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Kenya seeks Sh656m for potato seed study

Kenya seeks funding for seed potato study

February 23, 2021
Kenya 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

Report: The potato value chain in Morocco

October 16, 2020
The 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 Initiative Garners Increase in Potato Harvest

PepsiCo Egypt and USAID support potato farmers to increase productivity

February 11, 2020
For 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

Potato processing factory to be built at Ol Kalou, Kenya

May 10, 2019
A 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 ...
Despite potato shortage in Kenya, Nyandarua County potato farmers hardly benefit

Despite potato shortage in Kenya, Nyandarua County potato farmers hardly benefit

February 18, 2019
An acute shortage of potatoes has hit Nyandarua County, a top producer of potatoes in Kenya and in fact, the entire country is suffering from a shortage.
Chipsy launches its biggest agricultural programme for potato seed production

Egypt: Chipsy launches agricultural program to produce all seed potatoes locally

April 27, 2018
Pepsico's joint venture in Egypt, Chipsy For Food Industries SAE, announced a major agricultural programme to produce all seed potatoes locally.
In Rwanda, Kinigi is still the leading potato variety on the market

In Rwanda, Kinigi is still the leading potato variety on the market

January 27, 2018
New potato varieties are needed in Rwanda to meet the current market demands. Nevertheless, the potato variety Kinigi is still favorite among farmers as well as in the community of potato consumers.
Potato Chip manufacturer Hanawa Super Foods contracts 1000 farmers in Zimbabwe

Potato Chip manufacturer Hanawa Super Foods contracts 1000 farmers in Zimbabwe

October 17, 2017
Hanawa Super Foods has contracted over 1 000 farmers to grow potatoes as it moves to cut imports, a company official said.
Olusegun Paul Andrew, the chairman of BlackPace Africa Group (left) and Clare Akamanzi, CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (right) exchange documents

Nigeria based BlackPace Group brings potato supply chain and potato processing knowledge to Rwanda

September 07, 2017
The government of Rwanda has signed a multimillion dollar deal with a Nigerian investor, the Blackpace Africa Group, to revamp and develop Rwanda’s potato industry and help make the country a key producer and exporter of potato products.
Zimbabwe potato processor looking to import as the country runs out of potatoes

Zimbabwe potato processor looking to import as the country runs out of potatoes

May 28, 2017
Zimbabwe has run out of potatoes for making potato chips, prompting potato chips manufacturer Hanawa Super Foods to request an import permit to buy potatoes from South Africa from the Industry and Commerce ministry.

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