• Launch of seed potato production unit at National Youth Service (NYS), Tumaini farm

    The National Youth Service (NYS) and the Kenya Prisons Service launched a seed potato production unit on 15th February 2019 at NYS Tumaini farm in Nyandarua County. The objective of the project is to produce seed potato for planting on the 300 acre NYS farm in Tumaini. This will in turn go a long way […]

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  • Irish potato regulations update

    The proposed Irish potato regulations received a favorable consideration by the National Assembly committee on delegated legislation during the pre-publication session in Mombasa on 5th February 2019. The draft has then been reviewed further based on some minor concerns identified at the session. The Cabinet secretary is expected to submit it for Gazetment and there […]

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  • Potato marketing forums: a strategic intervention by NPCK and partners

    Direct market linkage between farmers and market outlets is widely viewed as part of the solution to solving challenges faced by farmers in marketing potatoes. Towards achieving this, NPCK and partners have come up with a strategic intervention dubbed Potato marketing forums. The forums are made up of potato buyers, potato farmer groups, County government, […]

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  • The north rift region potato fair

    The North Rift Region Potato Fair was held on 22nd February 2019 at the Agricultural Mechanization Service (AMS) Chepkoilel, Eldoret. 31 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 1,218 registered participants that included farmers, […]

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  • The Eastern and central region potato fair

    As part of its efforts to transform the Potato Industry, the NPCK has established forums for information sharing, showcasing technologies, and innovations and for business-to-business interactions. These initiatives are aimed at increasing awareness and sharing knowledge on innovations and technologies in developing agribusinesses, increasing availability of high quality inputs and improving productivity, which lead to […]

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  • Farmer field and business school (FFBS) harvest

    The second season of the Farmer Field and Business School cycle, which began in August, is coming to a close. The cycle which incorporated fifteen training sessions for a total of 1305 farmer, enters its final stage as farmers begin harvesting their potatoes planted using the FFBS technology. Last season the farmers reaped handsomely, getting […]

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  • Potato industry in Kenya

    The potato is the second most important food and cash crop after maize in Kenya. It goes without saying that the potato occupies a prime position in terms of contribution to food security, poverty eradication, and economic development. It is grown by about 800,000 smallholder farmers, employs 2.7 million actors along the marketing channels, and […]

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