World Potato Congress Webinar: Dr. Monica Parker present 'Diversified Use of Apical Cuttings to Boost Potato Seed Systems'
April 16, 2020
Addressing seed shortages for potato is a perennial challenge in many potato-producing countries. Potato seed systems rely on several successive generations of bulking seed tubers to produce commercial seed.
TOMRA's new regional headquarters in Johannesburg shows its commitment to Africa
March 06, 2020
TOMRA has opened new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to strengthen its commitment to customers in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania.
Agricultural product storage is a top priority in Morocco
February 26, 2020
Reducing wastage in the food chain is high on the Moroccan government's agenda. Food wastage is also an important theme at the upcoming SIAM - Salon International de l’Agriculture in Meknès - agricultural trade show.
Kenya: Government approves high yield potato seeds
February 25, 2020
In Kenya, potatoes are a key staple food, second only to maize. Yet its potato value chain has been underdeveloped for decades also. This has been acknowledged by the Kenyan government.
PepsiCo Egypt and USAID Initiative Garners Increase in Potato Harvest
February 11, 2020
For the past year, PepsiCo Egypt has been working to empower Egyptian farmers by supporting them through training programs aimed at providing them with stronger technical know-how and other skills to improve efficiency and productivity.
Pepsico becomes major shareholder in Ethiopian Potato Chips company Senselet
January 12, 2020
PepsiCo joins Veris as a major shareholder in Senselet Food Processing Plc in Ethiopia. Senselet, founded in 2015, today has a leading market position in Ethiopia with its SUN Chips brand that is being produced from locally sourced potatoes.
The long, hard road to profiting from potatoes
January 10, 2020
For as long as Monique Vlok can remember, her father, Frans, produced vegetables on rented land near Citrusdal. When the company he worked for was bought out, he took his package and in 2003 cashed in all his investments to buy the farm Valskuil.
Rwanda pilots 'revolutionary' potato seeds
January 06, 2020
The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has started testing True Potato Seeds, which are produced by Solynta, a Dutch firm that develops hybrid potatoes. True Potato Seeds are collected from the berries or fruits of the potato plant.
Western Australian delegation visits Egypt to assess export opportunities seed potatoes
December 12, 2019
A trade delegation including Western Australian (WA) potato industry leaders toured Egypt in November, confirming the potential to export at least 10,000 tonnes of seed potatoes.
World Potato Congress Inc. Announces New International Advisor in Kenya - Mr. Wachira Kaguongo
December 11, 2019
The World Potato Congress is pleased to announce that Mr. Wachira Kaguongo has accepted to become the World Potato Congress Inc.’s (WPC) newest International Advisor.
Farmers in Rwanda are looking for better potato storage technology
December 10, 2019
Rwanda Agricultural Board has said that it is working with agricultural experts to introduce affordable technologies that could help store potatoes for over a period of six months in a bid to fight against food insecurity and low prices affecting farmers.
tna helps Egyptian pretzel manufacturer Future Foods to set up efficient processing and packaging line
November 27, 2019
Egyptian snack manufacturer, Future Foods, has launched a new pretzel range after collaborating with tna, a leading solutions provider in the food processing and packaging industry, to successfully install a seasoning, processing and packaging line.
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