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GITAH Projects

Argentina is one of the main potato production countries in Latin America that developed itself considerably during the last two decades. The objective of GITAH is to further optimize the potato supply chain together with the Argentine counter parts. After various visits and based on the inputs of the Argentine chain members GITAH came to the conclusion that the following aspects within the Argentina potato chain have great potential to reach an even higher level: optimization of seed quality and varieties, application of technology, interchange of knowledge and increase availability of external finance.

To realize a successful strategy it has been decided upon to apply an integral and broad plan of action with attention for all links of the potato production chain on technical, economical and management level. Important as well is the interaction on knowledge infrastructure (research, advice and education).

GITAH will realize several activities within the period 2012-2014

Demostration projects

a) Seed potato demonstration projects in the South-East of Buenos Aires and Mendoza

For this purpose it is necessary to:

Switch to a new technology for Argentina; from rows planting towards bed planting, in order to be able to plant closer. Optimize storage facilities towards automated box storage systems

b) Fresh Market potato production and packing demonstration project

c) Demonstration project for the cultivation of consumption potatoes for processing

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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)