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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.
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.
World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar: 'Above and Below Ground: Diseases threatening sustainable potato production'

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar: 'Above and Below Ground: Diseases threatening sustainable potato production'

October 21, 2020
The World Potato Congress is pleased to be beginning its Fall webinar series on November 12, 2020, with Professor Jacquie van der Waals from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Dealing with Potato Cyst nematodes in East Africa

Dealing with Potato Cyst nematodes in East Africa

September 10, 2020
Demand for potatoes in eastern Africa has been growing steadily. This growth is driven in part by rising demand from the fast food industry and for processing into high value products such as crisps, chips and starch. Despite an increase of 60% in the area of cultivated land, production has been declining in Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda.
Disease resistant potato seeds launched in Dedza

Disease resistant potato seeds launched in Dedza

July 09, 2019
In an effort to combat diseases which have been hampering potato yields for the past two years in Dedza, International Potato Centre (CIP) recently handed over disease resistant Irish potato seeds to ten farmers in the district.
Bad seed potato imports hit Kenyan farmers ahead of the rainy season

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.
Potato Farmers in Uganda are waiting for new GM 'Victoria'

Potato Farmers in Uganda are waiting for new GM 'Victoria'

July 07, 2018
Victoria - a popular local potato variety in Uganda - is extremely susceptible to potato Late Blight disease, but a resistant GM version of this variety has been developed.
With testing almost complete, it is up to the government biosafety regulatory authorities in Uganda.
Three new seed potato varieties from the UK recommended for export to Kenya

Three new seed potato varieties from the UK recommended for export to Kenya

July 01, 2018
Based on extensive trials (two years, three separate farms, ten potato varieties) in a joint effort of AHDB, James Hutton Ltd, SASA and Seeds2B Africa (part of the Syngenta Foundation) three GB potato varieties have been recommended for release in Kenya.
Russia partially lifts ban on potato exports from Egypt

Russia partially lifts ban on potato exports from Egypt

June 06, 2018
Russia has agreed to ease a ban on potato exports from eight farming areas in Egypt, allowing shipments to resume from June 6.
Russia blocks two potato shipments imported from Egypt due to detection brown rot

Russia blocks two potato shipments from Egypt due to detection brown rot

March 20, 2018
Russia’s agricultural quarantine authorities flagged two potato shipments imported from Egypt that were found to be contaminated with potato brown rot.

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