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Zimbabwe: Matabeleland South Potato Producer Laments Lockdown Induced Losses

Zimbabwe: Matabeleland South Potato Producer Laments Lockdown Induced Losses

June 24, 2021
The prolonged Covid-19 lockdown has brought more harm to potato production that any other crop being produced in Zimbabwe at the Agricultural Rural Development Authority (ARDA) Trek Antelope Estate in Maphisa, Matabeleland South.
Re-educating Nigerian Potato growers: from farming as a culture to farming as a business

Re-educating Nigerian Potato growers: from farming as a culture to farming as a business

June 23, 2021
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has commenced training for Irish potato farmers in Kano. The training which began on Monday, June 21, will end on Friday, June 25, 2021.
New Potatoes South Africa awareness campaign highlights resilience, optimism of unsung industry heroes

New Potatoes South Africa awareness campaign highlights resilience

April 27, 2021
Potatoes South Africa (PSA) has launched a bold new awareness campaign in a bid to create perspective about the resilience and performance of the potato industry’s stakeholders in the country, especially in the context of South Africa recently marking the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 disruption.
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.
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.
Kiremko starts up Fun Fries French fry line in Morocco remotely using AR

Kiremko starts up Fun Fries French fry line in Morocco remotely using AR

October 30, 2020
A new experience for both Kiremko and Morrocan potato processor Fun Fries; the French fry line that was installed last summer was started up entirely remotely using augmented reality.
South Africa Has Seen a Massive Surge in Potato Prices in Recent Months

Why South Africa Potato Prices Exploded by 140% in Just Four Months

October 23, 2020
Since mid-June, potato prices have been on average 46% higher than in the same period last year. In four months, the average market price of a 10kg
bag has rocketed from below R35 to R83.
First True Potato Seed (TPS) Trial of Solynta and Solidaridad in Mozambique Shows Great Potential

First True Potato Seed (TPS) Trial of Solynta and Solidaridad in Mozambique Shows Great Potential

October 16, 2020
A first pilot using True Potato Seed (TPS) in Angonia District, Tete province in Mozambique, conducted by Solidaridad and Solynta shows great potential to drastically improve and innovate potato production in Mozambique.
Mr Oswell Mharapara

Zimbabwe starts seed potato multiplication to reduce the need for imports

September 29, 2020
The government of Zimbabwe, in conjunction with Kutsaga Research Station has embarked on a seed potato multiplication programme from mini-tuber to commercial seed potato.
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.

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