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Agrico and Agrico PSA to expand their seed potato activities in Tanzania
november 29, 2023By signing the distribution agreement with Fraxen Consult Ltd, Agrico seed potatoes will be exported to small-scale farmers in Tanzania later this year.
Kenyan seed potato producer Freshcrop Ltd inspired by potato cultivation in Ontario, Canada
september 21, 2023Seven years ago, Chris and Ashley Gasperi planted four acres of potatoes on their idle land in Kenya.
Kenya leads Eastern Africa with release of climate-adaptive and nutritious purple-fleshed sweet potato variety
augustus 09, 2023The International Potato Center (CIP) has collaborated with Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) to release the KC Sweet Purple variety of sweet potato in an effort to tackle ongoing climate challenges facing farmers in Kenya.
World Potato Congress 2026 to be held in Nairobi, Kenya
mei 23, 2023World Potato Congress Inc. has announced that World Potato Congress 2026 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme for the event is 'Developing Global Potato Partnerships for Enhanced Food Systems, Food Security and International Trade'.
Serial entrepreneur carves a niche with potato processor
april 03, 2023The potato value chain has been the main pain point for Kenyan farmers for decades now. After a bumper harvest, thousands of tonnes go to waste. And this is where Wedgehut Foods carved a niche.
Kenya Potato Consortium to lay groundwork for local value chain
maart 28, 2023It may be recalled how shocked Kenyans were when reports began filtering in the media last year January 2022 that the multinational food giant KFC has run out of ‘fries’ for customers following the non-delivery of potatoes from their overseas suppliers.
Rooted Apical Cuttings: Plugging the gap in quality seed potato production to boost food security in Asia and Africa
november 13, 2022A capacity-building initiative that started in Kenya to fill gaps in the supply of high-quality early generation seed (EGS) is now spreading across Asia and many African countries
University Outreach Project in Kenya Teaching Tissue Culture to Potato Farmers
oktober 31, 2022Richard Mbaria makes a point at his potato in Kapsita village of Nakuru County, Kenya. The farmer has increased his production per acre thanks to training by a CARP+ project implemented in the area by Egerton University.
Norda industries favors Markies for the production of potato chips in Kenya
oktober 06, 2022Markies has already become the number one for potato chips in Kenya. Simultaneously Markies is also increasingly demanded by Kenya’s crisping industry. A good example is Norda Industries who favors our Markies variety for their potato crisps.
Tissue Culture Tech Boosts Potato Yield in Kenya
oktober 04, 2022A community project that provides farmers with healthy seed potato, cultivated using innovative laboratory techniques is significantly increasing yields in Kenya, an agricultural expert says.