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10th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
October 9, 2016 - October 13, 2016
The Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and the International Potato Center (CIP) are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 10th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association: October 9th to October 13th, 2016 in Addis Ababa / Ethiopia.
This international conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in learning about new developments in research and industry concerning potato and sweetpotato in Africa. The conference will encompass five themes: Theme 1: Potato and sweetpotato breeding, germplasm exchange and trade in a changing policy environment Theme 2: Effective pathways to improve nutrition, health and technology adoption Theme 3: Advances in seed and cropping systems Theme 4: Climate change adaptation and mitigation: risk and opportunities for potato and sweetpotato Theme 5: Opportunities and challenges for private sector investments In addition to providing a platform to present, share and discuss state of the art research findings, the 10th APA conference will provide a forum for private investors and stakeholders to meet and share experiences with their peers, policy makers, and research and development practitioners. Close to 200 participants are anticipated. Ethiopia’s efforts in this regard will be one highlight of the meeting. The Conference will be held for 2.5 days, followed by up to 2 day field trip to visit potato or sweetpotato growing and agro business areas.