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Centers of Excellence for Rooted Apical Cuttings: Plugging the gap in quality seed production to boost rural livelihoods and food security in Asia and Africa

Rooted Apical Cuttings: Plugging the gap in quality seed potato production to boost food security in Asia and Africa

November 13, 2022
A capacity-building initiative that started in Kenya to fill gaps in the supply of high-quality early generation seed (EGS) is now spreading across Asia and many African countries
Potato growers in Kenya

University Outreach Project in Kenya Teaching Tissue Culture to Potato Farmers

October 31, 2022
Richard Mbaria makes a point at his potato in Kapsita village of Nakuru County, Kenya. The farmer has increased his production per acre thanks to training by a CARP+ project implemented in the area by Egerton University.
Urban bites Agrico PSA

Norda industries favors Markies for the production of potato chips in Kenya

October 06, 2022
Markies has already become the number one for potato chips in Kenya. Simultaneously Markies is also increasingly demanded by Kenya’s crisping industry. A good example is Norda Industries who favors our Markies variety for their potato crisps.
Potato tissue culture provides farmers with healthy potato seeds.

Tissue Culture Tech Boosts Potato Yield in Kenya

October 04, 2022
A community project that provides farmers with healthy seed potato, cultivated using innovative laboratory techniques is significantly increasing yields in Kenya, an agricultural expert says.
KES 127 million (USD 1 million) program set to benefit potato farmers.

Kenya: USD 1 million program set to benefit potato farmers

September 17, 2022
More than 3,000 small-holder potatoes farmers from Nakuru are set to benefit from a KES 127 million (USD 1 million) program aimed at enhancing potato production in the County.
From L-R: Dr Bimal Kantaria, Lawrence Omuhaka, Harry Kimtai, Ms Flora Mutahi, and Agatha Thuo during the 2nd National Agriculture Summit at Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Headquarters Loresho, Nairobi. [Nanjinia Wamuswa, St

Potato farmers in Kenya close to a deal with KFC

May 31, 2022
In the next two months, Kenyan potatoes will be on the menu of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). This follows an intervention by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Agriculture Sector Network (ASNET) and the American fast food chain.
50,000 Kenyan potato farmers are partnering with Agrico PSA!

50,000 Kenyan potato farmers are partnering with Agrico PSA!

May 19, 2022
Agrico PSA is proud to communicate another impressive milestone reached: now over 50,000 Kenyan potato farmers are digitally partnering via their Facebook page! PSA’s Facebook page has evolved into a platform where potato knowledge is shared.
Farmer Brian Chemase uses the Nuru app in his potato field. Courtesy: M. Korir/PlantVillage

Smartphone app Nuru helps farmers control potato and sweetpotato diseases

April 14, 2022
Free smartphone app Nuru helps African potato farmers to detect late blight (Phytophthora) and early blight (Alternaria) since 2021
Destructive potato cyst nematodes meet their match in the banana-fiber paper

Paper made from banana waste prevents potato cyst nematode damage

March 08, 2022
With potato production in East Africa under increasing threat from the invasive and highly destructive potato cyst nematode (PCN) pest, an organic technology developed from banana plant waste material may well be the ultimate rescue.
Commercial production of apical cuttings of potato, Stokman Rozen Kenya (Courtesy: M. Parker/CIP)

Catalyzing a greater supply of seed potato in Kenya

June 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.

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