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International training in potato production

Representatives of the Ministry of Land Affairs in the province of Buenos Aires received Dutch officials with the aim of exchanging knowledge of food production and the development of a joint work plan.

“Open markets, expand borders and exchange knowledge are imperatives for the development of the National Agrifood Strategic Plan, designed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, expected to culminate on 2020. It is also one of the major proposals of Governor Daniel Scioli for the province” said minister Arrieta.

Thus, after exposure of both parties, the Dutch specialists stressed their country's participation in the activities of production and technology program of potato and offered professional training in the subject.

Therefore, they committed to participate in the Fiesta Provincial de la Papa which will take place in the town of Otamendi, party General Alvarado, from 14 to 17 March.

Moreover, they were summoned from the Agricultural Department to join the Program for Strengthening Agricultural Education and exchange with universities in the province in order to develop human resources capable of transmitting knowledge.

The meeting was held by the Secretary of Production, Economics and Rural Development of the Ministry of Land Affairs, Sergio Etchetto; the provincial director of Rural Development and Family Agriculture, Juan D’Alessandro; Agricultural Supervisory directors, Luis Herrera and, from Plant Health, Gustavo Calvanase; Dutch Agricultural Counsellor in Argentina, Bart Vrolijk and Dutch specialist in potato production and growing technologies, Huub Schepers (Wageningen University) and Sicko de Vries, PTC Sales manager, training consultant.

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Potato Events 2012


January 12th - 15th 2012

Fiesta Nacional de la Papa in Villa Dolores

March 15th - 18th 2012

35th Fiesta de la Papa in Otamendi.

March 16th 2012

Field Demonstration Dewulf Potato Harvester 2060 and Baselier Rotary Ridging cultivator

March 14th -17th 2013

36th Fiesta Provincial de la Papa in Otamendi. Gitah will have its own stand and will perform various activities, especially the reception for GITAH Field Mission 2012 participants

March 16th 2013

Manter Packing Demonstration in Nesmaral - Potato producer and packer for the fresh market. San Martín 296 Cdte. Nicanor Otamendi - Provincia de Buenos Aires.

March 16th 2013

Omnivent Storage Demonstration in Sol del Este

November 29th 2013

Jornada Técnia AgroPapa in Córdoba.

March 20th - 23th 2014

37th Fiesta Provincial de la Papa in Otamendi. Gitah will have its own stand and will perform various field demonstrations.

April 24th, 2014

Packaging and Marketing Workshop at Nesmaral, Otamendi


April 30th - May 4th 2012

Agrishow, Riberao Preto

June 20th - 22th 2012

Hortitec 2012, Holambra, SP

September 17th - 20th 2012

XXV ALAP Congress , Uberlândia, MG.

The Netherlands

August 22th 2012

Potato Demo Days Westmaas

November 10th - 16th 2013

Agritechnica 2013. At the world’s leading international exhibition for agricultural machinery and equipment, exhibitors from all over the world will be presenting their products and services for professional plant production.

September 11th - 12th 2013

PotatoEurope 2013. This event will be the heart of the international potato industry, where colleagues, clients, potential clients, suppliers, researchers and all other services in the potato chain will be gathered.

Sept. 2013

Gitah Potato Mission and visit to Potato Europe in Emmeloord, Netherlands. Dutch farmers and companies will be visited, in order to give the visitors an insight in how the Dutch potato sector is organised and how it performs.


Sept. 12th - 13th 2012

Potato Europe, Villers-Saint-Christophe, France


September 28th - October 2nd 2014

Congress of the Latin-American Association of Potato (ALAP).


September 3rd - 4th 2014

Potato Europe , Bockerode (Hannover)