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European potato field. Courtesy: European Potato Processors’ Association (EUPPA)

World Potato Congress 2026 to be held in Nairobi, Kenya

May 23, 2023
World Potato Congress Inc. has announced that World Potato Congress 2026 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme for the event is 'Developing Global Potato Partnerships for Enhanced Food Systems, Food Security and International Trade'.
Poundo Potato Flakes (Lamb Weston)

Lamb Weston Nigeria introduces Poundo Potato Flakes

May 12, 2022
Lamb Weston has introduced Poundo Potato Flakes to the Nigerian market and stresses the need to improve the margin in the potato value-chain
Olusegun Paul Andrew, the chairman of BlackPace Africa Group (left) and Clare Akamanzi, CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (right) exchange documents after signing the deal.

Nigeria based BlackPace Group brings potato supply chain and potato processing knowledge to Rwanda

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.
Governor of Plateau State Simon Lalong (left) together with Olusegun Paul Andrew, executive chairman of BlackPace (right) in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria (Courtesy: Cros Agro)

Nigeria: Plateau, BlackPace sign $65m MoU to increase potato production

August 06, 2017
BlackPace Africa, an Africa-focused investment management and advisory firm, and the Plateau State government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) towards a joint development arrangement to upscale potato production in the state and set up a potato processing facility in Jos, the state capital.
View on some of the farmland owned by Cros Agro Allied Ltd.

Cros Agro is planning a French Fries and Potato Flakes processing factory in Nigeria

April 18, 2017
Cros Agro Allied Ltd, a Nigerian agribusiness company, has announced a commitment to invest $65 million in the country’s potato sector, which includes the realization of the production of French fries and potato flakes
Mr. Tony Roberto Nsanganira, Minister of State in charge of Agriculture

Rwanda potato farmers to get Processing Plant

October 23, 2014
Plans are underway to construct an Irish potato processing plant in Musanze District to cut down post-harvest losses, Tony Nsanganira, the State Minister for Agriculture, has said.


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