Potatoes Australia Ltd, an industry organisation dedicated to promoting the potato industry in Australia, is excited to announce its involvement in celebrating International Potato Day on May 30th, 2024. Recognised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the United Nations, International Potato Day serves as a global platform to recognise the vital role that potatoes play in nourishing communities and sustaining agricultural economies worldwide.

In coordination with the Australian celebrations, Potatoes Australia has launched a dedicated webpage for organisations and groups to promote their local events and initiatives scheduled for May 30th, 2024. This webpage provides a centralised platform for individuals and communities across Australia to share their plans, connect with like-minded potato enthusiasts, and access resources to enhance their celebrations.

International Potato Day is an excellent opportunity for Australians to come together and celebrate the incredible versatility and nutritional value of potatoes,” says Sonia Waterson, Executive Officer at Potatoes Australia. “As the Australian Potato industry body, we’re thrilled to provide a platform where organisations and groups can showcase their unique potato-themed events and activities, whether it’s hosting a potato cooking competition, organising a farm tour, or launching a community potato garden.”

Potatoes are not just a humble staple; they are a symbol of resilience, versatility, and sustainability. As one of the world’s most widely consumed and economically significant crops, potatoes provide vital nutrients and calories to millions of people every day. They are also a key component of diverse cuisines, offering endless culinary possibilities from comforting classics to innovative gourmet dishes.

To promote their local celebrations on May 30th, 2024, organisations and groups are invited to visit the dedicated webpage hosted by Potatoes Australia. Here, they can submit details about their events to inspire their communities to join the festivities. Don’t forget to join potato Australia’s social media pages on Facebook and LinkedIn to stay updated on the latest news and events.

International Potato Day serves as a significant lead-up to the World Potato Congress, scheduled to take place in Adelaide from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. This global event will bring together potato industry leaders, researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders to discuss the latest innovations, trends, and challenges facing the potato industry.

In addition to celebrating the culinary delights of potatoes, International Potato Day is also an opportunity to highlight the contributions of the potato industry to sustainable agriculture and food security. Potatoes Australia encourages individuals, organisations, and communities across Australia to take part in International Potato Day festivities. Whether you’re hosting a potato-themed event, organising educational activities, or simply enjoying a delicious potato meal with loved ones, your participation helps spread the message of appreciation for this remarkable crop.

For more information about International Potato Day and how to get involved, please visit the dedicated webpage hosted by Potatoes Australia.

Join Potatoes Australia in celebrating International Potato Day on May 30th, 2024, and let’s give potatoes the recognition they deserve!

For media inquiries, please contact: Sonia Waterson Executive Officer at  Potatoes Australia sonia@potatoesaustralia.com.au