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Rwandan farmers help validate and disseminate new potato varieties

Potato Farmers in Rwanda help validate and disseminate new varieties

августа 02, 2021
The triadic comparisons of technologies – or tricot – approach is being used in a citizen-science project funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) to identify and scale up best cassava and potato varieties in Rwanda.
Expiration of anti-dumping tariffs on fries leaves South African potato industry vulnerable

Expiration of anti-dumping tariffs on fries leaves South African potato industry vulnerable

июля 28, 2021
Anti-dumping tariffs on frozen French fries imported from the Netherlands and Germany have expired, leaving the South African potato industry vulnerable to ‘dumping’.
AKILIMO digital platform improves potato yields in Rwanda

AKILIMO digital platform improves potato yields in Rwanda

июля 04, 2021
CIP and RAB are focusing their efforts in this area to release varieties that are high-yielding, pest and disease resistant, and climate-resilient.  But is this enough to overcome the low potato yields faced by Rwandan farmers?
Zimbabwe: Matabeleland South Potato Producer Laments Lockdown Induced Losses

Zimbabwe: Matabeleland South Potato Producer Laments Lockdown Induced Losses

июня 24, 2021
The prolonged Covid-19 lockdown has brought more harm to potato production that any other crop being produced in Zimbabwe at the Agricultural Rural Development Authority (ARDA) Trek Antelope Estate in Maphisa, Matabeleland South.
Re-educating Nigerian Potato growers: from farming as a culture to farming as a business

Re-educating Nigerian Potato growers: from farming as a culture to farming as a business

июня 23, 2021
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has commenced training for Irish potato farmers in Kano. The training which began on Monday, June 21, will end on Friday, June 25, 2021.
Sudan: Two Projects Promoting Potato Production to Be Implemented

Sudan: Two Projects Promoting Potato Production to Be Implemented

июня 22, 2021
Potato cultivation has seen tremendous success in Sudan when productivity in some areas reached 28 tons an acre, like in the Alarqam Project of Western Omdurman here. The Meroe Dam Project (in Northern Sudan) has produced 20 tons per acre.
Catalyzing a greater supply of seed potato in Kenya

Catalyzing a greater supply of seed potato in Kenya

июня 21, 2021
As a food security crop and cash crop, potato is a source of income for farmers, traders and sellers. In Kenya alone, potato creates employment for 2.5 million people along the value chain amounting to an estimated annual worth of USD 480 million.
Kenya: Potato imports by fast-food firms to attract 30pc duty.

Kenya: Potato imports by fast-food firms to attract 30pc duty

июня 21, 2021
Major fast-food joints rely on imports from as far as Egypt and South Africa for the potatoes they use for French fries.
Kenya: Nyandarua cops impound eight lorries over defying potato regulation (too large bags)

Kenya: Nyandarua cops impound eight lorries over defying potato regulation (too large bags)

июня 02, 2021
Police in Nyandarua county have intercepted eight lorries carrying potatoes in extended bags contrary to the Crops (Irish Potatoes) Regulations 2019.
Malawi: Tobacco losing ground to potatoes

Malawi: Tobacco losing ground to potatoes

мая 03, 2021
For decades, tobacco has been Malawi’s main foreign exchange earner. However, when he opened this year’s tobacco marketing season on Tuesday, president Lazarus Chakwera stunned his audience saying this industry is dying.
Demand for washed potatoes in Namibia not met by local supply

Demand for washed potatoes in Namibia not met by local supply

апреля 27, 2021
In Namibia, retailers and importing agents have spent NAD (Namibian Dollar) 120.1 million (USD 8.4 million) between 2019 and 2020 on importing washed potatoes to meet local demand.
New Potatoes South Africa awareness campaign highlights resilience, optimism of unsung industry heroes

New Potatoes South Africa awareness campaign highlights resilience

апреля 27, 2021
Potatoes South Africa (PSA) has launched a bold new awareness campaign in a bid to create perspective about the resilience and performance of the potato industry’s stakeholders in the country, especially in the context of South Africa recently marking the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 disruption.

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