News on Food Trends from Kenya

KC-SWEET PURPLE is rich in beta-carotene, iron and zinc.
August 09, 2023

Kenya leads Eastern Africa with release of climate-adaptive and nutritious purple-fleshed sweet potato variety

The International Potato Center (CIP) has collaborated with Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) to release the KC Sweet Purple variety of sweet potato in an effort to tackle ongoing climate challenges facing farmers in Kenya.
World Potato Congress 2026 to be held in Nairobi, Kenya
May 23, 2023

World Potato Congress 2026 to be held in Nairobi, Kenya

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'.
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
November 13, 2022

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

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
Productores de papa en Kenia
October 31, 2022

University Outreach Project in Kenya Teaching Tissue Culture to Potato Farmers

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.
Potato farmers in Kenya close to a deal with KFC.
May 31, 2022

Potato farmers in Kenya close to a deal with KFC

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!
May 19, 2022

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

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.
Smartphone app Nuru helps farmers control potato and sweet potato diseases
April 14, 2022

Smartphone app Nuru helps farmers control potato and sweetpotato diseases

Free smartphone app Nuru helps African potato farmers to detect late blight (Phytophthora) and early blight (Alternaria) since 2021
Kenya: Potato imports by fast-food firms to attract 30pc duty.
June 21, 2021

Kenya: Potato imports by fast-food firms to attract 30pc duty

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)
June 02, 2021

Kenya: Nyandarua cops impound eight lorries over defying potato regulation (too large bags)

Police in Nyandarua county have intercepted eight lorries carrying potatoes in extended bags contrary to the Crops (Irish Potatoes) Regulations 2019.
Follow potato regulations now or risk jail – Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui
January 08, 2021

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

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.
World Potato Congress Webinar: Dr. Monica Parker present 'Diversified Use of Apical Cuttings to Boost Potato Seed Systems'
April 16, 2020

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

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.
10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It
August 13, 2019

10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It

Researchers are developing lower-emissions rice varieties, feed additives and other technological innovations to create a more sustainable food system.
Las papas son un éxito agrícola en Kenia
May 18, 2018

Las papas son un éxito agrícola en Kenia

Los agricultores de las regiones productoras de papa en Kenia están aprendiendo a cosechar éxitos gracias a un programa financiado por USAID: Desarrollo Acelerado de la Cadena de Valor para Alimentar el Futuro (AVCD por sus siglas en inglés).
Struggling Potato Growers in Kenya turn to Contract Farming
January 14, 2018

Struggling Potato Growers in Kenya turn to Contract Farming

To deal with climate pressures, potato growers in Kenya are turning to contract farming to earn more money and get better seed.
East Africa Potato Knowledge Portal established as part of Spirit Project
March 08, 2016

East Africa Potato Knowledge Portal created to strengthen the innovative capacity of local potato value chain

You can now join the East Africa Potato Value Chain Knowledge Sharing Portal, which aims to address the scientific and technological divide in the field of agricultural value-chain innovations by enabling East African research organizations to create, update and use scientific knowledge and technological innovations.
Nyandarua county in Kenya
July 16, 2014

CIP and GIZ jointly invest in potato project in Nyandarua County, Kenya

Nyandarua county in Kenya will benefit from an investment in a potato project that will involve large-scale production, processing and marketing.
 Tolsma grisnich group kisima farm project
November 04, 2013

Tolsma-Grisnich Group constructs modern seed potato storage in Kenya

The recently published LEI/WUR report ‘The value chain for seed and ware potatoes in Kenya’ emphasises the importance of conditioned storage for the continuous availability of certified seed potatoes.
 Kenya
September 30, 2013

Report: The value chain for seed and ware potatoes in Kenya

Potato in Kenya is an important food crop, second to maize. In 2011 the Dutch and Kenyan government agreed to support an initiative to support seed potato development in Kenya in order to increase yields and enhance food security.

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