THE APA 11TH TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2019

The Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), the Rwanda Agriculture Board(RAB) and the International Potato Center (CIP) will be co-hosting the 11th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference is set to be hosted by the Government of Rwanda in 2019. Dates and venue to be communicated soon…

APA SERVING AFRICA SINCE 1983

The 11th Triennial Conference brings together researchers, development agents and the private sector to exchange experiences and recent research findings on potato and sweetpotato in Africa. The major focus of the international conference will be the potential of potato and sweet potato to address food security and malnutrition in Africa, in particular, the promising contribution of the two crops to rural economic growth in Africa and its promising economic value for farmers and entrepreneurs.

THE APA CONFERENCE: INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Hundreds of participants including researchers, development practitioners, policy-makers and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the 11th Triennial Conference and exchange knowledge and experiences on potato and sweetpotato. Local and international private sector representatives will have the opportunity to explore potential investment opportunities in potato and sweetpotato-based agribusinesses. The APA Conference will provide room for researchers to present their latest findings, organize panel discussions with various stakeholders to learn from each other – strengthening cooperation amongst themselves to continue the potato and sweetpotato success story in Africa.

APA 2019 IN RWANDA

Rwanda is the selected country for the 11th Triennial APA Conference because of the growing role potato and sweetpotato contribute towards its food security. The Ministry of Agriculture, the Rwanda Agriculture Board and the International Potato Center have therefore joined hands to host this learning and experience-sharing platform expected to gather more than 500 participants. This APA 2019 Triennial Conference will give insights on Rwandan experiences and achievements in the potato and sweet potato sector. After the conference, participants will have an opportunity to join field visits to selected locations across the country to see various potato and sweetpotato research activities, and development initiatives to witness their impacts on the ground. Participants will also appreciate their share of the richness, beauty and history of the country during these trips.

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