The table below summarizes activities carried out by our partners in the Potato industry. Using the search button you can filter the result by County, lead organization, funding partner, period of the project or value chain focus.
|LEAD ORGANIZATION||PROJECT NAME||VALUE CHAIN FOCUS||PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES||RESULTS AND NEWS||DURATION||COUNTIES||FUNDING PARTNERS||PARTNERS||WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION|
|INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTRE (CIP)||Feed the Future; Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD)||Seed, Marketing, Processing, Research & Development||To develop at least 150 progressive smallholder farmers into seed potato businesses.To increase capacity of 35,000 smallholder potato farmers to increase yields by 30%|
To improve seed and ware potato market coordination through access to market information by linking value chain actors
|During the first season 7 farmers introduced and produced quality seedfrom potato cutting technique.|
About 200 farmers trained on good agricultural practices through field days on 12 established innovation farms.
|2016-2019|| Meru |
Meru, MoALF(Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Uasin Gishu Counties)
|DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT GMBH (GIZ)||Nutrition-sensitive Potato Partnership Project (NuSePPP)||Production||To support smallholder farmers in order to increase their potato yields and contribute to the improvement of the nutritional situation of malnourished people in Nyandarua and Bungoma|| 39 Agricultural Officers trained through ToT-Training|
1,855 farmers trained through Farmer Field and Business schools
Development of national potato strategy and county potato strategy Nyandarua supported
700 Community Health Volunteers trained on Nutrition aspects
12 innovation sites for improved potato cultivation methods established
|German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ|| GIZ|
County Department Agriculture and Health of Nyandarua and Bungoma
|IFDC||Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship||Marketing|| To deepen and scale over 50 public-private partnerships in 9 focus countries in Africa, which together will offer significant and durable opportunity to at least 500,000 smallholder farmers (of which 40% will be women)|
To improve their livelihoods and to at least 2,500 SMEs (of which 40% will be female-headed)
To improve sales and provide jobs, while sustainably supplying food to regional, national and local markets, of which 40% will be BoP consumers.
|There are annual publications as well as biannual updates on activities.||2012-2017|| Meru|
|The Dutch Government (DGIS)||IFDC,BoP,ICRA||Learn more|
|SNV||Kenya Market-led Horticulture Programme -HortIMPACT||Marketing|| Inclusion of SME farmers in domestic and export markets|
Improve food safety
Reduction of food losses
Training farmers on best practice on potato production including promotin
Dutch seed potato varieties
Linking farmers to markets
Feasibility study on commercial potato storage
Promoting mechanization of potato production
|Product and market study to inform potato storage study complete.|
Location and technology study for commercial potato storage to be completed in November.
|Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands||Learn more|
|TECHNOSERVE||Kenya Potato Sub-sector Transformation Initiative||Marketing, Extension, Production|| Increased potato productivity for farmers|
Strengthened and expanded potato output markets for farmers
|2017-2019||Bungoma County||AGRA||NPCK||Learn more|
|KENYA/NETHERLANDS SEED POTATO DEVELOPMENT PROJECT||Seed, Production, Marketing||Investment in the capacity of KEPHIS in potato pests and diseases diagnostics, management of seed potato import, field inspection and certification;|
Testing and registration of new Dutch potato varieties for ware and processing purposes (over and above the current 37 registered ones);
Linking Dutch and Kenyan seed potato-related business interests through trade missions, business match-making, and information sharing;
Capacity building of (potential) medium to large-scale seed growers to enhance seed multiplication and related agri-business skills;
Capacity building of county agriculture staff and other stakeholders on creating a conducive environment for seed production in Kenya;
Research and demonstrations on performance of Dutch varieties in different climatic zones, agronomic practices, mechanisation and disease control; and
Contributing to seed potato information dissemination, stakeholder engagement and sector coordination.