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

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

April 16, 2020
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

10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It

August 13, 2019
Researchers are developing lower-emissions rice varieties, feed additives and other technological innovations to create a more sustainable food system.
East Africa Potato Knowledge Portal established as part of Spirit Project

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

March 08, 2016
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.
Tolsma grisnich group kisima farm project

Tolsma-Grisnich Group constructs modern seed potato storage in Kenya

November 04, 2013
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

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

September 30, 2013
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.
Anne Njoroge

Phytophthora infestans KE-1 is spreading rapidly across East Africa

March 13, 2013
Njoroge is studying a new lineage of Phytophthora infestans called KE-1 that is spreading rapidly across East Africa.
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Kenyan Farmers to Get Drought Resistant Potato Seeds

July 12, 2011
Plans are underway to start breeding drought resistant potato varieties to curb food shortage. Players in potato farming who were meeting at Oljoro Orok Farmers Training Centre in Nyandarua West district observed that available potato varieties are onl...
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Potato price crash in Kenya slashes returns for producers

June 23, 2011
In Kenya, Potato farmers and traders are bracing for lower returns after a bumper harvest prompted a price crash, easing consumer anxiety over the rising cost of living compounded by a shortage of maize.

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