association ( ALAP ) was founded by the Latin American Society of Potato Researchers ( SLIP ) in 1977. ALAP has held technical and updating meetings every two years in different countries of the region, bringing together researchers, entrepreneurs, extensionists, producers and interested in the cultivation of potatoes in general. The official languages of the ALAP are Spanish and Portuguese. There were 8 meetings of the SLIP prior to 1972 for which there is no record.

Coordination meetings:

  • Lima, Peru 1975
  • Puerto Varas, Chile 1977
  • Pocos de Caldas, MG Brazil, March 4 -10, 1979. (Meeting IX ALAP). Third Coordination

ALAP meetings:

  • X - Toluca, Mexico 1981
  • XI - Quito, Ecuador 1983
  • XII - Paipa, Colombia, May 20-25, 1984
  • XIII - Panama City, Panama, March 9-13, 1987
  • XIV - Mar del Plata, Argentina, 5-11, March, 1989
  • XV - Lima, Peru, September 8-14. 1991
  • XVI - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 22 - 26, 1993
  • XVII - Merida, Venezuela, July 9-15, 1995
  • XVIII - Cochabamba, Bolivia January 12-15, 1998
  • XIX - Havana, Cuba, Feb. 28 - March 3, 2000
  • XX - Quito, Ecuador 3 - 7 June, 2002
  • XXI - Valdivia, Chile March 8 - 12, 2004
  • XXII - Toluca, Mexico July 30 to August 4, 2006
  • XXIII - Mar del Plata Argentina 30 Nov. - 6 Dec. 2008
  • XXIV - Cusco, Peru 23-28 May 2010
  • XXV - Uberlandia, Brazil September 17-20, 2012
  • XXVI - Bogota, Colombia September 28 to October 2, 2014
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