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AKILIMO digital platform improves potato yields in Rwanda

AKILIMO digital platform improves potato yields in Rwanda

July 04, 2021
CIP and RAB are focusing their efforts in this area to release varieties that are high-yielding, pest and disease resistant, and climate-resilient.  But is this enough to overcome the low potato yields faced by Rwandan farmers?
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.
Rwanda pilots 'revolutionary' potato seeds

Rwanda pilots 'revolutionary' potato seeds

January 06, 2020
The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has started testing True Potato Seeds, which are produced by Solynta, a Dutch firm that develops hybrid potatoes. True Potato Seeds are collected from the berries or fruits of the potato plant.
World Potato Congress Inc partner of the African Potato Association at the triennial conference in Kigali, Rwanda

World Potato Congress Inc partner of the African Potato Association at the triennial conference in Kigali, Rwanda

August 30, 2019
During his presentation at the official opening of the 11th African Potato Congress in Kigali, Rwanda, World Potato Congress President Romain Cools announced the continuous effort of his organization to be a partner of the African potato sector.
Potato organizations seek to leverage potatoes to address malnutrition in Africa

Potato organizations seek to leverage potatoes to address malnutrition in Africa

August 27, 2019
Potato organizations on Monday called for deliberate efforts to increase potato and sweet potatoes production for sustainable nutritious food systems in Africa.
Nigerian firm Blackpace acquires potato chip manufacturer Ndiyo in Rwanda

Nigerian firm Blackpace acquires potato chip manufacturer Ndiyo in Rwanda

November 12, 2017
BlackPace Africa Group has bought Ndiyo Business Group, a major producer of salted potato chips in Rwanda.
International Potato Center (CIP) and Blackpace Group to cooperate in advancing potato production in Africa

International Potato Center (CIP) and Blackpace Group to cooperate in advancing potato production in Africa

October 16, 2017
The International Potato Center (CIP) and BlackPace Africa Group (BPA) executed a Technical and Scientific agreement to advance potato production in Africa, with focus on Rwanda.
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.

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