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International Day of the Potato Passes UN General Assembly Approval


The resolution to hold International Day of the Potato has been adopted by consensus of the United Nations General Assembly, a Dec. 15 news release from the World Potato Congress said.

“This International Day will shed light on the significant value of the potato – nutritional, economic, environmental and cultural. It will also highlight the contribution of the potato to global food security, poverty reduction and the livelihoods of millions, while emphasizing the key role of Indigenous Peoples knowledge and practices,” Beth Bechdo, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations deputy director-general, said in a news release.

The release noted it has been a passionate endeavour by the World Potato Congress Board of Directors and International Advisors. In 2022 it was announce the first International Potato Day will happen on May 30, 2024 with an annual celebration to follow in years.

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