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Kenya seeks Sh656m for potato seed study

Kenya seeks funding for seed potato study

February 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.
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.
Working together on sustainable potato production in Kenya

Working together on sustainable potato production in Kenya

December 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.
Rwandan entrepreneur Apollinaire Karegeya is growing potatoes without soil and with little water.

Aeroponics: growing potatoes in the air - agricultural innovation in Rwanda

December 04, 2020
A Rwandan entrepreneur is pioneering the use of innovative farming technology that, he believes, is set to play a major role in feeding the growing population in his country, amid increasing pressure on arable land.
Report: The potato value chain in Morocco

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.
First True Potato Seed (TPS) Trial of Solynta and Solidaridad in Mozambique Shows Great Potential

First True Potato Seed (TPS) Trial of Solynta and Solidaridad in Mozambique Shows Great Potential

October 16, 2020
A first pilot using True Potato Seed (TPS) in Angonia District, Tete province in Mozambique, conducted by Solidaridad and Solynta shows great potential to drastically improve and innovate potato production in Mozambique.
Mr Oswell Mharapara

Zimbabwe starts seed potato multiplication to reduce the need for imports

September 29, 2020
The government of Zimbabwe, in conjunction with Kutsaga Research Station has embarked on a seed potato multiplication programme from mini-tuber to commercial seed potato.
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

September 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.
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'

April 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

February 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.

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