Report: The potato value chain in Morocco
October 16, 2020
The Wageningen Research Foundation (WR), being subsidised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in the context of the Policy Support 'Sustainable agricultural development in a food system approach' published a study on the potato value chain in Morocco.
PepsiCo Egypt and USAID Initiative Garners Increase in Potato Harvest
February 11, 2020
For the past year, PepsiCo Egypt has been working to empower Egyptian farmers by supporting them through training programs aimed at providing them with stronger technical know-how and other skills to improve efficiency and productivity.
Potato processing factory to be built at Ol Kalou
May 10, 2019
A potato and vegetable processing plant will be built soon in Ol Kalou town. The factory, a collaboration of the Department of Correctional Services and Nyandarua county government, will mitigate post-harvest losses ...
Despite potato shortage in Kenya, Nyandarua County potato farmers hardly benefit
February 18, 2019
An acute shortage of potatoes has hit Nyandarua County, a top producer of potatoes in Kenya and in fact, the entire country is suffering from a shortage.
Chipsy launches its biggest agricultural programme for potato seed production
April 27, 2018
Pepsico's joint venture in Egypt, Chipsy For Food Industries SAE, announced a major agricultural programme to produce all seed potatoes locally.
In Rwanda, Kinigi is still the leading potato variety on the market
January 27, 2018
New potato varieties are needed in Rwanda to meet the current market demands. Nevertheless, the potato variety Kinigi is still favorite among farmers as well as in the community of potato consumers.
Potato Chip manufacturer Hanawa Super Foods contracts 1000 farmers in Zimbabwe
October 17, 2017
Hanawa Super Foods has contracted over 1 000 farmers to grow potatoes as it moves to cut imports, a company official said.
Olusegun Paul Andrew, the chairman of BlackPace Africa Group (left) and Clare Akamanzi, CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (right) exchange documents
September 07, 2017
The government of Rwanda has signed a multimillion dollar deal with a Nigerian investor, the Blackpace Africa Group, to revamp and develop Rwanda’s potato industry and help make the country a key producer and exporter of potato products.
Zimbabwe potato processor looking to import as the country runs out of potatoes
May 28, 2017
Zimbabwe has run out of potatoes for making potato chips, prompting potato chips manufacturer Hanawa Super Foods to request an import permit to buy potatoes from South Africa from the Industry and Commerce ministry.
Potato Processors Kenya initiate contract farming to deal with shortage of potatoes for processing
September 09, 2016
In a sign of a maturing market, two potato processing companies in Kenya - Tropical Heat - a snack manufacturer - and Sereni Fries said they will sign contracts with growers to supply 600 tonnes of potatoes every month in order to assure their supply of potatoes suitable for processing.

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