Training course: Integrated management of potato culture

Lima, Peru

The International Potato Center (CIP) in partnership with the Korea-Latin America Food & Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KoLFACI) will hold the training course “Integrated Management of Potato Culture” in Lima, Peru from April 1 to 5, 2019.

The general objective of the course is to train researchers and technicians from KOLFACl member countries in integrated potato crop management, including practices prior to planting, through cultivation, and during processing and marketing.

The Specific Objectives are:

  • Update researchers and technicians from KOLFACl member countries on current developments in potato cultivation, based on results from research carried out by CIP, with particular emphasis on climate change.
  • Train participants in the use of platforms and protocols for the collection of agronomic and meteorological data relating to potato cultivation.
  • Promote experience exchange between researchers and technicians from participating countries in order to enhance knowledge and technical skills for improved agronomic management of potato.


February 1-25:  Invitation to Participants

February 18-20:  Results publication

CIP and KolFACI will cover the following expenses related to the course for 11 participants:

  • Transport to Lima
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation in the CIP dormitories
  • All meals

To access this financing the requirements are:

  • Potato researchers/technicians from the member countries of KOLFACI.
  • Fill online form and attach the requested documents until February 25.

Selection of participants:

  • Gender Equality: Equity in the distribution of participants (50% male and 50% female).
  • Age: Young researchers will be prioritized (junior to intermediate).
  • Specialization: Preferably with experience in potato cultivation.
  • Projection: Possibility of future inter-institutional scientific collaboration.