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A mini shop for potatoes in Kigali, Rwanda

Middlemen plunge Rwanda potato farmers into losses

November 16, 2021
Potato farmers in Rwanda are counting their losses, claiming that they are selling their produce at 'giveaway' prices, despite the cost remaining high on the market.
A proud farmer with harvested potato.

Working together on sustainable potato production in Kenya

December 08, 2020
Viazi (potatoes in Kiswahili) are grown in Kenya since the 19th century. The production and consumption of the potato have grown steadily since.
One of the few mechanized potato farming operations in Nigeria (Courtesy: Vikampro)

Opportunities for potato farming in Nigeria

May 03, 2017
Potato farming in Nigeria has the potential to generate billions of Naira (millions of USD) annually. Nigeria produces about 1.5 million tons of potato per year and has a per capita consumption of about 7kg per year. However, many farmers struggle to sell to formal commercial buyers, mainly due to poor product quality and lack of organization.

Zimbabwe: 'Sack Potato a Flop'

August 10, 2014
Production of potatoes in sacks has proved to be a non-profitable venture with farmers registering zero to one kilogram per plant, according to Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) president Mr Wonder Chabikwa

First Egyptian potatoes in Europe

March 15, 2010
This week Fresh-Produce bv in Waalwijk received the first Egyptian potatoes. According to Harold Loonen of Fresh-Produce the quality is very good.   "Supply is going to be big. I expect to import more Egyptian potatoes than in previous years. It...

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