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.
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.
Insufficient seed inspectors lead to potato seeds scarcity –RAB
October 31, 2019
Rwanda needs about 35,000 tons of quality potato seeds to cover 25 percent of total cultivated land in each growing season. The targeted quantity to fill the existing gap is 60 percent despite persisting challenges.
World Potato Congress Inc partner of the African Potato Association at the triennial conference in Kigali, Rwanda
August 30, 2019
During his presentation at the official opening of the 11th African Potato Congress in Kigali, Rwanda, World Potato Congress President Romain Cools announced the continuous effort of his organization to be a partner of the African potato sector.
Potato organizations seek to leverage potatoes to address malnutrition in Africa
August 27, 2019
Potato organizations on Monday called for deliberate efforts to increase potato and sweet potatoes production for sustainable nutritious food systems in Africa.
Irish potato farmers upbeat as government moves to address seed shortage
June 19, 2018
In Rwanda, the Ministry of Agriculture and partners have pledged to establish modern seed potato warehouses and greenhouses to ensure the supply of quality seed potatoes.
In Rwanda, Kinigi is still the leading potato variety on the market
January 27, 2018
New potato varieties are needed in Rwanda to meet the current market demands. Nevertheless, the potato variety Kinigi is still favorite among farmers as well as in the community of potato consumers.
Winnaz Potato Chips plant in Rwanda scales up production five-fold
January 25, 2018
The Hollanda Fair Foods potato processing plant in Rwanda, which produces the Winnaz Crisps brand, is set to scale up its chips production capacity five-fold.
Government Rwanda plans privatisation of Nyabihu Potato Processing Plant
January 04, 2018
The Government of Rwanda is in the process of privatising the Nyabihu District-based potato processing plant amid tight market and low production capacity, according to the The New Times.
Nigerian firm Blackpace acquires potato chip manufacturer Ndiyo in Rwanda
November 12, 2017
BlackPace Africa Group has bought Ndiyo Business Group, a major producer of salted potato chips in Rwanda.
International Potato Center (CIP) and Blackpace Group to cooperate in advancing potato production in Africa
October 16, 2017
The International Potato Center (CIP) and BlackPace Africa Group (BPA) executed a Technical and Scientific agreement to advance potato production in Africa, with focus on Rwanda.
Olusegun Paul Andrew, the chairman of BlackPace Africa Group (left) and Clare Akamanzi, CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (right) exchange documents
September 07, 2017
The government of Rwanda has signed a multimillion dollar deal with a Nigerian investor, the Blackpace Africa Group, to revamp and develop Rwanda’s potato industry and help make the country a key producer and exporter of potato products.