NATIONAL POTATO COUNCIL OF KENYA

JUNE-JULY E-NEWSLETTER

  CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE

Potato farm with soil surface covered with crop residue to help reduce soil erosion  (Photos courtesy of photobucket.com and alamy.com) Potato cultivation usually involves intensive[Read more]

image COMBATING CHALLENGES OF ENFORCING THE IRISH POTATO (2019) REGULATIONS

Panelists during the launch of the Irish Potato (2019) Regulations during the annual potato The Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA), NPCK and other stakeholders, who included representatives from the major[Read more]

image NPCK AND PARTNERS CONDUCT SUCESSFUL COUNTY POTATO FARMER TRAININGS

In an effort to continue supporting potato farmers to improve potato productivity through adoption of good agricultural practices and better technologies, NPCK and partners organized potato field demonstrations and trainings[Read more]

image KALRO DEVELOPS A WEATHER FORECAST PLATFORM FOR FARMERS IN KENYA

 Weather forecast results for Mirangine ward in Olkalou, Nyandarwa county between 24/07/2020 and 28/07/2020. The new weather application by KALRO is easy to use and has high level of accuracy.[Read more]

image CHEMICALS APPROVED BY PCPB FOR MANAGEMENT OF POTATO PEST AND DISEASES

Unmanaged potato pests and diseases results into high losses both in the field and during storage. Use of chemicals is one of the recommended ways of managing pests and diseases.[Read more]

image VIAZI SOKO DIGITAL PLATFORM IS UNDERGOING A MAJOR UPGRADE

A smart phone: Viazi Soko App is being developed and users will be able to access its services online. VIAZI SOKO is a web-based digital platform used for collecting, processing[Read more]

image KENYA’S BID TO HOST THE 2025 WORLD POTATO CONGRESS

Participants during the recent World Potato Congress (WPC) in Cusco, Peru. NPCK and partners are bidding for a similar event to be held in Kenya in 2025 Kenya’s key potato[Read more]

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

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 RETAIL STORE LIGHT CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTE TO POTATO GREENING

Light conditions in retail stores may contribute to potato greening, says a team of researchers at the University of Tasmania, in their recently published study on this subject. The research[Read more]

image S.A. RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY IDEAL PLANT SPECIES FOR POTATO CROP ROTATION

An infected potato. A study by researchers in the Potato Pathology Program at the University of Pretoria’s Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute identified oat (Avena strigosa) and soybean (Glycine max)[Read more]

image INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER DEPOSITS 60K SEEDS IN GLOBAL VAULT

The International Potato Center (CIP) recently joined 34 other organizations across the globe in depositing more than 60,000 seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a biodiversity bunker in a[Read more]

image FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE TUBER NUMBERS IN A POTATO PLANT

The numbers of tubers produced by each plant is influenced by agronomy and varietal potential. A large number of tuber seeds per hectare will produce a crop of predominately small[Read more]

image POTATO SCIENCE – WHY SOME POTATO FRIES BROWN AND OTHERS DON’T

If you’ve ever made any potato dish you might have had both great successes and failures with the exact same recipe. In some cases the fries just turn out perfect ,[Read more]

MUKIMO RECIPE

Mukimo is a meal whose origin is Central Kenya (Agikuyu community) but it’s being served in hotels across the country. If you have been wondering how to prepare this meal at home,[Read More]
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