NATIONAL POTATO COUNCIL OF KENYA
                                                                  APRIL MAY E-NEWSLETTER

image IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON AVAILABILITY AND PRICES OF FARM INPUTS AND SERVICES

NPCK in collaboration with other partners is monitoring availability and prices of potato farm inputs and services during this crisis caused by Covid 19 pandemic. The goal is to identify [Read More]

image EFFORTS TO INCREASE SEED POTATO AVAILABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY THROUGH THE GOVERNMENT’S E-VOUCHER SYSTEM

  Seed Potato on display: discussions on subsidization of certified seed potato through the government’s e-voucher initiative is on-going. One of the major challenges facing majority of farmers in the[Read More]

image FORMATION OF FOOD SECURITY WAR ROOM TO SUPPORT KENYA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE

Hon. Peter Munya, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture: The Government constituted a COVID-19 County Coordination and Food Security Committee comprised of the key sector Ministries and Council of Governors under[Read More]

image COVID-19 PANDEMIC AFFECTS WORLD PRODUCTION AND TRADE OF POTATOES AND OTHER CROPS CREATING A FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGE

  Mr. Romain Cools President and CEO of World Potato Congress (WPC) Inc. COVID-19 has shaken the whole world impacting society and the global economy similar to the effect of[Read More]

image POTATO FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS INITIATIVE

POTATO FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS INITIATIVE Potato is the second most important food and cash crop in Kenya after maize. However, its yields per acre in Kenya compared to other progressive African[Read More]

image NPCK ISSUES A DIGITAL COPY OF THE 2019 POTATO MAGAZINE

Due to the current covid-19 situation, NPCK is distributing the digital copy of the 2019 Potato Magazine. Please Click on the link below to access the digital copy: Click here[Read More]

image WITHDRAWAL OF WANFA TECHNOLOGIES LTD SEED PRODUCTION LICENSE

When it comes to certified seed potato, there are very clear guidelines from KEPHIS on how to produce and market them and this is anchored on the law. Seed potato[Read More]

  WARE POTATO MARKET PRICES IN MAJOR TOWNS IN THE MONTH OF MAY

NPCK collects and updates the prevailing ware potato market prices in 5 major towns on its website twice a week. This information is useful to potato stakeholders particularly farmers and[Read More]

image INTERESTING ALTERNATIVE USES OF POTATOES

  Apart from being an essential ingredient of most our favorite dishes, potatoes have other alternative home uses that are remarkable and great fun to try. The following are the[Read More]

image DEFINITION OF TERMS IN POTATO FARMING

This month, we shall learn about the different categories of seed potatoes in the country and improve our vocabulary in potato farming 1.Improved potato varieties Improved varieties are defined as[Read More]

image HEALTHY SNACKING DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC

When snacking cannot be avoided, select healthy snacks and consume in moderation to avoid excessive eating. Being at home for too long can lead to excessive snacking, which could lead[Read More]

image SEASONED POTATO WEDGES

Ingredients   For the wedges 4 large potatoes. (washed, skin on) 1 liter (4 cups) of vegetable oil.For seasoning 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) of Royco Mchuzi Mix[Read More]

image MINI POTATO PIZZA

Mini Potato Pizza Ingredients: 8-12 small potatoes 4 large onions 2 spoonful of cooking oil 1 small garlic clove that is minced 8 mini naan (Oven baked flat bread)[Read More]

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