英国农场主在19世纪80年代将马铃薯引入东非,作为一种主粮和农民收入的一个来源,马铃薯的重要性在过去30年里与日俱增。按产量计算,马铃薯现已成为肯尼亚仅次于玉米的第二大粮食作物,其2007年的总产量大约为80万吨。

在肯尼亚,尽管一些大型种植者从事商业化生产,马铃薯还是主要由小农种植,其中大多为妇女。种植地点主要集中在海拔1200至3000米的高原地区。

肯尼亚的马铃薯几乎全部由当地人民食用,平均每人每年达到将近25公斤。不仅农村种植马铃薯的人们喜爱马铃薯,它也受到收入较高的城市居民们的青睐——虽然在部分非洲国家,马铃薯被视为“穷人的粮食”,但在肯尼亚它被看作是优质和高档食物。
农业数据 肯尼亚
Potato Production in 2017 :1519870.00tonnesOfficial data
Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :192341.00haOfficial data
Potato Yield in 2017 :79020.00hg/haCalculated data
Sweet Potato Production in 2017 :667274.00tonnesOfficial data
Sweet Potato Yield in 2017 :94220.00hg/haCalculated data
Sweet Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :70821.00haOfficial data
Potato Production in 2016 :1335880.00tonnesOfficial data
消费数据 肯尼亚
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2013:41.66kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2013:23.34kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2012:57.92kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2012:17.92kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:47.87kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:16.26kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:57.49kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
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