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Potato farmers in Kenya close to a deal with KFC.

Potato farmers in Kenya close to a deal with KFC

May 31, 2022
In the next two months, Kenyan potatoes will be on the menu of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). This follows an intervention by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Agriculture Sector Network (ASNET) and the American fast food chain.
50,000 Kenyan potato farmers are partnering with Agrico PSA!

50,000 Kenyan potato farmers are partnering with Agrico PSA!

May 19, 2022
Agrico PSA is proud to communicate another impressive milestone reached: now over 50,000 Kenyan potato farmers are digitally partnering via their Facebook page! PSA’s Facebook page has evolved into a platform where potato knowledge is shared.
Smartphone app Nuru helps farmers control potato and sweet potato diseases

Smartphone app Nuru helps farmers control potato and sweetpotato diseases

April 14, 2022
Free smartphone app Nuru helps African potato farmers to detect late blight (Phytophthora) and early blight (Alternaria) since 2021
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Paper made from banana waste prevents potato cyst nematode damage

Paper made from banana waste prevents potato cyst nematode damage

March 08, 2022
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.
Catalyzing a greater supply of seed potato in Kenya

Catalyzing a greater supply of seed potato in Kenya

June 21, 2021
As a food security crop and cash crop, potato is a source of income for farmers, traders and sellers. In Kenya alone, potato creates employment for 2.5 million people along the value chain amounting to an estimated annual worth of USD 480 million.
Kenya: Potato imports by fast-food firms to attract 30pc duty.

Kenya: Potato imports by fast-food firms to attract 30pc duty

June 21, 2021
Major fast-food joints rely on imports from as far as Egypt and South Africa for the potatoes they use for French fries.
Kenya: Nyandarua cops impound eight lorries over defying potato regulation (too large bags)

Kenya: Nyandarua cops impound eight lorries over defying potato regulation (too large bags)

June 02, 2021
Police in Nyandarua county have intercepted eight lorries carrying potatoes in extended bags contrary to the Crops (Irish Potatoes) Regulations 2019.
Kenya’s potato production expected to hit 2.5 mln tonnes in 2021

Kenya’s potato production expected to hit 2.5 mln tonnes in 2021

March 16, 2021
Kenya’s potato production could hit 2.5 million tonnes in 2021 up from the estimated 2 million tonnes produced in 2020, the industry said on Friday.
Kenya seeks Sh656m for potato seed study

Kenya seeks funding for seed potato study

February 23, 2021
Kenya has applied for a Sh656 million grant from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to boost research on potato seed production and cut reliance on imports.
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Follow potato regulations now or risk jail – Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui (Kenya) gets tough on potato regulations

January 08, 2021
The Nakuru County Government has announced that implementation of the potato regulations including the 50kg packaging rule is in force and must be adhered to immediately.
Working together on sustainable potato production in Kenya

Working together on sustainable potato production in Kenya

December 08, 2020
Viazi (potatoes in Kiswahili) are grown in Kenya since the 19th century. The production and consumption of the potato have grown steadily since.
The National Potato Council of Kenya and Corteva Agriscience have embarked on plans to increase yield among smallholder farmers from 7 tonnes to 20 tonnes per hectare.

National Potato Council of Kenya partners with Corteva Agriscience aiming to increase yields

September 25, 2020
The partnership targets to introduce new technologies and train smallholder farmers on how to improve potato yields through the use of quality seeds, resilient varieties, disease management and post-harvest management.
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