The 11th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association (APA) is a renowned forum where opinion leaders of science and practice meet.

APA’s core objective is to promote the production and use of potato and sweetpotato in Africa for enhancing food security and fighting malnutrition. The Conference allows the scientific and practicing members from more than 20 African countries to interact with other potato and sweetpotato stakeholders through exhibitions, presentations and discussions.


The APA Conference 2019 will strengthen links between scientists and development practitioners and encourage public-private partnerships to increase investment in potato and sweetpotato sectors from lab to farm and plate. Research addressing a broad range of themes concerning potato and sweetpotato could be presented during the conference. Outstanding performance in each category will be honored by an invitation to give a three minutes presentation in the main conference hall. Also the best oral presenters and best young scientists will be selected within each field.

Papers and posters for the APA Conference 2019 may be concerned with:

Theme 1. Increasing Productivity and Nutrition Quality Through Breeding and Crop Management,
Theme 2. Addressing the Seed System Bottleneck,
Theme 3. Assuring Healthy and Safe Diets in a Changing World,
Theme 4. Innovating Solutions to Postharvest Management, Processing Technologies, and  Marketing Systems,
Theme 5. Exploiting the Digital Revolution for Technology Delivery, Communication & Advocacy, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning,
Theme 6. Reaching End Users at Scale, Youth and Gender Engagement.