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OCTOBER E-NEWSLETTER

National Potato council of Kenya
picture THE SECOND SPEAKER’S ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSES AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

The National Potato Council of Kenya (NPCK) participated in the second Speaker’s Roundtable meeting with the 12th Parliament from 17th to 19th October 2019 in Mombasa. The Speaker’s Roundtable meetings enables the private sector to conduct structured engagement with both Houses of Parliament (the National Assembly and the Senate). Building on the success of the previous Speakers’ Roundtable […]

picture NAROK COUNTY LAUNCHES THE 2019 POTATO REGULATIONS

The county government of Narok continues to engage all potato stakeholders with an aim of developing the potato industry in the county. On 9th September 2019, the county convened a meeting in Enkare area, Narok East Ward. The purpose of the meeting was to officially launch the Crops Irish (Potato Regulations) 2019 and set the […]

picture IMPORTED SEED POTATO TO BE AFFECTED BY NEW GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVE

Recently Kenya Bureau of Standards had started implementing a government circular on Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC). The circular directs imports including potatoes to have a PVoC certificate from country of origin. It also directs reduction of government agents at points of entry and KEBS to be the lead clearing agent at ports of entry. […]

picture POTATO SEED TRADE MEETING

Availability, access and affordability of quality certified seed potato remains a major problem in the potato subsector. It is in this regard that the KEPHIS convened a meeting on 8th October 2019 to discuss new technologies such as apical cuttings, tissue culture and aeroponics. Organizations present included Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT), […]

NYERI COUNTY LAUNCHES THE 2019 POTATO REGULATIONS

The County Government of Nyeri has joined other counties in launching the Crops Act (Potato Regulation) 2019 in a meeting organized in the county on 15th October 2019. Among the attendees were county enforcement unit, ministry of trade, department of agriculture, Agricultural Council of Kenya (AgCK), Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA), Agricultural Sector Development Support […]

picture THE AGRICULTURE STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP

NPCK participated in an agriculture stakeholders’ workshop that took place on 26th September 2019 in Nairobi. The workshop was as a result of the need by Agriculture Stakeholders to create an umbrella body for the entire agricultural sector in Kenya in order to have a more unified and stronger voice. The umbrella body is called […]

picture JOINT WORKSHOP ON THE DRAFT WAREHOUSE RECEIPT SYSTEM REGULATIONS, 2019

The Potato Council participated in a  joint stakeholders’ consultative workshop on the draft capital markets regulations, 2019 and the draft Warehouse Receipt System Regulations, 2019 that was held on 18th September 2019 at Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Detailed presentation of the two drafts was done . Stakeholders were then invited to give their inputs […]

NEW KEBS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS INDUCTION

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) is a government agency mandated with the provision of Standards, Metrology and Conformity Assessment (SMCA) services. In its role of standard provision KEBS has constituted various Technical Committees so as to tap into the private sector expertise in developing standards. Recently, KEBS organized training in Nairobi for new technical […]

V4CP CONTRIBUTION IN ADDRESSING POST-HARVEST LOSSES IN THE POTATO VALUE CHAIN THROUGH POLICY ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING FOR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

Voice for Change Partnership (V4CP) program running from 2016-2020, led by the Netherlands Development organization (SNV) is a multi-country and multi-sector project (funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands) focusing on evidence-based advocacy to provide an enabling environment for business and improved service delivery to communities covering four themes Food Nutrition and Security […]

picture POTATO TEAM MAKES IT AGAIN IN THE 2019 STANDARD CHARTERED MARATHON!

The Standard Chartered Marathon is an annual event that aims at raising funds for various community initiatives. The 2019 Standard Chartered Marathon aimed at among other things,  tackling inequality and increasing economic inclusion of young people across markets, helping the next generation learn, earn and grow under the theme “future makers”. As tradition, NPCK and […]

POTATO PEELS

Potato is used both at household for direct consumption and at industrial level in food processing for value addition. At both the two levels of potato consumption, the potato peels generated are considered as a waste and therefore disposed of which is contrary to the recent research studies that suggests that potato peel is an […]

picture POTATO GOODNESS

In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Dinner Home Fries. Ingredients: 7 large potatoes One large onion 1/2 teaspoon freshly Ground black pepper Cooking oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary   Directions: Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes. Place them in a pot […]

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