Become a Sponsor

The APA needs to raise funds to cover the costs of this meeting, and would like to be able to support African scientists and farmer innovators who are selected for keynote speeches, oral presentations, posters, or participation in the marketplace exhibitions.  Your support is truly needed as national programs and many organizations are facing financial challenges due to the pandemic.  Please note that at each level of support has benefits for the sponsor included.

There are 5 categories of support we would like you to consider.  Be one of our champion supporters today!!!

Lion: US$50,000 (MK40,700,000)

Exclusive sponsorship of a gala dinner or cocktail, time for a speech; exhibition space provided and 1st priority in space selection. Large logo on promotional materials.

Elephant: $30,000 (MK24,400,000)

Exhibition space provided at location of choice (after the Gorilla level); Large logo on all promotional items; Exclusive sponsorship of a promotional item.

 

Rhino: $15000 (MK12,200,000)

Exhibition space provided; sponsorship of award for best oral presentation; logo included in all non-exclusive promotional materials and banners.

Buffalo: US$5,000 (MK4,100,000)

Exhibition space provided; sponsorship of award for best poster; logo included in all non-exclusive promotional materials and banners.

Leopard: $5,000 (4,100,000) and below

Logo included in all non-exclusive promotional materials and banners.

The African Potato Association (APA) is a non-profit organization formed in 1983 and its core objective is to promote the production and the use of potato and sweetpotato in Africa. Currently, most APA members are scientists and practitioners drawn from 20 African countries, including North Africa. Every three years, the APA holds a scientific meeting to review progress in potato and sweetpotato research in Africa. The meeting is also an opportunity for scientists to interact with other stakeholders in the sector through exhibitions, presentations and panel discussions.  The Ministry of Agriculture of the Malawian Government and the International Potato Center have joined hands to host the 12th Triennial APA Conference because of the critical role potato and sweetpotato contribute towards Malawi’s food security, nutrition, and income generation.  It will be a hybrid meeting, with 200 participants expected in person, and the rest attending virtually.  The meeting begins on the evening of 26th of June through the 1st of July.  This includes 3 days of presentations in the capital city, Lilongwe, and 2 days for Field Trips. The theme of the meeting is Harnessing potato and sweetpotato innovations for resilient, healthier agri-food systems.