Dutch potato breeding company HZPC is going virtual again for its Potato Days Live on Nov. 3, 2021, the company says in an Oct. 20 news release.
The conference will be broadcast live from HZPC’s research facility in Metslawier in the north of the Netherlands. It will focus on the themes of hybrid breeding, the transformation of food systems and the Netherlands as breeding ground for seed potatoes. The release notes there will be participants from 90 countries taking part.
A closer look will be taken at the role of the Netherlands in potato breeding and seed production with Peter Berghuis, Romain Cools and Jasper Spikker talking.
Hybrid potato breeding will also be looked at during Potato Days as part of a panel discussion, the release says. The effect of hybrid potatoes in the food industry will be discussed with a chef cooking live using hybrid potatoes.
Martin Kropff will give the keynote presentation speaking on how to feed a rapidly growing global population. The release says he will outline the importance of transforming our food systems and explain the potential role of the potato.
Registration for Potato Days Live is now available on the HZPC website.