Dealing with Potato Cyst nematodes in East Africa
September 10, 2020
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.
Egypt Potato exports at 674K tons
September 04, 2020
Egypt has exported a total of 674,480 tons of potatoes to world market, especially the European Union countries, since April 2020, according to Head of Central Administration of Plant Quarantine at the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Ahmed al-Attar.
Scotts Sends its First Evolution to South Africa Following Canadian Recommendation
August 05, 2020
A UK manufacturer of vegetable harvesting and handling machinery has supplied its first to order to South Africa thanks to a recommendation from a Canadian company. Scotts Precision Manufacturing has sent one of its Evolution separators to Bestbier South Africa after Allan Equipment in Canada recommended the unique machine.
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.
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