NATIONAL POTATO COUNCIL OF KENYA

MARCH 2020 E-NEWSLETTER

image ACUTE SEED POTATO SHORTAGE

The current season, which started in March, has seen an increase in the demand for quality seed potato in the country as majority of farmers embark on planting. Kenya’s estimtated[Read more]

image CHALLENGES IN POTATO TRANSPORTATION DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Since COVID-19 was first detected in Kenya, the government has come up with various mitigating measures including some of which restricted movement such as the dusk to dawn curfew. Other[Read more]

image KEBS WAIVES THE PVoC REQUIREMENT FOR 6 MONTHS

KEBS had started implementing a Legal Notice 183 that required all imports into the country undergo a Pre Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC). This requirement subjected all imports to verification[Read more]

  COUNTY GOVERNMENTS PREPAREDNESS ON COVID-19

Part of the County governments mandate is to implement government policies including agricultural policies. With the recent restrictions of movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, county governments through the Council[Read more]

image BANDWAGON EFFECT IN THE POTATO SUBSECTOR

The bandwagon effect is a psychological phenomenon in which people do something primarily because other people are doing it, regardless of their own beliefs, which they may ignore or override.[Read more]

image WARE POTATO MARKET PRICES IN MAJOR TOWNS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL

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 POTATO STAKEHOLDER FORUMS

The Potato Council has a number of forums and platforms aimed at supporting initiatives at different levels of the value chain which as point of references for potato activities, engagements[Read more]

image CRITERIA FOR SELECTING A SITE FOR PLANTING POTATO

Before engaging in potato farming, it is important to consider the suitability of the land which you intend to farm. You should seek to answer the following questions ; Has[Read more]

image UTILIZATION OF POTATO PEEL AS A FOOD PRESERVATIVE

Synthetic food preservatives could be used alone or in combination with natural preservatives. Both synthetic and natural antioxidants have been used in food industry; however, application of synthetics preservatives has[Read more]

  WATER USE AND MANAGEMENT IN POTATO PRODUCTION

Potato plant has got relatively high demand for water usage in the course of its growth compared to most plants. The peak of its water requirement is during the tuber[Read more]

image HOW TO MAKE POTATO CRISPS AT HOME

Potato crisps are thin slices of potatoes that may have been deep fried or baked until they become crunchy. They are a snack of choice for many people especially urbanites.[Read more]

image POTATO GOODNESS

POTATO GOODNESS In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Potato Kale Salad with roasted peanuts and craisins. Ingredients: 8 large potatoes 2 cups chopped kales[Read more]

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