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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.
Nature-friendly farming reduces costs for potato farmer

Sustainable potato farming in South Africa reduces costs as well

February 11, 2021
Managing plant health and strict water monitoring have paved the way to success for AL 3 Boerdery in Dendron, Limpopo.
McCain Foods South Africa appoints new managing director

McCain Foods South Africa appoints new managing director

February 04, 2021
McCain Foods South Africa has appointed Unathi Mhlatyana as its new managing director (MD) effective yesterday. Mhlatyana brings more than 20 years experience in the FMCG industry, having previously been employed in leadership roles with Pepsico and SAB/AB InBev.
Willie Jacobs appointed as CEO of Potatoes South Africa (PSA)

Willie Jacobs appointed as CEO of Potatoes South Africa (PSA)

February 01, 2021
Willie Jacobs took over the leadership of Potatoes Potatoes South Africa (PSA) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after Dr. André Jooste, who as part of his career planning, left the organization after 9 years.
Researchers identified and characterized potato dry rot and potato wilt pathogens in Algeria

Researchers identified and characterized potato dry rot and potato wilt pathogens in Algeria

January 15, 2021
Among the 152 isolates collected from symptomatic potato plants and tubers in different provinces in Algeria, 13 species of Fusarium and Neocosmospora were identified.
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.
Why a new potato variety could be a game-changer for farmers in East Africa

Why a new potato variety could be a game-changer for farmers in East Africa

December 17, 2020
Imagine being a potato farmer in Ethiopia, Kenya, or Nigeria. On a small piece of land, which you depend on for food and income, you have spent months planting, weeding, and watering.
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.
Rwandan entrepreneur Apollinaire Karegeya is growing potatoes without soil and with little water.

Aeroponics: growing potatoes in the air - agricultural innovation in Rwanda

December 04, 2020
A Rwandan entrepreneur is pioneering the use of innovative farming technology that, he believes, is set to play a major role in feeding the growing population in his country, amid increasing pressure on arable land.
Outgoing chief executive hails the potato growers of South Africa

André Jooste is leaving Potatoes South Africa

November 10, 2020
Dr. André Jooste, an agricultural economist who joined Potatoes South Africa eight years ago as chief executive officer, is leaving the organization at the end of the month for personal reasons.

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