News on Potato Varieties and Seed from Africa
Are potatoes from Egypt a solution for the potato shortage in Europe?
May 18, 2023This year is marked by strong demand and insufficient supply of potatoes, a situation that professionals of the industry and media go so far as to call 'the global potato shortage'.
Las patatas egipcias obtienen buenos resultados en el mercado español
May 17, 2023Este año se ha caracterizado por cambios en el clima mundial que han trastocado las producción de patatas y provocado alteraciones en los canales de aprovisionamiento.
Ensayo de salinidad en Egipto: una variedad de patata resistente a los altos niveles de salinidad del agua
March 08, 2023El obtentor de patatas y exportador de semillas holandés HZPC ha completado un ensayo de salinidad en Egipto con la cosecha organizada a finales de enero.
Solynta and PepsiCo Partner to Bring Hybrid Potato Seeds to Ethiopian Farmers
March 02, 2023Solynta and PepsiCo’s Ethiopia-based Foods Unit, Senselet Food Processing PLC (Senselet), have launched a project to introduce hybrid true potato seeds (HTPS) to Ethiopia.
Nigeria harvests first batch of biotech-potatoes
December 20, 2022Elder Isaiah Buwah is growing potatoes for forty years in the Plateau State, North Central Nigeria. Having seen the impact from late blight first hand, he truly enjoyed the harvest of the first batch of - resistant - biotech potatoes.
Local seed potato research promising in Zimbabwe
November 24, 2022The Zimbabwe Potato Micro-propagation Association (ZPMA) has spearheaded the resuscitation of seed potato production since this stalled around 2008. The current mandate is to substitute imported seed potato.
Rooted Apical Cuttings: Plugging the gap in quality seed potato production to boost food security in Asia and Africa
November 13, 2022A capacity-building initiative that started in Kenya to fill gaps in the supply of high-quality early generation seed (EGS) is now spreading across Asia and many African countries
Solynta and Regenz partner to bring hybrid potato seed to South Africa
November 01, 2022South African seed potato producer RegenZ and European hybrid potato seed innovator Solynta announced a partnership to bring hybrid true potatoes to the South African farming community.
University Outreach Project in Kenya Teaching Tissue Culture to Potato Farmers
October 31, 2022Richard Mbaria makes a point at his potato in Kapsita village of Nakuru County, Kenya. The farmer has increased his production per acre thanks to training by a CARP+ project implemented in the area by Egerton University.
Tissue Culture Tech Boosts Potato Yield in Kenya
October 04, 2022A community project that provides farmers with healthy seed potato, cultivated using innovative laboratory techniques is significantly increasing yields in Kenya, an agricultural expert says.