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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.
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.
Potatoes prevent food crisis in Ethiopia and restore 'dignity and hope'

Potatoes prevent food crisis in Ethiopia and restore 'dignity and hope'

April 24, 2019
Irish potatoes have prevented another major humanitarian food crisis in one of the poorest and most remote parts of Ethiopia, according to aid organization Concern Worldwide.
Struggling Potato Growers in Kenya turn to Contract Farming

Struggling Potato Growers in Kenya turn to Contract Farming

January 14, 2018
To deal with climate pressures, potato growers in Kenya are turning to contract farming to earn more money and get better seed.
Farmers in Tanzania benefit from more resilient potato varieties

Farmers in Tanzania benefit from more resilient potato varieties

March 17, 2017
Situated in the Northeast of Tanzania, the district of Lushoto is part of the so called highlands of Tanzania where potatoes are traditionally grown. Due to heat and lack of resilient potato varieties, farmers would often lose all the crop.
Winnaz potato chips take on Lay's in Rwanda

Winnaz potato chips take on Lay's in Rwanda

May 04, 2016
Pascal Murasira, co-founder and managing partner of Rwanda-based Hollanda FairFoods, tells about the opportunities and challenges for his company that manufactures potato chips under the brand name Winnaz.
Drought in South Africa pushes potato prices to the highest level ever

Drought in South Africa pushes potato prices to the highest level ever

February 07, 2016
Drought and hot conditions since September 2015 have a negative impact on yields in almost all the potato production regions in South Africa. Currently market prices are at the highest levels ever, while potato stock levels are at record low levels.
Semagn-Asredie Kolech with Ethiopian farmers

Potato may help feed Ethiopia in era of climate change

May 21, 2013
Semagn-Asredie Kolech, a Cornell doctoral candidate in the field of horticulture, studies the potato and bridges the tradition of Ethiopian farming with the modernity of agricultural science.
UN dinner of rejected vegetables

World leaders feast on Kenyan foodstuff rejected by UK supermarkets.

February 26, 2013
Cutting food waste went a notch higher on Tuesday evening as world ministers were treated to a feast of Kenyan foodstuff rejected by UK supermarkets.
Global warming could benefit potato industry

Global warming could benefit potato industry

August 01, 2012
Climate change could result in a positive outcome for the potato industry and possibly lead to potatoes becoming one of the top staple crops in the world

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