Highlights of this event included educating attendees about the value and significance of potatoes worldwide for food and nutritional security, promoting sustainable agriculture, and preserving food diversity while emphasizing how they can help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the one that aims to end hunger. The occasion presented a chance to advertise the resolution on International Potato Day (IPD) that was adopted at the FAO meeting.
Over the past two years, the WPC has worked with FAO and an international coalition of nations, led by Peru and backed by Ireland, Canada, Belgium, Australia, and China, to promote the celebration of International Potato Day. A collaborative endeavor has brought us this close to an official resolution designating May 30th as International Potato Day each year. It is anticipated that this will be officially approved and announced during the UN General Assembly (UNGA) sessions in New York in September.
A Chance to Advertise the Resolution on International Potato Day