• NPCK C.E.O APPOINTED WORLD POTATO CONGRESS INC.’S (WPC) INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR

    NPCK and potato industry in Kenya is delighted to receive the good news of appointment of NPCK’s CEO, Mr. Wachira Kaguongo, as the World Potato Congress Inc.’s (WPC) International Advisor which was done on  12th Dec 2019. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Kaguongo to the WPC family as he brings a wealth of […]

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  • NPCK PARTICIPATES IN THE LAUNCH OF POTATO MULTISTAKEHOLDER PLATFORM IN NIGERIA AND CAMEROON

    A potato multi-stakeholder platform is an organization or a body created to act as an avenue for potato information sharing, to help address challenges and advocate for policy change in the potato value chain. The platform comprises of key players in the value chain both in the private and public sector. During the Global Potato […]

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  • NYANDARUA POTATO FARMERS FIELD DAY

    The Potato Value Chain Capacity Building (PCB) Project which is being implemented by IFDC and other partners in Nyandarua County targets to increase revenue for 3,000 smallholder farmers through training on good agricultural practices, facilitating access to affordable certified potato seed and increasing market knowledge and access. As part of implementation process, IFDC in partnership […]

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  • LATE BLIGHT MANAGEMENT MEETING

    Late blight is a disease that is caused by a pathogen called phytophthora infestans whose primary host is potato but can infect other crops like tomato. This disease can infect potato foliage and tubers at any stage of crop development. Knowing the symptoms and disease cycle of this rapidly destructive disease is necessary to implement […]

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  • THE 2019 EASTERN AND CENTRAL REGION POTATO FAIR

    The Eastern and Central Region Potato Fair was held on 29th November 2019 in Meru County. Over 30 exhibitors displayed their products and services in the areas of Crop protection, Mechanization, Soil nutrition, Seed and Ware potato production, Financing, crop rotation among others. The event had over 1,000 registered participants that included farmers, stakeholders, and […]

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  • IMPACT OF DIFFERENT SEED POTATO SPACING ON YIELD

    Good crop spacing is one of the agronomic practices that contribute to high yield of various crops when followed appropriately. In potato production, spacing of tubers during planting should be 75cm between rows depending on the variety. The distance between one plant and the next on the same row should be 30cm. However, most small […]

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  • HOW TO STORE POTATOES AT HOME

    Potato is a nutritious food that is widely enjoyed around the world . Its popularity can be partly attributed to its wide availability as a staple food.  Being a vegetable crop, potatoes are perishable and in order to extend their shelf lives and prevent wastage they need to be stored properly. The following are different […]

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  • POTATO VOCABULARIES EXPLAINED

    This month, we shall learn about two Common Potato pests; Aphids and Tuber moth. Aphids This is an insect that sucks sap from plants and transmit viral diseases like potato leaf roll virus.                            Left a Picture of Potato leaf infected by viral disease spread by aphids. Right: a […]

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  • POTATO GOODNESS CORNER

    In the potato goodness corner, we shall look at how to prepare Potato smoothie. Ingredients: 4 large potatoes 2 cups of milk 2 table spoons of cocoa powder 1 table spoon smooth peanut butter (Optional) 2 table spoonsful of honey or any other sweetener.   Directions: Peel the potatoes and cut them into small sizes. […]

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  • 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 […]

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