The 2016 African Potato Association Meeting – Call for Abstracts

2016 10th Triennial African Potato Assocaition CoNFERENCE

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – 9-13th October 2016



The Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and the International Potato Center (CIP) will co-host the 10th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association in Ethiopia. The conference will run from October 9th to 13th, 2016 in Addis Ababa at the ECA Conference Center.


Close to 200 participants including researchers, development practitioners, policy-makers and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the conference to 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 relevant stakeholders and to strengthen cooperation in the sector to continue to grow the potato and sweetpotato success story in Africa.


In particular, the APA 2016 Triennial Conference will be an opportunity to reflect on Ethiopian experiences and achievements in the potato and sweet potato sector. After the 4-day conference, participants will be invited to participate in field visits to selected locations in the country to see potato and sweetpotato initiatives and their impact on the ground. Participants will also appreciate their share of the richness, beauty and history of Ethiopia during these trips.


The CALL for ABSTRACTS for this upcoming APA 2016 is now open!


Scholarships for African researchers and innovative famers are available so be sure to submit an abstract to be considered.
The deadline for submission of Abstracts is February 29th, 2016!
Please follow this link for submitting an Abstract:

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