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Egypt imported 131 thousand tons of seed potato and 25 thousand tons of frozen french fries and potato chips

Egypt imported 131 thousand tons of seed potato and 25 thousand tons of potato products (French Fries and Chips)

January 18, 2022
Sources revealed to Al-Mal that 131 thousand tons of potato seeds arrived from European facilities approved for import from last October until early January, for 76 approved varieties.
CSIR-SARI introduces new varieties of Frafra potato to farmers in Talensi and Nabdam

CSIR-SARI introduces new varieties of Frafra potato to farmers in Northern Ghana

December 18, 2021
The Savannah Agriculture Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR – SARI] has introduced new varieties of the ‘Frafra’ potato crop to farmers in the Talensi and Nabdam districts of the Upper East Region.
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.
Middlemen plunge Rwanda potato farmers into losses

Middlemen plunge Rwanda potato farmers into losses

November 16, 2021
Potato farmers in Rwanda are counting their losses, claiming that they are selling their produce at 'giveaway' prices, despite the cost remaining high on the market.
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.
Rwandan farmers help validate and disseminate new potato varieties

Potato Farmers in Rwanda help validate and disseminate new varieties

August 02, 2021
The triadic comparisons of technologies – or tricot – approach is being used in a citizen-science project funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) to identify and scale up best cassava and potato varieties in Rwanda.
Expiration of anti-dumping tariffs on fries leaves South African potato industry vulnerable

Expiration of anti-dumping tariffs on fries leaves South African potato industry vulnerable

July 28, 2021
Anti-dumping tariffs on frozen French fries imported from the Netherlands and Germany have expired, leaving the South African potato industry vulnerable to ‘dumping’.
AKILIMO digital platform improves potato yields in Rwanda

AKILIMO digital platform improves potato yields in Rwanda

July 04, 2021
CIP and RAB are focusing their efforts in this area to release varieties that are high-yielding, pest and disease resistant, and climate-resilient.  But is this enough to overcome the low potato yields faced by Rwandan farmers?
Zimbabwe: Matabeleland South Potato Producer Laments Lockdown Induced Losses

Zimbabwe: Matabeleland South Potato Producer Laments Lockdown Induced Losses

June 24, 2021
The prolonged Covid-19 lockdown has brought more harm to potato production that any other crop being produced in Zimbabwe at the Agricultural Rural Development Authority (ARDA) Trek Antelope Estate in Maphisa, Matabeleland South.

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