Defectos y Enfermedades de la Papa

Smartphone app Nuru helps farmers control potato and sweet potato diseases
Abril 14, 2022

Smartphone app Nuru helps farmers control potato and sweetpotato diseases

Free smartphone app Nuru helps African potato farmers to detect late blight (Phytophthora) and early blight (Alternaria) since 2021
Paper made from banana waste prevents potato cyst nematode damage
Marzo 08, 2022

Paper made from banana waste prevents potato cyst nematode damage

With potato production in East Africa under increasing threat from the invasive and highly destructive potato cyst nematode (PCN) pest, an organic technology developed from banana plant waste material may well be the ultimate rescue.
Dealing with Potato Cyst nematodes in East Africa
Septiembre 10, 2020

Dealing with Potato Cyst nematodes in East Africa

Demand for potatoes in eastern Africa has been growing steadily. This growth is driven in part by rising demand from the fast food industry and for processing into high value products such as crisps, chips and starch. Despite an increase of 60% in the area of cultivated land, production has been declining in Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda.
Bad seed potato imports hit Kenyan farmers ahead of the rainy season
Marzo 26, 2019

Bad seed potato imports hit Kenyan farmers ahead of the rainy season

Kenyan farmers are facing a shortage of certified seed potatoes following the rejection of 78 percent of the planting materials that had been imported last year.
Three new seed potato varieties from the UK recommended for export to Kenya
Julio 01, 2018

Three new seed potato varieties from the UK recommended for export to Kenya

Based on extensive trials (two years, three separate farms, ten potato varieties) in a joint effort of AHDB, James Hutton Ltd, SASA and Seeds2B Africa (part of the Syngenta Foundation) three GB potato varieties have been recommended for release in Kenya.
Potato Cyst Nematodes threaten crop in Kenya
Junio 19, 2017

Potato Cyst Nematodes threaten crop in Kenya

A survey done in 20 counties in Kenya released earlier this month, shows that Potato Cyst Nematode infestation has reached 80 to 100 per cent in some of the potato growing areas.
Nakuru City, Kenya
Julio 20, 2014

Kenya: Late-Blight-Resistant Potato Seed for Nakuru

Nakuru will test and release (late blight resistant) varieties of potato seeds for small-scale farmers, Agriculture executive Dr Stanley Chepkwony has said.
 Anne Njoroge
Marzo 13, 2013

Phytophthora infestans KE-1 is spreading rapidly across East Africa

Njoroge is studying a new lineage of Phytophthora infestans called KE-1 that is spreading rapidly across East Africa.
Junio 27, 2012

East Africa: better selection of seed potatoes improves yield thirty percent

East African farmers, who are mostly small-scale, currently select their seed potatoes from the mass of harvested potatoes. That results in lots of virus diseases and potato brown rot, as well as low yields of an average of 10.5 tons per hectare. Tha...
 Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)
Abril 21, 2012

Potato farmers in Kenya oppose the import of seed potatoes

Potato Farmers in Kenya have opposed a decision by the government to import seed from the Netherlands, insisting that the move will kill the little but growing initiative to produce clean planting seed potato and will expose the country to potato disea...
 Kenya
Febrero 20, 2012

Kenya: Row over government plan to import potato seed from the Netherlands

A major controversy has broken out over government plan to import seed potato favoured for the production of high quality crisps and chips.
 Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI)
Mayo 25, 2009

Kenyan Potato farmers get help to establish virus-free seed potato production

SCRI is leading an international project to help potato farmers in Kenya.The mission is being supported with a grant from the Monsanto Fund totalling £186,000. The ambition is to increase potato yields - and importantly Kenyan farmer's incomes.

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