Porbatata, the Portuguese potato association is organising these Jornadas that will take place on 3rd and 4th May at Fórum Alcochete, in Portugal.
At a time when the sector is facing major challenges, Porbatata is bringing together experts, producers and partners to discuss the most relevant topics given the current environment, particularly international markets and exports, production organisation, increased costs, innovative technologies, plant health, water scarcity and climate change.
Among the international guest speakers are Cedric Porter, from WPM (World Potato Market), Jan Gottschall, from NAO (Nederlandse Aardappel Organisatie), Yolanda Medina from OIPACYL (Organizacion Interprofissional de la Patata de Castilla y León) and Laurent Cavard, CEO of the French group, Altho.
Europotat, the European Potato Trade Association, will be represented by Berta Redindo, secretary general, and Romans Vorss, technical director.
Gonçalo Lobo, managing director of APED (Portuguese Association of Distribution Companies), Gonçalo Santos, chairman of Portugal Fresh, the coach Alexandre Monteiro and the chef Marlene Vieira will also be among those participating.
This initiative is being organised as part of the Promotion of Portuguese Potatoes in Foreign Markets, supported by Portugal 2020, under the Competitiveness and Internationalisation Operational Programme.