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

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

May 19, 2022
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.
Lamb Weston Poundo Potato Flakes

Lamb Weston Nigeria introduces Poundo Potato Flakes

May 12, 2022
Lamb Weston has introduced Poundo Potato Flakes to the Nigerian market and stresses the need to improve the margin in the potato value-chain
New Opportunities for Potato Farmers in Uganda, as Factory Opens in Kabale.

New Opportunities for Potato Farmers in Uganda, as Factory Opens in Kabale

April 25, 2022
Potato farmers in Kabale District, Uganda are elated following the commissioning of Muhingi Products Factory which is hoped to create added value addition for both sweet potato and Irish potato produce.
Smartphone app Nuru helps farmers control potato and sweet potato diseases

Smartphone app Nuru helps farmers control potato and sweetpotato diseases

April 14, 2022
Free smartphone app Nuru helps African potato farmers to detect late blight (Phytophthora) and early blight (Alternaria) since 2021
Algeria will again import potatoes

Algeria will again import potatoes

March 18, 2022
After several years of self-sufficiency, Algeria will start importing potatoes again. The reason is that the prices of this basic product have soared on the market, in some areas exceeding 140 dinars (about USD 0.096) per kilogram.
Paper made from banana waste prevents potato cyst nematode damage

Paper made from banana waste prevents potato cyst nematode damage

March 08, 2022
With potato production in East Africa under increasing threat from the invasive and highly destructive potato cyst nematode (PCN) pest, an organic technology developed from banana plant waste material may well be the ultimate rescue.
Potato farmers set to benefit from mobile data sharing app.

Potato farmers in South Africa set to benefit from mobile data sharing app

January 23, 2022
The potato industry in South Africa is investing in various technologies to improve its sustainability and is in the process of developing a mobile app to improve communication with members.
Egypt imported 131 thousand tons of seed potato and 25 thousand tons of frozen french fries and potato chips

Egypt imported 131 thousand tons of seed potato and 25 thousand tons of potato products (French Fries and Chips)

January 18, 2022
Sources revealed to Al-Mal that 131 thousand tons of potato seeds arrived from European facilities approved for import from last October until early January, for 76 approved varieties.
CSIR-SARI introduces new varieties of Frafra potato to farmers in Talensi and Nabdam

CSIR-SARI introduces new varieties of Frafra potato to farmers in Northern Ghana

December 18, 2021
The Savannah Agriculture Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR – SARI] has introduced new varieties of the ‘Frafra’ potato crop to farmers in the Talensi and Nabdam districts of the Upper East Region.
Nigeria wants to be among the top three potato producers in the world by 2025

Nigeria wants to be among the top three potato producers in the world by 2025

November 23, 2021
Mustapha Baba Shehuri, minister of state for agriculture and rural development, says Nigeria will be among the world’s top three potato producing countries by 2025.

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