Delegates from over 60 countries will arrive in Ireland later this month for the 11th international World Potato Congress.

The three day event will see 60 speakers and over 1,000 delegates from around the world attend presentations and discussions in the RDS on issues affecting potatoes and their use around globally.

Among the speakers will be EU Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski and the head of the United Nation's global food security agency Dr Qu Dongyu of the Food and Agriculture Organisation.

The event is being hosted by the Irish Potato Federation and this is the first time the global congress has taken place in person since 2018.

During the congress, delegates will get to visit a number of potato farms and the congress will end at an event at Bord Bia's Bloom Festival.