ALAP 2023

XXIX Latin American Potato Congress

The Reunion and a look towards sustainability and climate change

 

March 28 to 31, 2023.

It is a great honor to announce the XXIX ALAP Congress together with the XXIII ACHIPA meeting in Chile. We are pleased to invite you to participate in this Congress, which will be held from Monday 28th to Friday 31st March 2023.
We are working hard to be able to offer you the most up-to-date scientific, technical and industrial advances. In addition to having visions and trends from experts in our potato sector.
We look forward to seeing you in Puerto Varas, Los Lagos Region, Chile!

Venue Hotel

Enjoy Puerto Varas has a privileged location on the shores of Lake Llanquihue, with a wonderful view of the Osorno volcano.
The rooms propose a modern decoration that is complemented by handmade touches creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for each of our guests. Undoubtedly an unmissable destination for all who travel through southern Chile.

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Welcome to ALAP 2023

THE CONGRESS STARTS IN

ORGANIZERS

ALAP

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The Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) was born in 1977, as a result of a previous organization known as the «Latin American Society of Potato Researchers (SLIP)».

The mission of ALAP is to stimulate the production and efficient use of potatoes, as well as increase and disseminate the knowledge we have of this crop through the development of research and dissemination of technical and scientific advances achieved in the regional and global context. All these actions are aimed to awake the interest for this crop in people, with the certainty of achieving greater well-being in the communities that grow potatoes and in the people who consume it in all its forms.

ACHIPA

 

The Chilean Potato Association (ACHIPA), which is a trade association whose mission is to:

  1. Promote the production and the role of potatoes for human, animal or industrial food systems.
  2. Encourage the improvement of the productivity and quality of the potato crop and its derivatives.
  3. Support research and knowledge dissemination on potato improvement, cultivation methods, pest and disease control, costs and other issues related to the production.

 

 

WELCOME EVERYONE

ALAP and ACHIPA have come together to hold the twenty-ninth version of the Latin American Potato Congress in the city of Puerto Varas, which will bring together the entire potato industry and will have as its main focus the sustainability of production and the challenges of climate change in the world of this tuber. Scientists, researchers, academics, extensionists, farmers, and technology and equipment companies and providers have been convened for this event. Representatives from more than 20 countries will attend to discuss topics such as: breeding and biotechnology, plant pathology, cultivation and storage techniques, positioning and nutritional value. The objective of this congress is to increase potato cultivation and its consumption.

 

Boris Contreras
President of the Chilean Potato Association (ACHIPA)

INVITED Speakers

Carmen Castillo

She earned his Ph.D. in Entomology from Washington State University, USA. She completed his M.Sc. in Plant Pathology and Entomology at the School of Plant Sciences in Wageningen University and Research Center, in the Netherlands. She is an agronomist graduated from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the Central University of Ecuador. His research experience has been developed in the National Institute of Agricultural Research of Ecuador in the potato program and in the department of plant protection, for almost three decades. He has professional internships and training in Japan, Holland, Spain, and New Zealand. She works directly associated with the active participation of farmers and other members of Ecuador’s agricultural chains. Currently, she assumes technical and scientific responsibilities in the execution of agricultural research and development activities on integrated pest management. Her work is related to the determination and molecular characterization of pathogens and vectors that cause emerging diseases that cause economic damage to crops such as potatoes. She also actively promotes the biological control of pests and the use of insects as solutions to optimize natural resources in his country, Ecuador

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Secor

Gary Secor is a Professor of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota in the USA. Secor is a native of Bozeman, MT and has a BS and MS degree from Montana State University, and a PhD from the University of California at Davis. He began his potato career in Montana as director of the of the first potato virus testing lab in the US, and has   worked with numerous other potato diseases during his 43 year career at NDSU, concentrating on disease discovery, diagnosis, management and grower education. He works closely with the potato breeding program at NDSU and has been interim potato breeder. In addition, Secor also works with sugar beet diseases, including fungicide resistance management. He teaches classes, has graduate students and enjoys international travel and work. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Distinguished Service Award from the Chilean potato industry, and considers Chile his second home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriela Burgos

Doctor in Food Scientist, Master in Nutrition, Senior Research Associate, Head of Quality and Nutrition Laboratory, International Potato Center, Peru. Gabriela is a Senior Researcher at International Potato Center and head of the Quality and Nutrition Laboratory. Since 2004, she has participated at or led CIP’s projects focused on reduce malnutrition in Africa, Asia and Latin America through the improvement of the amount of beta-carotene, iron and zinc in potato and sweetpotato. She has significantly contributed to achieve genetic gains for iron and zinc contents in International Potato Center (CIP) breeding programs and to gain insight about bioaccessibility and bioavailability of nutrients in potato-based diets. She has also contributed to build substantial capacity in Ghana, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Rwanda and Ethiopia, in order to implement laboratories that perform nutrient evaluation of potato and sweetpotato. From 2008 to 2020, she participated of the “Potato Biofortification” project, funded by Harvest Plus and of the “Potato Population Improvement” project financed by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas and USAID, where she led the targeting of potato biofortification to human populations under the risk of malnutrition, and the evaluation of iron and zinc in potato samples from improved biofortified potato breeding populations. Since 2018, Gabriela is leading efforts to have evidence of the high contribution of potato to reduce malnutrition through a very strong collaboration with experts from ETH-Zurich, the Nutritional Research Institute in Peru and University of East Anglia in UK. She led the USAID sub-project titled “Evaluation of iron bioavailability in humans” and CIP contribution in the project “Evaluating iron and zinc bioavailability from biofortified potatoes to reduce malnutrition in the Andean highlands”, funded by the BBSRC – GCRF donor. She is currently leading CIP contribution to the project “Effect of altitude on the absorption of potato iron in women’’ financed by ETH through the University of Applied Sciences of South Switzerland. She is author and coauthor of more than 20 scientific papers in ISI journals and the leading author of a book chapter about “the Contribution of Potato to the Diet and Health

María del Pilar Márquez Cardona

Professor- Researcher Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá) – Biologist M. Sc in Ecological Agriculture. Plant Biology and Production Systems Research Group Maria has developed research projects related to the incorporation of biotechnological tools in production processes with small scale farmers, in vitro propagation and genetic characterization of species of agricultural interest, such as: Development of the technological package for the molecular certification and conservation of melina clones (Gmelina arborea L. Roxb) Participatory strategies for sustainable management in production systems with small farmers in the province of Ubaté, department of Cundinamarca. Development of Capacities for the Appropriation and Use of Knowledge in the Production of Initial Potato Seed for the Development and Improvement of Potato Production Systems for Small Producers in the Department of Cundinamarca and Boyacá. Historical memory, genetic characterization and food use of marginalized Andean tubers in the provinces of Centro and Márquez (Boyacá) Development of strategies for the certification of seeds and seedlings of passion fruit trees in the Department of Huila. María has participated in processes of social appropriation of Science and Technology, working with small farmers producing potatoes and Andean tubers: Adoption and incorporation of biotechnological tools by small potato producers within their production systems: An experience of social appropriation of technical and scientific knowledge Contributions of science in the approach of participatory strategies for sustainable management in production systems with small farmers in the departments of Cundinamarca and Boyacá: a case of social appropriation of knowledge She currently leads the project «Improving the yield of potatoes and other tubers – Root to Food», financed by Fontagro

Rubí Raymundo

Rubi Raymundo is a scientist who studies the underlying dynamic of crop systems. The overarching goal of her research is to understand the dynamic of crop systems to develop technologies to address sustainable agriculture needs. Her work has practical applications in climate change adaptation, crop management, and crop breeding. Rubi gained experience in potato crops at the International Potato Center (Peru) and the University of Florida (USA). While working in collaboration with these institutions, she published many peer-review papers about the impact of climate change on potato production. In her current research at Colorado State University (USA), Rubi bridges cropping systems and crop improvement to integrate crop-modeling insights into field phenotyping. She also combines crop models and field experiments to explore the value of target breeding traits that can assist in developing resilient climate crops. Rubi is from the central Andes of Peru (Huancavelica). She obtained an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Agronomy at the Universidad Nacional del Centro del Peru (Junin). In 2012, she moved to the University of Florida, where she obtained a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stef de Hann

Stef de Haan has 25 years of experience in agricultural research and innovation with an emphasis on agrobiodiversity and human nutrition in mountainous regions and vulnerable communities. He works for the International Potato Center (CIP), coordinating the Andean Initiative (https://hdl.handle.net/10568/105862). He has published more than 70 publications between science articles and books, many related to the Andes and the conservation of genetic resources. He currently coordinates CIP’s Andean Initiative with an emphasis on agrobiodiversity, climate action, and food systems. Stef’s current research areas include genetic resources, seed systems, food and nutrition security, and food system transitions. He previously worked with the Dutch Cooperation for the Development in the Andean region (1998-2002), the International Potato Center (2002-2015) in Peru, and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Vietnam (2015-2019). He has a doctorate in biosystematics and a master’s degree in agroecology from Wageningen University, as well as a degree in agricultural engineering. Stef is of Dutch nationality and resides in Peru.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inga Smit

Inga Smit is leading the group of Potato Technology within the Department of Safety and Quality of Cereals at the Max Rubner-Institut (MRI), Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food in Germany. After her Diploma in horticulture she obtained her PhD on wine quality and conducted her Post-doctoral research at the University of Göttingen, Germany, were she also teached classes in the field of Quality of Plant Products. At the MRI, she is responsible for pilot plants for potato processing such as french fries and crisps, which are being used in a current project on oleogels as alternative frying media. In addition to quality aspects, the safety of potato products is very important in her research. Thus, in a recently finished bilateral project, trials were carried out on acrylamide reduction in deep-fried products and in an upcoming project, suitable strategies for glycoalkaloid minimisation in potato products will be investigated. Smit is a member of the EAPR (European Association of Potato Research) and the country represantative for Germany since 2020.

Callum Wilson

Professor Calum Wilson is a plant pathologist within the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) at the University of Tasmania. He has over 25 years’ experience in research and teaching. He actively works with a diverse range of plant diseases including those caused by viruses, bacteria, protozoa and fungi with a focus on those that induce significant disease in potato. He has a passion for the realisation and application of quality research by industry and is actively involved in connecting research and industry to deliver real-world benefits.

 

 

 

 

 

Hugo campos

Dr. Hugo Campos serves as Deputy Director (interim) of the International Potato Center. He has more than 30 years of international experience in multinational companies and CGIAR in multiple countries in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the United States and the United Kingdom, mainly leading multidisciplinary international genetic improvement programs in various crops (sugarcane, corn, soybeans, canola, potatoes, sweet potatoes and wheat). He also has extensive private experience in innovation. His five books have been downloaded/sold more than 440,000 times and he is in the process of publishing his sixth book. Agricultural Engineer from Universidad Austral de Chile, Ph.D. from the John Innes Centre, United Kingdom, MBA from Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile, and with a Professional Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford University (United States).

 

Franco Faccennini

CONFERENCES & SIMPOSIUMS

CONFERENCES

  • Challenges for pesticides reduction in potato production.
  • Potato genetic breeding: Perspectives and progress.
  • Climate change in potato production: Projections and challenges.
  • Resources use sustainability in potato production.
  • Technological advances and aplicability in potato production.
  • Digital transformation for sustainable potato production.
  • The agregated value of potato and its future as a staple crop.
  • Potato as valuble food source in the world.
  • Worldwide emerging diseases and its effect on Latinamerica.

 

SYMPOSIUMS

  • Emerging pest and diseases: prevention and containtment in Latin America.
  • Potential and self´-suficiency in for potato seed production in Latin America.
  • Puting a value to the protection of potato genetic heritage in Latin America.
  • Potato as a super food crop.
  • Climate change in potato production: Projections and challenges.
  • Potato consumption tendicies: new challeges for its comercialization.

Programme

Programme subject to changes and updates.

Abstracts Presentation

Selected abstracts and posters have a special rate to attend the event.

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The Scientific Committee of ALAP 2023 extends a cordial invitation to you to present your Abstracts in some of the six topics that have been arranged for this Congress.

For this event, a Virtual Platform has been set up to facilitate the application process and review of the Papers received. We ask you to carefully read the following CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS GUIDELINES file.

 

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS GUIDELINES

The deadline for first call is December 15th, 2022. The editorial committee will inform to the authors the acceptance. It is required that at least one of the authors is registered in the event for the abstract publication

2023 TOPICS


  • Plant breeding, genetic resources and seed production

  • Added value: Processing, industrialization, nutritional quality and marketing.
  • Technology transfer and extension: Associativity, connectivity and development.

  • Technological innovations: A.I., digital development and precision agriculture.

  • Agronomy and alternatives for sustainable and agroecological management.
  • Plant health: Integrated management and emerging pests.

ABSTRACTS CONTRIBUTION PLATFORM ACCESS


2023 SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE


Ivette Acuña Bravo

ALAP 2023 Scientific Committee Director
Agronomist. Ph.D. Phytopathologist. Integrated management, epidemiology and pathogen characterization on emerging diseases. INIA Chile.

Claudia Barrientos

Agronomist. UACH. Technical adviser Corteva Agrisciences.

Anita Behn

Agronomist, Dra. Plant genetic resources conservation and plant crops breeding. Universidad Austral de Chile.

Mónica Gutiérrez Arévalo

Agronomist, M. Sc. Phytopathologist. Detection, diagnostic and epidemiology of endemic and quarantine pathogens. Agricultural and Livestock Service of Chile.

Juan Inostroza Fariña

Agronimist. Crop manegement and extension in agricultural technology. INIA Chile.

Carolina Lizana Campos

Agronimist, M.Sc. Dr. Crop production and its response to environmental stresses and the role of genetic diversity in the sustainaibility of agriculture. Universidad Austral de Chile.

Ingrid Martínez

Agronomist, Dr. To develop strategies for the use and protection of soils, combining fertility, soil physic and root phenotyping. INIA Chile.

Luis Miquel Avilés

Graduated in Philosophy. Main Manager Consorcio Papa SpA.

Manuel Muñoz David

Agronomist, Dr.
Encharged of the Potato breeding program at INIA Chile.

Patricio Sandaña

Agronomist, Dr. Ecophysiology, resources use efficacy and crop simulation models. Universidad Austral de Chile.

Constanza Sepúlveda Teuber

Agronomist. Extension in agricultural technology. INIA Chile

REGISTRATION

Registration Rate Calendar

→ Current rates valid until December  31, 2022
→ Period Jan. 1, 2023 to Jan. 31, 2023: Members US$550 – Non-Members US$650 – Students US$350 – Companion US$350
→ Period Feb. 1, 2023 to Mar. 28, 2023: Members US$650 – Non-Members US$750 – Students US$400 – Companion US$400

MEMBER

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NON MEMBER

USD$550

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STUDENT

USD$280

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USD$280

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CHILOÉ`S TECHNICAL TOUR

USD$150

  • Location : Puqueldon, Chiloé Island
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Visit to genetic bank of native potatoes and native potato keepers

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTED ABSTRACTS & POSTERS

USD$320

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USD$450

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  • Opening Reception
  • Closing Dinner
  • Field Day

For more information, we ask you to please send an email to andrea@dpmas.cl

FERIA

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Espacio ferial

HOTELS


To facilitate and obtain preferential rates for those attending the ALAP 2023 Congress, we have brought together the best accommodation in the city, where comfort and quality go hand in hand.
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Venue Hotel


Enjoy Puerto Varas has a privileged location on the shores of Lake Llanquihue, with a wonderful view of the Osorno volcano.
The rooms propose a modern decoration that is complemented by handmade touches creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for each of our guests. Undoubtedly an unmissable destination for all who travel through southern Chile.

Hotels


For hotel reservation, inform via email that you are attending Alap 2023 Congress. Send email to reservas@hotelesnovotempo.cl
Casa Kalfu
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