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New platform deemed a boon for potato farmers in East Africa.

New platform deemed a boon for potato farmers in East Africa

June 29, 2022
Commercialisation of potato, a common food crop largely consumed in East Africa, will receive a boost following the launching of a value-chain platform dedicated to it.
McCain Foods Farm of the Future Canada attracts the attention of the entire supply chain

McCain Foods announces its second Farm of the Future. Location: South Africa

June 20, 2022
McCain Foods Limited has unveiled plans for a second Farms of the Future in South Africa, as part of its drive to cut carbon emissions and tackle the impacts of climate change.
Potato farmers in Kenya close to a deal with KFC.

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.
South Africa Potato Production Receives Added Protection with New Generation Fungicide of Corteva Agroscience

South Africa Potato Production Receives Added Protection with New Generation Fungicide of Corteva Agroscience

May 20, 2022
Corteva Agriscience launched Zorvec Encantia, a new fungicide that specifically targets late blight, a detrimental pathogen currently compromising potato growth in South Africa. The solution, based on Zorvec active, is the first member of a novel class of fungicides.
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.
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.
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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.

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