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Nigeria wants to be among the top three potato producers in the world by 2025

Nigeria wants to be among the top three potato producers in the world by 2025

November 23, 2021
Mustapha Baba Shehuri, minister of state for agriculture and rural development, says Nigeria will be among the world’s top three potato producing countries by 2025.
Monitoring improves potato tuber moth control

Monitoring improves potato tuber moth control

September 23, 2021
Potato tuber moth can be a potato producer’s nightmare. Fortunately, InteliGro’s extremely effective monitoring system not only help to control this pest successfully but allows producers to manage risks and reduce input costs over time.
Farmer in Zimbabwe sues local potato chip manufacturer Cairns Foods over defective seed potatoes

Farmer in Zimbabwe sues local potato chip manufacturer Cairns Foods over defective potato seed

September 19, 2021
Patrick Makuzwa has approached the High Court seeking an order canceling his contract with Cairns Foods and for the food company to compensate him to the value of USD 46 789 50.
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.
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.
Dealing with Potato Cyst nematodes in East Africa

Dealing with Potato Cyst nematodes in East Africa

September 10, 2020
Demand for potatoes in eastern Africa has been growing steadily. This growth is driven in part by rising demand from the fast food industry and for processing into high value products such as crisps, chips and starch. Despite an increase of 60% in the area of cultivated land, production has been declining in Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda.
Disease resistant potato seeds launched in Dedza

Disease resistant potato seeds launched in Dedza

July 09, 2019
In an effort to combat diseases which have been hampering potato yields for the past two years in Dedza, International Potato Centre (CIP) recently handed over disease resistant Irish potato seeds to ten farmers in the district.
Bad seed potato imports hit Kenyan farmers ahead of the rainy season

Bad seed potato imports hit Kenyan farmers ahead of the rainy season

March 26, 2019
Kenyan farmers are facing a shortage of certified seed potatoes following the rejection of 78 percent of the planting materials that had been imported last year.
Potato Farmers in Uganda are waiting for new GM 'Victoria'

Potato Farmers in Uganda are waiting for new GM 'Victoria'

July 07, 2018
Victoria - a popular local potato variety in Uganda - is extremely susceptible to potato Late Blight disease, but a resistant GM version of this variety has been developed.
With testing almost complete, it is up to the government biosafety regulatory authorities in Uganda.

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