The 10th World Potato Congress – XXVIII Congreso de la Asociación Latinoamericana de la Papa is an opportunity to come into contact with the latest business and scientific advancements related to the potato. This event will deepen the World Potato Congress Inc. and Asociación Latinoamericano de la Papa’s (ALAP) scope and reach.


The WPC is held every three years and organized by the not-for-profit World Potato Congress Inc., dedicated to supporting the cultivation and development of potato around the world. This 10th WPC will mark the first time the event will be held in Latin America. Previous congresses were held in North America, Europe, South Africa, China, and New Zealand.

More than 800 scientists and potato industry representatives are expected to attend the 10th WPC and share interests, innovations and useful information for the global development and growth of the potato.


The Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) founded in 1977 with the objective of spreading technical advancements and scientific achievements in regional and global potato cultivation. Every two years ALAP organizes a congress in a Latin American country to bring together students, researchers, businesspeople, producers, and other actors in the potato value chain. A magazine, ALAP, is published annually with open access for researchers to share and disseminate their results in their respective research areas.

Jean Louis Gonterre