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.
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.
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.
Packaging machinery manufacturer Ishida opens office in Nairobi, Kenya
September 18, 2019
Ishida, a Japanese multinational manufacturer of food packing machinery, has opened a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, through its Birmingham-based subsidiary Ishida Europe.
10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It
August 13, 2019
Researchers are developing lower-emissions rice varieties, feed additives and other technological innovations to create a more sustainable food system.
James Gachiri, a 29 years old farmer and the Secretary-General of the forum
June 03, 2019
Despite being a trained accountant and currently pursuing a Bachelor in Commerce, James Gachiri had a desire to become a successful potato farmer.
Potato processing factory to be built at Ol Kalou
May 10, 2019
A potato and vegetable processing plant will be built soon in Ol Kalou town. The factory, a collaboration of the Department of Correctional Services and Nyandarua county government, will mitigate post-harvest losses ...
New Potato Processing plant in Nyandarua will give local potato farmers more opportunities
April 25, 2019
The opening of a new potato processing plant in Engineer town, Nyandarua county (Kenya) offers new opportunities for local potato farmers.
Bad seed potato imports hit Kenyan farmers ahead of the rainy season
March 26, 2019
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.
Despite potato shortage in Kenya, Nyandarua County potato farmers hardly benefit
February 18, 2019
An acute shortage of potatoes has hit Nyandarua County, a top producer of potatoes in Kenya and in fact, the entire country is suffering from a shortage.
Restaurants in Kenya face acute shortage of potatoes
February 09, 2019
Restaurants in Kenya are reeling from an acute shortage of Irish potatoes with the Agriculture ministry putting the supply gap at 1.7 million metric tonnes.
Kenyan county receives 1 million Euro from the European Union to boost potato farming
September 06, 2018
The county Nyandarua in Kenya has received a Sh116 million (€1 million; USD 1.16 million) grant from the European Union to boost potato farming.