ISTRC 2022 Symposium Announcement

 Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the 19th International Triennial Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC) will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 21st to 25th November 2022.

The Symposium will be co-hosted by AATF ( and the Government of Kenya.

The ISTRC is delighted to collaborate with the AATF and the Government of Kenya to deliver a successful symposium. Kenya is a key global hub for root and tuber crops. Nairobi is a vibrant city known as the safari capital of Africa. It is an energetic, modern city that serves as a first-rate introduction to both wildlife and nightlife. Music clubs, shops and markets bustle along with a plethora of restaurants.

The ISTRC symposia are recognized globally as platforms that bring together key stakeholders at national and international levels to foster, stimulate and support the improvement of tropical root crop production and utilization.

The 2022 19th ISTRC Symposium will be an excellent opportunity for those interested in root and tuber crops from around the world especially Sub-Saharan Africa, to showcase their expertise and share and compare knowledge on how they can contribute to transforming the global agri-food systems.

More information on the event will be shared in due course.

If you would like any further information, please contact Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), the First Vice President of the 19th ISTRC 2022 Symposium, who is leading the Local Organising Committee in Kenya.

We look forward to your support.

Kind regards,

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Professor Sanni Lateef Oladimeji, FAS, FNIFST, FIMC
President of the ISTRC.