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Global Potato Conclave 2020
Potato is the third most important food crop in the world after rice and wheat in term of human consumption. Its importance in food and nutritional security of the world had led to official declaration of the year 2008 as the International Year of the Potato by the United Nations, which was celebrated internationally with much fanfare and in India also a Global Potato Conference was organized in December 2008 at New Delhi to mark the event. More than a decade elapsed after that and it is high time now to deliberate on the decadal progress in the potato sector with a view to prepare a roadmap for next ten years aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nation.
The growth of potato in the world has been phenomenal during last six decades (1961 to 2016). During the period, although the area under potato has decreased from 22.14 to 19.24 million hectare, the production increased by nearly 40% (270.55 to 376.82 million tonnes) with a productivity increase of about 60% (12.21 to 19.5 t/ha). With accelerated economic development world over and change in food habit, there is ample opportunity for more demand of potato in terms of fresh consumption, processing, export, as well as quality seed. This would lead to diversification in production, consumption, utilization, and trade, thereby boosting world economy. To meet the growing demand, world over potato production needs to increase by 89% to 711.5 million tonnes by 2050. However, increasing cost of cultivation, especially farm inputs (quality seeds and fertilizers cost), comparatively less price of fresh potato produce, stagnation in productivity, decreasing cultivable land area, more complex biotic and abiotic stresses, inadequate availability of quality seeds and variety, post-harvest losses, meager value addition, and the changing climate are posing serious threats to sustainable potato production and utilization. To meet the future challenges and utilize the opportunities that emerge ahead, further strengthening of research and development network for increasing productivity would be necessary. Various issues in different potato value chains need to be addressed with sound scientific background and the new frontiers need to be identified in potato research and development. The Global Potato Conclave will provide an opportunity to bring all stakeholders at one common platform so that all the issues are discussed and future plans are made involving everyone related to the potato sector. The Global Potato Conclave is proposed to be held during 28–31 January 2020 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India to highlight achievements and opportunities in the area of potato research, trade and industry, and value chain management.
Conclave

Venue

Tentative Schedule

DAY 1

28th January, Tuesday 2020
GPC 2020
Inauguration
Concurrent Sessions 1 & 2
Potato Exhibition

DAY 4

31st January, Friday 2020
GPC 2020

DAY 2

29th January, Wednesday 2020
GPC 2020
Concurrent Sessions 1 & 2
Potato Exhibition

DAY 3

30th January, Thusday 2020
GPC 2020
Trade & Industry
Potato Exhibition
Concluding Session
  
Themes
Speakers

Speakers

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Presentations
The Conclave is open to all researchers, academicians, students, farmers and entrepreneurs associated or working on potato R&D. Presentations from eminent members of the scientific community associated with potato research and development will be followed by lively discussions.
Lead Paper Presentation
Eminent speakers of national/ international repute will be invited to make their presentations on the various themes of the conclave. The lead papers (minimum 2 pages) of the invited presenters will be published in the Souvenir.
Oral Presentation
A few selected quality papers will be selected for oral presentation in various technical sessions. The authors of these papers will be required to submit a short full length manuscript including abstract, which will be published in the special issue of Potato Journal.
Poster Presentation
Remaining abstracts will be considered for poster presentation and will be published in the Book of Abstracts. The researchers, academicians, students, farmers and entrepreneurs associated with potato R&D are requested to submit abstracts to email (gpcipa@yahoo.com)
Committee

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Global Potato Conclave 2020

Dr SK Chakrabarti
Chairman, Organizing Committee
Director , ICAR - CPRI Shimla
Himachal Pradesh - 171001 , India

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