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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.
Paving the way for a robust and vibrant seed potato sector in Tanzania
juli 18, 2023Tanzania and the Netherlands have agreed to collaborate on developing a joint roadmap for the thriving seed potato ecosystem.
Concern that price of frozen potato products in South Africa will increase
mei 25, 2023There are concerns among some economists that the price of frozen potatoes may increase, adding to already high food inflation in South Africa.
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'.
Better Potatoes, Better Planet: McCain Farm of the Future Africa set to transform potato farming in South Africa
april 27, 2023McCain Foods Limited, one of South Africa’s leading frozen food manufacturers, has officially opened its Farm of the Future Africa in Lichtenburg, North West, the second of three locations planned by 2025.
Ensayo de salinidad en Egipto: una variedad de patata resistente a los altos niveles de salinidad del agua
maart 08, 2023El obtentor de patatas y exportador de semillas holandés HZPC ha completado un ensayo de salinidad en Egipto con la cosecha organizada a finales de enero.
Solynta and PepsiCo Partner to Bring Hybrid Potato Seeds to Ethiopian Farmers
maart 02, 2023Solynta and PepsiCo’s Ethiopia-based Foods Unit, Senselet Food Processing PLC (Senselet), have launched a project to introduce hybrid true potato seeds (HTPS) to Ethiopia.
Food Systems in the spotlight at COP27 climate action negotiations
november 24, 2022For the first time, food and agriculture systems have taken center stage in the global climate negotiations. COP27 has advanced the global recognition of food and agriculture as both a climate culprit and solution.
Local seed potato research promising in Zimbabwe
november 24, 2022The Zimbabwe Potato Micro-propagation Association (ZPMA) has spearheaded the resuscitation of seed potato production since this stalled around 2008. The current mandate is to substitute imported seed potato.
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