News on Potatoes for processing 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'.
Better Potatoes, Better Planet: McCain Farm of the Future Africa set to transform potato farming in South Africa
April 27, 2023McCain Foods Limited, one of South Africa’s leading frozen food manufacturers, has officially opened its Farm of the Future Africa in Lichtenburg, North West, the second of three locations planned by 2025.
Norda industries favors Markies for the production of potato chips in Kenya
October 06, 2022Markies has already become the number one for potato chips in Kenya. Simultaneously Markies is also increasingly demanded by Kenya’s crisping industry. A good example is Norda Industries who favors our Markies variety for their potato crisps.
McCain Foods announces its second Farm of the Future. Location: South Africa
June 20, 2022McCain 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
May 31, 2022In 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.
Kenya: Potato imports by fast-food firms to attract 30pc duty
June 21, 2021Major fast-food joints rely on imports from as far as Egypt and South Africa for the potatoes they use for French fries.
Kenya seeks funding for seed potato study
February 23, 2021Kenya has applied for a Sh656 million grant from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to boost research on potato seed production and cut reliance on imports.
Report: The potato value chain in Morocco
October 16, 2020The Wageningen Research Foundation (WR), being subsidised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in the context of the Policy Support 'Sustainable agricultural development in a food system approach' published a study on the potato value chain in Morocco.
PepsiCo Egypt and USAID support potato farmers to increase productivity
February 11, 2020For the past year, PepsiCo Egypt has been working to empower Egyptian farmers by supporting them through training programs aimed at providing them with stronger technical know-how and other skills to improve efficiency and productivity.
Potato processing factory to be built at Ol Kalou, Kenya
May 10, 2019A potato and vegetable processing plant will be built soon in Ol Kalou town. The factory, a collaboration of the Department of Correctional Services and Nyandarua county government, will mitigate post-harvest losses ...