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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.
Major fast-food joints rely on imports from as far as Egypt and South Africa for the potatoes they use for French fries.

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

June 21, 2021
Major fast-food joints rely on imports from as far as Egypt and South Africa for the potatoes they use for French fries.
Vegetable Processing Plant: Correctional Services PS Zeinab Hussein, Nyandarua Deputy Governor Cecilia Mbuthia, Lands executive Lawrence Mukundi, Agriculture executive James Karitu and Finance counterpart Mary Mugwanja at the site.
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Potato processing factory to be built at Ol Kalou, Kenya

May 10, 2019
A potato and vegetable processing plant will be built soon in Ol Kalou town. The factory, a collaboration of the Department of Correctional Services and Nyandarua county government, will mitigate post-harvest losses ...
Danson Ndegwa, plant manager of the Engineer Food Processing plant located at Engineer town explains the potato processing production process during a tour of the plant prior to its official opening.

New Potato Processing plant in Nyandarua will give local potato farmers more opportunities

April 25, 2019
The opening of a new potato processing plant in Engineer town, Nyandarua county (Kenya) offers new opportunities for local potato farmers.
Alice Nyaguthii - who once lived and farmed in the forest but is now a squatter in Kabiruini, Ruturu in Nyeri County - plants a tree in a potato farm in Hombe forest.

Potato Processors in Kenya contract 23,000 farmers to meet consumer demand

March 15, 2017
Some 23,000 farmers in 13 potato-producing counties in Kenya have signed contracts with various potato processing companies in the country to buy the produce to supply enough food to consumers.
A selection of the potato products of the processing companies involved. Tropical Heat (left) offers a range of potato chips in different flavours, cuts and packaging. Sereni Fries (right) offers potatoes for the preparation of french fries in hotels and

Potato Processors Kenya initiate contract farming to deal with shortage of potatoes for processing

September 09, 2016
In a sign of a maturing market, two potato processing companies in Kenya - Tropical Heat - a snack manufacturer - and Sereni Fries said they will sign contracts with growers to supply 600 tonnes of potatoes every month in order to assure their supply of potatoes suitable for processing.
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Consumption of French fries in East Africa is booming

September 26, 2008
Consumption of potato chips (French fries) in East Africa is booming. Urbanisation, the proliferation of fast-food restaurants, growing tourism, and a significant change in eating habits among both high- and low-income groups in urban areas is raising...


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