APA 2019 Conference Dates Announced

The African Potato Association (APA) local organising committee together with the Rwanda Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI) and the International Potato Center (CIP) announces the dates and venue of the 11th triennial conference 2019. The APA conference will be held at the Kigali Convention Center from 26th – 29th August 2019. Delegates should plan to arrive by 15:00 on Sunday the 25th August to be able to participate in the opening event. The 29th of August will be a field day.

This year’s conference will run under the main theme: Leveraging Potato and Sweetpotato Contribution to Sustainable, Nutritious Food Systems.

The sub-themes will include:

Theme 1. Increasing Productivity and Nutrition Quality through Breeding and Crop Management

Theme 2. Addressing the Seed System Bottleneck

Theme 3. Assuring Healthy and Safe Diets in a Changing World

Theme 4. Innovating Solutions to Postharvest Management, Processing Technologies, and Marketing Systems

Theme 5. Exploiting the Digital Revolution for Technology Delivery, Communication & Advocacy Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Theme 6. Reaching End Users at Scale, Youth, and Gender Engagement