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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.
Kenya’s potato production expected to hit 2.5 mln tonnes in 2021

Kenya’s potato production expected to hit 2.5 mln tonnes in 2021

марта 16, 2021
Kenya’s potato production could hit 2.5 million tonnes in 2021 up from the estimated 2 million tonnes produced in 2020, the industry said on Friday.
Kenya seeks Sh656m for potato seed study

Kenya seeks funding for seed potato study

февраля 23, 2021
Kenya has applied for a Sh656 million grant from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to boost research on potato seed production and cut reliance on imports.
Follow potato regulations now or risk jail – Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui (Kenya) gets tough on potato regulations

января 08, 2021
The Nakuru County Government has announced that implementation of the potato regulations including the 50kg packaging rule is in force and must be adhered to immediately.
Working together on sustainable potato production in Kenya

Working together on sustainable potato production in Kenya

декабря 08, 2020
Viazi (potatoes in Kiswahili) are grown in Kenya since the 19th century. The production and consumption of the potato have grown steadily since.
The National Potato Council of Kenya and Corteva Agriscience have embarked on plans to increase yield among smallholder farmers from 7 tonnes to 20 tonnes per hectare.

National Potato Council of Kenya partners with Corteva Agriscience aiming to increase yields

сентября 25, 2020
The partnership targets to introduce new technologies and train smallholder farmers on how to improve potato yields through the use of quality seeds, resilient varieties, disease management and post-harvest management.
Dealing with Potato Cyst nematodes in East Africa

Dealing with Potato Cyst nematodes in East Africa

сентября 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.
World Potato Congress Webinar: Dr. Monica Parker present 'Diversified Use of Apical Cuttings to Boost Potato Seed Systems'

World Potato Congress Webinar: Dr. Monica Parker present 'Diversified Use of Apical Cuttings to Boost Potato Seed Systems'

апреля 16, 2020
Addressing seed shortages for potato is a perennial challenge in many potato-producing countries. Potato seed systems rely on several successive generations of bulking seed tubers to produce commercial seed.
Kenya: Government approves high yield potato seeds

Kenya: 'high input' approach potato cultivation pays off

февраля 25, 2020
In Kenya, potatoes are a key staple food, second only to maize. Yet its potato value chain has been underdeveloped for decades also. This has been acknowledged by the Kenyan government.
World Potato Congress Inc. Announces New International Advisor in Kenya - Mr. Wachira Kaguongo

World Potato Congress Inc. Announces New International Advisor in Kenya - Mr. Wachira Kaguongo

декабря 11, 2019
The World Potato Congress is pleased to announce that Mr. Wachira Kaguongo has accepted to become the World Potato Congress Inc.’s (WPC) newest International Advisor.

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