The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations declared 2008 as the International Year of the Potato
. However, there is no exact information about the date when the potato day is celebrated.
2008 was international year of the potato
. The United Nations put on events and ran potato-based art and photography competitions.
Other UN organisations and universities around the world organised symposia, conferences, workshops and presentations of particular issues like food production, distribution and security.In addition, special initiatives, such as the "International Year of Rice" in 2004 and the "International Year of the Potato
" in 2008 were launched.
Due to the importance potato for many nations, the Food And Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has organized the event of "The International Year of the Potato
" with the main objective of raising awareness about the importance potato represent in specific, and the importance agriculture represent in addressing issues of concern in the world in general, such as hunger, poverty, and threats to the environment 
Send your recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org OUR SAY: PAGE 18 POTATO TIMELINE 1536 - The potato arrived in Europe 1609 - European sailors take the potato to China 1719 - Potatoes arrive in USA 1801 - First French Fries served in America 1845 - The Irish potato famine 1853 - Potato crisp invented in New York 1952 - 'Mr Potato Head' toy invented 1995 - The potato is grown in space 2008 - United Nations International Year of the Potato
Ireland decimated by horrific famine BEGINNING in 1845 and lasting for six years, the potato famine killed more than a million men, women and children in Ireland and caused another million to flee the country.
IYNF -- quickly dubbed Wild and Woolly 2009 -- follows on IYP (International Year of the Potato
), while 2004 was International Year of Rice and 2002 International Year of Mountains.
Cream Of The Crop, the Irish potato grower and packaging company owned by north county Dublin family Peter Keogh & Sons, has launched limited edition 'Highland Burgundy' Red potatoes as part of its 'International Year of the Potato
The United Nations named 2008 the International Year of the Potato
to highlight its potential as an antidote to hunger.
Did you know that 2008 is the International Year of the Potato
? I've been around for thousands of years: I bring good taste and great nutrition to the table.
The school's behaviour improvement worker Bev Taylor organised the Great Potato Competition for all 14 classes at the school as this year is the International Year of the Potato
The risk of food shortages has - in what is fortuitously the International Year of the Potato
- turned the spotlight on the humble spud and its importance in the global food chain.
As part of the Potato Day experience, the BPC's consultant home economist, Jennifer John, explained to the pupils why the United Nations has chosen to make 2008 the International Year of the Potato