Workshop to Commemorate the International Year of the Potato-2008  

RAP PUBLICATION 2008/07

WORKSHOP TO COMMEMORATE
THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE POTATO - 2008

Bangkok, Thailand, 6 May 2008

 

Edited
by
Minas K. Papademetriou

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2008


This publication brings together edited manuscripts of papers presented at the Workshop to Commemorate
The International Year of the Potato - 2008, held at FAO, Bangkok, Thailand, 6 May 2008.
The Workshop was organized and sponsored
by the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
in cooperation with the Government of Peru

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ISBN: 978-92-106005-6

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword

Welcome and introductory statement
by Dr He Changchui

Address
by H.E. Carlos Velasco Mendiola

Inaugural address
by H.E. Theerachai Saenkaew

Keynote address
by Dr Pamela K. Anderson

An overview of potato production in Asia and the Pacific region: markets, development and constraints
by Dr Fernando N. Ezeta

Policies and strategies conducive to potato development in Asia and the Pacific region
by Dr H.P. Singh

Potato research priorities in Asia and the Pacific region
by Dr S.K. Pandey

The status of organic potato production in China
by Dr Kaiyun Xie

The importance of quality potato seed in increasing potato production in Asia and the Pacific region
by Dr Fengyi Wang

Post-harvest issues of potatoes in Asia and the Pacific region
by Dr Sarath Ilangantileke

Potatoes, poverty and participation: making rural institutions and markets work for the poor
by Dr Dindo M. Campilan

Farmer field school for potato integrated pest management: educating Asian farmers to grow healthy and profitable potato crops
by Dr Jan Ketelaar

Conclusions and recommendations

List of participants