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Re-educating Nigerian Potato growers: from farming as a culture to farming as a business

Re-educating Nigerian Potato growers: from farming as a culture to farming as a business

June 23, 2021
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has commenced training for Irish potato farmers in Kano. The training which began on Monday, June 21, will end on Friday, June 25, 2021.
Willie Jacobs appointed as CEO of Potatoes South Africa (PSA)

Willie Jacobs appointed as CEO of Potatoes South Africa (PSA)

February 01, 2021
Willie Jacobs took over the leadership of Potatoes Potatoes South Africa (PSA) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after Dr. André Jooste, who as part of his career planning, left the organization after 9 years.
Researchers identified and characterized potato dry rot and potato wilt pathogens in Algeria

Researchers identified and characterized potato dry rot and potato wilt pathogens in Algeria

January 15, 2021
Among the 152 isolates collected from symptomatic potato plants and tubers in different provinces in Algeria, 13 species of Fusarium and Neocosmospora were identified.
Why a new potato variety could be a game-changer for farmers in East Africa

Why a new potato variety could be a game-changer for farmers in East Africa

December 17, 2020
Imagine being a potato farmer in Ethiopia, Kenya, or Nigeria. On a small piece of land, which you depend on for food and income, you have spent months planting, weeding, and watering.
Rwandan entrepreneur Apollinaire Karegeya is growing potatoes without soil and with little water.

Aeroponics: growing potatoes in the air - agricultural innovation in Rwanda

December 04, 2020
A Rwandan entrepreneur is pioneering the use of innovative farming technology that, he believes, is set to play a major role in feeding the growing population in his country, amid increasing pressure on arable land.
Outgoing chief executive hails the potato growers of South Africa

André Jooste is leaving Potatoes South Africa

November 10, 2020
Dr. André Jooste, an agricultural economist who joined Potatoes South Africa eight years ago as chief executive officer, is leaving the organization at the end of the month for personal reasons.
South Africa Has Seen a Massive Surge in Potato Prices in Recent Months

Why South Africa Potato Prices Exploded by 140% in Just Four Months

October 23, 2020
Since mid-June, potato prices have been on average 46% higher than in the same period last year. In four months, the average market price of a 10kg
bag has rocketed from below R35 to R83.
World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar: 'Above and Below Ground: Diseases threatening sustainable potato production'

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar: 'Above and Below Ground: Diseases threatening sustainable potato production'

October 21, 2020
The World Potato Congress is pleased to be beginning its Fall webinar series on November 12, 2020, with Professor Jacquie van der Waals from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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.
World Potato Congress Webinar: Dr. Monica Parker present 'Diversified Use of Apical Cuttings to Boost Potato Seed Systems'

World Potato Congress Webinar: Dr. Monica Parker present 'Diversified Use of Apical Cuttings to Boost Potato Seed Systems'

April 16, 2020
Addressing seed shortages for potato is a perennial challenge in many potato-producing countries. Potato seed systems rely on several successive generations of bulking seed tubers to produce commercial seed.

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