• IMPLEMENTATION OF POTATO REGULATIONS IN NYANDARUA COUNTY

      IMPLEMENTATION OF POTATO REGULATIONS IN NYANDARUA COUNTY   Nyandarua County, one of the biggest producer of potatoes in the country, continues to engage key players with a view of improving potato subsector in the county. On 7th August 2019, the county organized for a planning meeting to discuss how the implementation of potato regulations […]

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  • NEW POLICY GUIDELINES ON IMPORTS INSPECTION

    NEW POLICY GUIDELINES ON IMPORTS INSPECTION     The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) organized a workshop on   16th July 2019in Nairobi to create awareness on a new government policy that requires all imports including agricultural produce to undergo a pre-export inspection at country of origin. All imports are now expected to have a Pre-Export […]

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  • POTATO CURING TO REDUCE POST HARVEST LOSSES

    POTATO CURING TO REDUCE POST HARVEST LOSSES Most farmers contribute to post harvest losses unknowingly by use of sharp objects during harvesting hence causing cuts on the tubers. These cuts comprise of injuries to the tissues and because the tubers are already detached from the mother plant, the ability to heal is greatly reduced. The […]

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  • MOLO FARMERS TRAINED ON POTATO POST HARVEST MANAGEMENT

    MOLO FARMERS TRAINED ON POTATO POST HARVEST MANAGEMENT On 29th August 2019, Egerton University organized for a Potato Post Harvest Management training at Baraka Agricultural College in Molo. The farmers were trained on a range of topics such as potato harvesting, sorting, storage, grading and packaging. The training was conducted by Dr. David Picha, a […]

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  • FARMERS’ TRAINING ON APICAL CUTTINGS

    FARMERS’ TRAINING ON APICAL CUTTINGS Certified seed potato production in the country does not meet the current demand. Only less than 4% of the required quantity is produced and supplied. The current seed systems rely on production of minitubers from tissue culture plants in a screen house followed by three to four seasons of multiplication […]

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  • GIZ AND SERENI FRIES PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN POTATO PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING

    GIZ- NuSEPPP has partnered with Sereni Fries, a potato processor, on youth empowerment and employment creation within the framework of develoPPP.de where GIZ collaborates with private companies with contributions from both parties to address a common objective. In this partnership, GIZ has identified five youth farmer groups with over 150 members in Nyandarua County that […]

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  • CROP MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN SEED POTATO FARMING

    CROP MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN SEED POTATO FARMING Crop Management refers to the agricultural practices used to improve the growth, development, and yield of agricultural crops. During crop growth, it is necessary for potato farmers to observe good agricultural practices (GAPS) which contribute towards achieving quality yields. The following are some basic crop management practices in […]

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  • HEALTH BENEFITS OF POTATOES

    HEALTH BENEFITS OF POTATOES Potatoes are edible tubers, available worldwide and all year long. They are relatively cheap to grow, rich in nutrients and they can make a delicious meal. The fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals it provides can help ward off disease and benefit human health. Some of the health benefits of potatoes include: […]

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  • POTATO GOODNESS

    RECIPE-POTATO PIE Ingredients: Large sized potatoes Minced meat Eggs Cooking oil Method Boil the potatoes, mash and mound them into ball shapes. Cook the minced meat in your desired flavor until its ready. Make a hole in the round shape mashed potatoes and stuff the minced meat inside them. Beat the eggs completely in a […]

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  • COLLECTIVE POTATO INPUT PROCUREMENT AND MARKET LINKAGE IN NYANDARUA

    Low potato productivity is mainly attributed to poor accessibility of appropriate inputs and services while low quality potatoes is majorly caused by poor pre- and post-harvest management practices among potato farmers. To address this, NPCK is supporting farmer groups/cooperatives in procuring farm inputs and services collectively as well as link them to identified potato market […]

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